Rental & Facility Information

The Nature Center building is available to rent for small business meetings, social functions and other special events. From birthday parties with a fun nature program to team retreats to small weddings, the Nature Center can provide a unique location for your function. We often have a full schedule of programs and school groups that limit the number of rentals we can accommodate, so please book early (we typically book up 2-6 weeks out).

The Majestic View Park does not have pavilions, but several picnic tables are first-come-first-served. To reserve the sports field, visit Arvada Parks and field rental webpage. Have a large event? Submit a Special Event Permit for any events over 100 people to reserve the park. 

Areas Available to Rent

You may rent any of the following locations at the Nature Center. With your rental, you will also be able to access the gardens and the back patio. We cannot accommodate rentals on short notice. We recommend groups of 30 or more to also plan on using outdoor spaces as well (maximum indoor occupancy: 75) and/or booking after our public hours. If you are unsure about the space or have specific needs for your events, we recommend visiting the Nature Center during our public hours or requesting a tour in your rental inquiry. 

Willow Room/Large Classroom

This cozy meeting room is perfect for parties, retreats, or business meetings. Equipped with a counter, gas fireplace, and lake view windows make this a relaxing space to enjoy your event. This room also has sliding door access to the back deck. This room is closest to the front entrance, but has heavy doors that can block most noise. 

  • 16′ x 18′ (289 sq. ft); seats 12-15 people around tables depending on layout, 25-30 people theater style
  • Can have square, U-shape, or Z-shape table layout. 
  • Outlets available
  • Features: gas fireplace & counters
willow room-rental mock up

Spruce Room/Small Classroom

This small room can be connected to the exhibit area/main hall or cordoned off with sliding solid doors. This room has no windows, but does have wide glass door to the back deck with ramp. Equipped with a large whiteboard, this is perfect for small strategic meetings or get-togethers.
  • 12’ x 15’ (180 sq. ft); Seats 10 people around tables, 16 people theater style. 
  • Can only accommodate square table layout.
  • Limited Outlets available
  • Features: Lego wall display, whiteboard, fox display and wall mural
Spruce room meeting mock up

Kids Nook Open Area

This interactive and kid-friendly space had many hands-on exhibit and activities for toddlers to middle schoolers. Now with our AR sandbox Watershed Display and our 120 gallon turtle aquarium, this is a fun, but slightly distracting, discovery space. Not great for formal meetings, but perfect for parties or creative events. Has large floor to ceiling windows looking to our arbor and garden, with back door access to arbor picnic tables. This space may be available for after hour reservations only. Please note- this space cannot be cordoned off from exhibit area/main hall. 
  • 13’ x 24’ (312 sq. ft); Seats 40 people theater style. 
  • Variety of table layouts available
  • Outlets Available 
  • Some displays may not be turned on without staff present
  • Features: back arbor access & many displays
kids nook layout 2021

Exhibit Area/Main Hall

The main hall includes access to the restrooms, kitchen and other rentable rooms. Many of our educational exhibits are located in our main hall, from the front door to the kids nook area. This area is great for larger presentations or larger groups, but can be overflow seating space for other events. This space is available for after hour reservations only. Please note-this space cannot be cordoned off from kids nook area. (Mounts cannot be removed for events, please let us know if this is a concern). This area is the main access to kitchen/public water and restrooms. 
  • 13’ x 58’ (Includes exhibits); Seats 40 people theater style.
  • Table row layout only
  • Outlets available
  • Features: access to restrooms & kitchen, numerous displays, & large open space
Main hall 2021 layout

Furnishing & Set-Ups Available

We have limited tables and chairs that guests may use during their rental. Please be aware that you may need to provide additional items for your function, including all decorations, additional chairs and food. We do not provide food, but you may cater your event or bring in food items for your function. For more information, feel free to stop by during our public hours or contact us. We have available:

  • 5, 8’ Aluminum tables

  • 2, 6’ Wooden tables

  • 38 Cushioned chairs (available for inside use only)

  • 4 Folding chairs

  • 3 Round preschool size tables

  • 16 Preschool size chairs

*All decorations must be approved by staff. Only painter’s tape is allowed to adhere items and CANNOT be placed on taxidermy or exhibits. 

Break Down Requirements

We expect our guests to respect the Nature Center and the wildlife in the park. Leaving trash, crumbs or spills can attract pests and wildlife, damage the facility. Rentals will be asked to take out any event trash to our outside cans, take recyclables home, return furnishings to their previous location, and help clean up after themselves (which may including vacuuming spills and crumbs).  A staff member or a volunteer will be available to assist your group with these tasks. We thank you for helping to keep the Nature Center a great place to connect with nature–we greatly appreciate it!

Available Parking

The parking lot connected to the Nature Center allows up to 25 vehicles, the East parking lot off of 72nd and Carr allows up to 75 vehicles (⅓ mile walk to Center). Please make sure your guests have directions to the Nature Center. You can share our location on google maps or have them type in our address at 7030 Garrison St. Arvada. Click to view park map and directions. 

Other Limitations & Restrictions

The building capacity is limited at 75 people, although you may find our facility better fits groups under 50 people (especially on stormy days). Larger groups may be limited to after hours as the building needs to remain accessible for drop-in guests during public open hours. If you are expecting more than 75 people, consider reserving the park/field through Arvada field reservations. We reserve the right to limit entrance of additional guests to maintain fire code. 

Note: Public water access is only available in the kitchen off the main hall, kitchen supplies may not be available. Limited restrooms allow for 2 users at a time, also accessed from the main hall. There is a seasonal outdoor drinking fountain available during warmer months. 

Also, since we are surrounded by wildlife resting areas and are part of a city public park, the following are not allowed for any function:

  • Amplified outside music (Anything louder than normal talking volume)

  • Alcohol in the park (see alcohol permits for Nature Center rentals below)

  • Tent stakes or other ground penetrating items

  • Functions after 11 p.m./park curfew–all guests must be off park premises by after 11 p.m. (unless special overnight permitting is acquired prior to the event-see City of Arvada’s Special Event Permits for additional fees and restrictions)

Rental Base Rates

Deposits are requested at date of booking to complete reservation and are typically 50% of the total estimated cost. Rates are based on reservation length, type of rental, special accommodations and staffing requirements. Reservations during public hours must not block or inhibit public access to the Main Hall or Kids Nook. If you have a large group and do not plan to utilize outdoor space, we may not be able to accommodate your reservation during public hours. These rates may help you estimate your rental cost, but pricing may vary depending on your function or staffing requirements. For example, additional site visits for special events, like weddings or life celebrations, may have additional costs. 

Please Note: Deposit payments made more than 6 months out are only refundable via check. 

Non-Profit Base Rates

$40/hr, $60/hr after public hours

*Use Non-profit organization name in your Rental Inquiry for accurate pricing. 

Small Groups Base Rates

Typically fewer than 20 people

$80/hr, $100/hr after public hours (includes setup & event-takedown time)

Large Groups Base Rates

Typically more than 20 people; We recommend after hour reservations to accommodate larger groups

$120/hr, $150/hr after public hours (includes setup & event-takedown time)

Program Add-On Base Rates

25 minute program within reservation time. Available for up to 15 participants ($5/additional participant) 

$115 for 1.5 hour rental (includes program time); $25 for each additional  half hour 

Alcohol Permits

Alcohol permits can be submitted after your rental reservation is confirmed. Alcohol permits restrict functions to beer, wine, or cider within 100 feet of the Nature Center (other restrictions apply). To see our full alcohol policy, click here. 

Submit A Rental Inquiry

Check our calendar to see if there is already another function scheduled or for Nature Center closures.