Enjoy exclusive use of our most popular outdoor location - Our Backyard!      Host your guests in our open-air space complete with sensory garden, water play area and picnic tables.


  • Private two-hour rental includes 3,700-square-foot open-air exhibit
  • BYOF - You bring the food of your choice, we supply tablecloths, and napkins
  • Facility rental will follow COVID-19 health & safety modifications
  • 2 Staff members available for support: one in the Our Backyard exhibit and one stationed inside the Museum to provide guidance to the restrooms
  • Upon request: Access to the Museum Store

Availability and Capacity

  • Seasonal availability
  • Three timeslot options: · 10 am - noon · 1-3 pm · 4-6 pm
  • Up to 25 people


$199 ($150 for Museum Members)


Themed Activity Packs range from $5 to $25 each. Use Activity Packs during Our Backyard playtime or continue Museum fun at home.

How to Reserve

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Multiple water tables below a tree with a yellow tarp covering overhead.

The H2Oh! Water play area is open for exploration for you and your guests for the duration of your event.

A rainbow bench under windows of LICM in Our Backyard exhibit.

The 3,700 square foot space is full of nooks for discovery and space to enjoy the hidden treasures of our natural world.

Two picnic tables with a blue tarp overhead covering with plants and grass in the background in Our Backyard at LICM.

Two full sized picnic tables with optional table covers provide additional shaded space to enjoy your own cake, meal or snack.

Walk Through of Our Backyard