Museum open Weds–Mon, Sea Center on Stearns Wharf open daily; both 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Wooded Area

Location: Museum


The Museum's wooded picnic area offers simple elegance. This bountiful outdoor open space is available for wedding ceremonies, memorial services, acoustical concerts, or presentations. Additional indoor space is also available for a variety of private, corporate, or wedding events.

Access this area by crossing Mission Creek over the bridge. Your guests may stand for a brief ceremony or your rental company can deliver and set up chairs creating an aisle for the bridal party to enter. The picnic area is available for wedding ceremonies only or as a part of a wedding and reception package.

Ambiance: Beautiful site located along Mission Creek. Area is surrounded by trees with a woodchip surface. Two paths (part of the Museum’s Nature Trail) lead to this site.


  • Theatre Style: 200
  • Additional space available with rental combination

Facilities: Natural setting

Audio-Visual Capabilities: None

Internet Access: None

Parking: Up to 150 cars on site. Additional parking can be rented from nearby organizations.


  • No smoking, balloons, confetti, or open flames.
  • No electrical outlets.
  • Events may begin at 4:00 PM and must end by 6:30 PM in this area.


Pricing varies depending on desired event time and date. Please refer to this pricing guide for more information, or reach out for a customized quote.

Please contact Aly Cokeley, Events Manager at

Wooded area event rental at the Museum

Photo credit: Geoff and Lyndsi Photography