The Discovery Center is the perfect place for your family to celebrate any occasion! Whether it is a birthday party, a baby shower, a family reunion, or even a graduation, The Discovery Center is the perfect place to get your friends and family together.



$150 per event

The Discovery Center Rental includes:

  • Tables and chairs.
  • Refrigerator, microwave, and prep kitchen.
  • There is a $50 clean-up fee if the party chooses to have the Center take care of janitorial services.
  • Post rules for the Discovery Center with the application.
  • The renter is responsible for the conduct of the party.
  • Special requests will be made to the Society CEO.
  • Civic and governmental agencies will be exempt from the rental fee.
  • The Discovery Center is available in the evenings after 5:00 p.m.
  • The party must finish no later than 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday rentals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Benefits of The Discovery Center!

For the local population, the Center provides another destination for daily life. It complements existing attractions which include the Jackson River Sports Complex, the restored Covington C&O Depot, Covington’s Main Street Park, the Jackson River Scenic Trail, Humpback Bridge, Falling Spring falls, Lake Moomaw, Douthat State Park, the Historic Masonic Theatre, the C&O Railway Heritage Center, the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts, and the many other historic structures, parks, trails and scenic views in the area. Businesses and services can expect to benefit from increased activity and the need to provide goods, food, housing and entertainment. Local and state governments can expect to see increased tax revenues.