Prairie Discovery Lab

Use of the Prairie Discovery Lab, completed in 2019 as a part of the Horticulture and Utility Building (HUB), also includes use of an adjacent preparation kitchen and access to two restrooms. A water fountain and sink/cabinet are also located in the PDL. Maximum capacity for the room is approximately 120 seated in chairs or 80 seated at tables.

Rental Inquiry Packet


  • Board meeting: 25
  • Classroom: 60
  • Lecture: 120
  • Banquet: 80

Rates (Prairie Discovery Lab)

  • $100 provides 5-hour use
  • $175 provides 10-hour use
  • $25/hour for additional hours

Renter is responsible for set-up and tear-down, or can add the staff set-up/take-down fee (see rental inquiry packet).


A $100 damage deposit is required for all non-wedding rentals to reserve the space.  This fee is in addition to rental fees and will be returned to the renter following a satisfactory inspection of the facility by arboretum staff.