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The UEC connects people in cities to nature and each other. By choosing us for your event, you are helping keep our doors open and provide quality outdoor science & environmental education for urban youth and our communities.


Our 20,000-sq.-ft. award-winning “green” building is located just 4 miles from downtown and serves as a model for environmental building projects everywhere.

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• 256 solar panels annually produce 44,000 watts. 

• 100,000 gallons of rainwater collected each year.

• Sustainable & recycled materials compose the majority of the interior and exterior.


Our whole building or just second-floor space offers great ambiance for meetings, social or dining experiences.

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• Tables and Chairs for up to 200

• Use of A/V Equipment (projectors, PA System, laptops)

• Commercial-grade kitchen, dishes, and glassware for 200.

• Ample parking & break-out space

• On-site event staff




Whole Building: $7500

Capacity: 200-250

8am-3pm or 5pm-12am

$1000 per additional hour

2nd Floor Only: $4200

Capacity: 100-150

8am-3pm or 5pm-12am

$600 per additional hour


Whole Building Only: $7500

Capacity: 200-250

Any 7 hour period between 8am-12am

$1000 per additional hour

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CONTACT: MaryBeth Kressin, Facility Rental Coordinator

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Upcoming Events

Event Listings

Spring Adventure Day: Survival Challenge - Cancelled - Cancelled

Riverside Park

Monday, April 6th

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Papermaking - Cancelled

Riverside Park

Monday, April 6th

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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