Facility Rental

A picturesque visitor center located within 20 minutes of Kearney.

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center has two rooms available for business meetings or special events. To reserve your space call us at (308) 468-5282.

 Room Rental Rates

Regular Business Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Business Meetings

Regular Business Hours:

(Renters are responsible for set up and clean up)

A. Education Room/Cope Hall (1,800 sq. ft.),

Theatre seating capacity - 100 people

With 8-ft tables - 60 people

Mon. – Fri.

Non Profit Organizations $75/day

Corporate/private $35/hour (Min. 3 hours)

B. Education Room & Great Hall (3,200 sq. ft.)

After regular business hours only: (Min. 3 hours, $50/hour)

5pm-10pm, Monday-Friday 

9am-5pm, Saturday

5pm-9pm Sunday 


After Regular Business hours only:

A. Education Room, Great Hall & Cope Hall

First two hours - $300

Each additional hour - $50/hour

Reservation Cancellation Policy

 All meeting room reservations require a signed contract and a $100 deposit by credit card.

 This deposit acts as a damage deposit and is returned upon a satisfactory inspection.


 No disposable utensils, plates, or cups are allowed, except for paper products.

 Alcoholic beverages cannot be sold without a valid liquor license.

 No mixed drinks allowed.

 We reserve the right to prohibit alcohol at any function.

 All requests to use the meeting space are subject to staff and/or board review.

 Because this building functions as a visitor center for the sandhill crane migration spectacle every spring, the meeting rooms are not available for rent March 1-April 15.

15 8-foot tables, 100 chairs, and coffee maker available. Extra chairs or tables are the renter’s responsibility. All meals must be brought by the renter or supplied using a local caterer. No cooking facilities are available.

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