Saturday, March 7, 2015
7 - 10:30 p.m.

Tickets: $80 per person

Online RSVP's are closed.
You can still RSVP by calling us at 316.660.0620.

This event is for those 21 years and older. Cocktail Attire.

9th Annual Death by Chocolate

Saturday, March 7 from 7 - 10:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. No early admission.

Science Never Tasted So Sweet!
This year, we’re infusing our largest fundraiser with exciting changes that will exceed your chocolate expectations. Admission to this event includes unlimited chocolate and savory samples from vendors, wine/chocolate sample upon entry to the event, signature drinks, wine, beer, Exploration Place’s exhibits, live pop/rock music, a silent auction, new chocolate demos and a fun chocolate game show.

Read on for more!

More Chocolate More Savories
New delicious options Heavy hors d'oeuvres





Live Music and Dancing
Featuring The Recess Band to get you on your feet

Delectable Chocolate Science

  • Fun science demos by Cero’s  and Good Life host, Guy Bower
  • Science chocolate game show emcee by Sierra Scott

Thank you to these companies for your donations to our silent auction. Be sure to bid on gift certificates, dinner and theatre tickets from Roxy’s Downtown, GoTime Training bootcamp and more!

Adventure SportsAlbero CaféAll Paws Pet CenterAspen Traders Auburn Spirits • Barney Barnhard • Bartlett ArboretumBeau MondeBed and Biscuit Pet Center Beyond NapaBicycle Pedaler Black Hills Engery Corp. Bocco DeliBonefish Grill Boothill Casino & ResortBotanicaBradley Fair ServicesBuckingham CakesCargill Cocoa & Chocolate - Wilbur ChocolateCelebrity CruisesChamber Music at the Barn Chester's Chophouse and Wine BarChristopher Clark Photography Cocoa DolceCrave Beauty AcademyCrestview Country Club Cristal LTDDisney WorldThe Dog Treatery Dress for Success • Drury Hotel Edit.Eric Fisher Salon Firebirds Wood Fired Grill The First Place  Fizz Burgers & Bottles Fresh Spa MarketFrog Holler Paintball Field Fox & HoundGarden Grill CaféGoTime TrainingGranite City Food and Brewery Hannah Scott Health and Healing Therapeutic MassageHelzberg Diamonds The Historic Regent TheatreHotel at Old Town Hotel at Waterwalk House of SchwanICT Roller GirlsIl Vicino Wood Oven PizzaINTRUST Bank ArenaIrvin JacksJaax LLCKansas Aviation MuseumKansas City RoyalsKansas Controls Heating & CoolingKansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Kansas Humane SocietyKansas Sports Hall of Fame Kansas Star Casino Krispy KremeLake Afton Public ObservatoryLakePoint Aviation Larkspur Bistro & Bar • Love DentistryLuciano's RestaurantLucinda'sMakeICT Martin RatcliffeMike PompeoMosley Street Melodrama Museum of World TreasuresMusic Theatre WichitaOld Mill Tasty ShopPacific Coast Pizza Perfectly PoshThe Plaid Giraffe Playa Azul Pro Link GolfRayer's Bearden Stained Glass Supply, Inc. • Rita’s Italian IceRoxy's DowntownScotch and SirloinSedgwick County Zoo SemplifiSpecs EyewearThe Spice Merchant & Company Squid InkStella & Dot Stover's Restoration Swept Away MassageTad's Locker RoomTallgrass Film Festival Terradyne Country Club Title Boxing Club The Orpheum TheatreThe Popcorner Tanganyika Wildlife ParkTheater LeagueWellington KOAWichita Art MuseumWichita Food Tours, LLC Wichita Marriott Wichita State Athletic DepartmentWichita Symphony OrchestraWichita Thunder Wichita WingnutsWicked StitchThe Wine DiveXclusive Event Services Young Rembrandts

But Wait, There’s More

  • Wine/chocolate sample upon entry
  • Open bar serving two signature cocktails, wine and beer
  • All exhibits open, including the Wildlife Rescue traveling exhibit
To RSVP now call 316.660.0620!

Special Tasting & Pairings
(With an additional donation of $15 each. Limited space available.)

Special Games and Souvenir Glass
(With an additional donation, prices vary from $5 to $20.)

As you walk throughout the museum, be sure to play games including Kiss Me Count, Human Slot Machine, Wine Ring Toss and more. And enjoy a souvenir Death by Chocolate stemless wine glass, available with unlimited margaritas!

Host Sponsorship Ticket Levels

Choose from a four-pack (admits four people) for $500, or a six-pack (admits 6 people) for $750.

A Host Sponsor receives:

  • Early admission at 6:30 p.m. via the Red Carpet VIP Entrance
  • Champagne toast upon entering
  • Special recognition (name or company logo) on selected print materials, online communications, website and social media
  • On-site recognition at the event via a name badge signifying your status as a Host Sponsor, in addition to a listing in the event program and on all event signage
  • Swag bag with special gifts and treats available only to Host Sponsors

If you haven't been to this event in a while or have always “meant to come” this is your year to do it!

All proceeds from this largest fundraiser of the year go back to Exploration Place.

Thank You Death by Chocolate Committee
Co-Chair Julie D. Shipman Co-Chair Betsy Redler Anne Bowman Reena Crisler
Emily DockingAngie Gonzalez Jayme Gott Crystal Lathrop McDonald
Cindy Schwan Amber Travis Beth Tully Debbie Wierenga


VIP Table Sponsors Host Sponsors




Thank you Death by Chocolate Sponsors

Balloon Studio Crystal LTD Blue Moon