Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

It's a piece of cake!

Enjoy your child's special day at Exploration Place. We take care of set up, cake, beverages, tableware and decorations. Choose from four options, including the popular Adventurer Party and the After-Hours Party Rental in either Design Build Fly or Where Kids Rule exhibits!

Click each package for details and prices.

Exploration Place Party Room Rental

Celebrate at Exploration Place your way! Rent our decorated room, enjoy a delicious birthday cake and get museum admission for up to 30 guests. We provide it all and even clean up the mess!

Includes

  • Party Room for 1 hour
  • Exploration Place Party Host
  • 11 galleries of exhibits
  • ½ sheet cake with candles
  • Assorted pre-packaged juice boxes
  • Tableware
  • Decorations

Prices
For 30 party guests, any combination of adults, youth and children of any age.

Member: $170
Nonmember: $190

Explorer Party

Choose one of our exciting themes and add special options to create a memorable birthday experience for your child!

Choose your theme:

NEW! Build to Soar – Your little aviator will discover the art of aircraft design as she designs, assembles, decorates and test flies her own aircraft. This party is also available as an after-hours event with exclusive time in Design Build Fly. Recommended for ages  4 - 11 years

NEW! Kansas Kid – Dig into the sunny side of Kansas! Dissect seeds, plant a veggie, and journey below the earth as an earthworm. Recommended for ages 1 - 5 years

Bubblepalooza – Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! Make a bubble wand, blow bubble geysers, and shape giant bubbles.  Recommended for ages 2 - 5 years

Super Scientist – Up, up and away with science! Construct a super scientist cape, conduct colorful chemical reactions, and get slimy with scientific goo. Recommended for ages 6 years and up

Superpowered – (Available Now - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) - It’s a bird, it’s a plane - it’s a birthday kid! Celebrate iconic heroes as you design a cape, develop an ooze to take down villains, and prepare for battle with the perfect aim.  Recommended for ages  4 - 11 years

Includes

  • Party Room for 1½ hours
  • Exploration Place Party Host
  • Ice-breaker activity
  • Themed hands-on activity
  • Live science demonstration
  • 11 galleries of exhibits
  • ½ sheet cake with candles
  • Assorted pre-packaged juice boxes
  • Tableware
  • Decorations

Prices
For 30 party guests, any combination of adults, youth and children of any age.

Member: $250
Nonmember: $280

*Not available for the Where Kids Rule after-hours private party option.

BEST VALUE! Adventurer Party

It's the party to end all parties! This package includes everything you get with the Explorer Party, all the Special Options and even more! The best part: you save when you choose this package!

Choose your theme:

  • NEW! Superpowered Birthday Party (Available Now - Monday, Jan. 1, 2018) – It’s a bird, it’s a plane - it’s a birthday kid! Celebrate iconic heroes as you design a cape, develop an ooze to take down villains, and prepare for battle with the perfect aim.
  • Bubblepalooza – Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! Make a bubble wand, see different bubble geysers, and play with your food to make it dance. Recommended for Ages 2 - 10.
  • Super Scientist – Up, up and away with science! Create a super scientist cape, explore colorful chemicals, and use science clues to solve a mystery. Recommended for Ages 4 and up.

Includes

  • Party Room for 1½ hours
  • Exploration Place Host
  • Ice-breaker activity
  • Themed hands-on activity
  • Live science demonstration
  • 11 galleries of exhibits
  • ½ sheet cake
  • Assorted pre-packaged juice boxes
  • Tableware
  • Decorations
  • Film in the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium Show*
  • Themed gift for birthday child
    Pizza Package (4 one-topping pizzas)
  • Themed goodie bags for each birthday guest

Prices
For 30 party guests, any combination of adults, youth and children of any age.

Member: $340
Nonmember: $380

All-New After Hours Parties

NEW! Build to Soar – Your little aviator will discover the art of aircraft design as she designs, assembles, decorates and test flies her own aircraft. This party is also available as an after-hours event with exclusive time in Design Build Fly. Recommended for ages  4 - 11 years

NEW! Kansas Kid – Dig into the sunny side of Kansas! Dissect seeds, plant a veggie, and journey below the earth inside of the Kansas Kids Connect exhibit.  Recommended for ages 1 - 5 years

Where Kids Rule! – Your little king or queen will celebrate like royalty when you reserve the Where Kids Rule exhibit.

Includes

*Fees apply for use of additional exhibit spaces and must be reserved in advance. Ask for details.

Prices 
For up to 60 people

Member:  $640
Nonmember:  $690

Special Options

  • Pizza Package (4 one-topping pizzas): $35 per 30 guests
  • Additional Pizzas: $12 each
  • Themed Goodie Bags: $5 per bag
  • Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream: $60 per 30 guests
  • Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium Show*: $3 per person

Note: Full payment is due upon booking and parties will not be held without full payment. Cancellations made no less than 14 days prior to the date of the party will receive a full refund. Cancellations made no less than 7 days prior to the party will be charged a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 6 days prior to the party will not receive a refund. 

Exploration Place's Birthday Party Guidelines

  • Party packages are for 30 admissions, any combination of adults, youth and children of any age.
  • Guests are encouraged to arrive at the designated arrival time to maximize the party experience.
  • Payment for late arriving guests is due at the end of the time in the Party Room.
  • Museum membership and guest passes cannot be used for admission to a birthday party.
  • Providing your own cake and drinks is not permitted. Special needs (allergies, etc.) will be provided on an as needed basis; however it does not reduce the party cost.
  • Special priced exhibits are not included in the party package.
  • Adults are responsible for the supervision of the children while they are in the Party Room and in the museum exhibits.
  • The Party Room is reserved for parties at a specified time and access prior to the party time is not possible. All personal items are to be removed from the Party Room at the end of the reserved time to accommodate the next party.

Please remember:

  • For best available dates, we recommend booking your party 3 weeks in advance.
  • Membership and guest passes cannot be used for birthday party admission.
  • The limit of 30 people includes all adults, youth and children of any age.

Plan Your Party 

Or call us at 316.660.0620.

Need a party that's for large groups? Ask for details!

Cakes provided by:
Cheri's Bakery