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Birthday Party

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 the Where Kids Rule castle!

Click each package for details and prices.

Exploration Place Party Room Rental

Have a birthday party at Exploration Place your way! Rent our decorated room, get museum admission and a birthday cake. We provide it all and even clean up the mess!

Includes

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

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

Member: $170
Nonmember: $190

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

Explorer Party

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

Choose your theme:

  • NEW! Superpowered Birthday Party (Available Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 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. (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. (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

Price
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 Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 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. (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. (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 Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium Show*
  • Themed gift for birthday child
    Pizza Package (4 one-topping pizzas)
  • Themed goodie bags for each birthday guest

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

Member: $340
Nonmember: $380

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

All-New After Hours Party in the Castle!

Let your little king or queen celebrate like royalty and reserve the Where Kids Rule exhibit area for a special after-hours party. (by appointment only)

Includes

  • 2 hours of private play time in the Where Kids Rule Exhibit*
  • 2 dedicated staff
  • Themed full sheet cake
  • Two themed activities
  • Tableware and decorations

* Fees may apply for use of other exhibit spaces. Ask for details.

Price
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
  • Dome Show*: $3 per person

Note: Full payment is due upon booking and parties will not be held without full payment.

Exploration Place's Birthday Party Guidelines

  • 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.

  • The party package is 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.

Start planning your party now! Click here or call 316.660.0620.

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

Cakes provided by:
Cheri's Bakery