Expand your view!
Location, location, location... it's not just THE key element in real estate, but the "where" of an event is also just about as important as the event itself.
And Exploration Place is the versatile venue that will accommodate your next event - whether it's a corporate luncheon, employee picnic, client appreciation event, wedding, reception and more.
No matter what you're planning, our dramatic architecture and stunning views of downtown Wichita serve as a compelling background.
You may have been to Exploration Place with your family and experienced our exhibits, dome theater films and special events.
Now, change the way you see this world-class facility! Plus: take advantage of the popular, expanded premier rental venue WaterWay Hall.
See details below about this space, as well as other areas available for rental throughout the museum.
To plan your event at Exploration Place, click here to fill out our online form or call Facility Rentals at 316.660.0642.
Kemper Creative Learning Studio
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium
- Exploring Flight and Design Pavilion Celebrate the world of aviation. Fly like the Wright brothers as you lie on a horizontal simulator. Aim an airplane propeller on a wall of shimmering discus to create 40-foot-tall wind patterns. Step into a real Cessna Skycatcher airplane.
- Exploring Our Only Home Pavilion Encounter Kansas and its people, places and environments. Touch a real mammoth tusk. Step into a 20-foot-tall tornado or dare to enter our tornado simulator and experience an EF1 tornado! Examine the inner workings of an aquifer. Measure personal water use and find steps to conserve.
- Where Kids Rule Pavilion takes you back to the days of knights in shining armor, towering stone castles and more.
Looking for birthday party options? Then click here for more!
- Traveling Exhibit Pavilion is an ever-changing area, but has included some of the most spectacular exhibits in the world, such as: Titanic, Our Body: The Universe Within and Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. Ask about the current national traveling exhibit Exploration Place is hosting.
Exploration Place has an open catering and bar service policy. You may use any licensed and insured vendor. However, we invite you to contact any of the following preferred vendors for your next event.
Blue Moon Caterers
Contact: Bill Rowe
Xclusive Event Services
Contact: Crystal McDonald
Siena Tuscan Steakhouse
Contact: Robert Hartung
Ray Event and Tent Rental
Contact: Sharon VanHorn
Contact: Deb Wierenga