Exploration Place will be closed on Saturday, March 2 for Death by Chocolate.
Birthday PartiesWhere Birthdays Are a Piece of Cake
Your child will be the star of the show during their birthday party at Exploration Place! Our venue is perfect for small groups, friends and family. Take your party to the next level by adding tickets to a Live Science Show or The Dome show, liquid nitrogen ice cream or party favors for your guests.
“We had a six-year-old’s birthday party at Exploration Place, and the kids had so much fun—even the teenagers! The room was clean and ready, and communication was informative and friendly. Everyone is helpful and very nice. We will love to come back!”Alicia
“Had a great time with my four-year-old son at Exploration Place for a friend's birthday party. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There's something for kids of all ages here. We ended up spending a lot of time by the medieval castle.”Kyle B.
Birthday Party FAQs
Where are birthday parties held in the museum?
Birthday parties are held in Discovery Room A or Discovery Room B. These rooms are located in the Island Building, between the Design, Build, Fly exhibit gallery and Kansas in Miniature. Each room has eight 6-foot tables. Take a 3D tour.
Can I bring a cake into the museum for the party?
Yes! Cakes, cupcakes, drinks, pizza and snacks are all welcome. Birthday candles for the cake are allowed – but don’t forget to bring a lighter! No refrigerator or freezer access is available, but coolers are welcome. Our newly renovated Discovery Room spaces include a counter space perfect to set up your cake and refreshments without using valuable table space, and there is a sink in the room to make cleaning up a breeze.
Do parents and siblings count toward the 30-person capacity?
Yes. The room has a limit due to size and seating, so every person, no matter the age, is counted toward the 30-person included capacity.
Can we decorate the room for our party?
Absolutely! Ideas include table coverings, themed plates and cups, centerpieces, goody bags, party hats or glasses, and fun placemats or coloring sheets. Pinterest is a great resource for ideas! Things to leave at home include anything that needs to be hung or taped to walls or cabinets (such as banners or streamers), bubbles, confetti and helium balloons, which are not allowed in the museum. The first 30 minutes of your party is reserved for decorating and set up.
Do you have birthday party invitations I can use to invite guests?
What if I have more than 35 people on my guest list?
Depending on availability, both party rooms can be rented, and the wall in between can be removed to create one large space. Please fill out the form, and we will contact you to talk through the options for larger groups or special requests.
Who do I contact if I have questions or need help on the day or weekend of my party?
If you need to speak with us on the day of the party, call Exploration Place at (316) 660‑0600 and ask for the Manager on Duty. If you have questions leading up to the event that are not urgent, please contact us online.
What if I need to cancel my party?
We would be happy to reschedule your event. Our birthday parties are non-refundable.