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Spend a night at the museum!Block-In Overnights

Set up camp among a million plastic bricks in Bricktopia, take over the exhibits, snack on popcorn while watching a movie, conquer the barefoot brick challenge, compete in a scavenger hunt and more – all while wearing your pajamas!

Be prepared for adventure as you explore the museum after hours and make new friends along the way!

Dates

February 9
March 22
April 19

Times

6 pm – 8 am

Tickets

Members: $48
Non-Members: $55

Ages

Ages 5+. An adult must attend w/ child.

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What to Expect

  • Great for families or friend groups (children must be accompanied by an adult, see details below).
  • Explore the museum exhibits, including Bricktopia!
  • Compete in a museum-wide scavenger hunt.
  • Enjoy popcorn and a movie.
  • Set up camp and sleep in the exhibits. Who’s always dreamed of sleeping in the museum?!
  • Dinner, snacks and breakfast are included.
  • And more!

Schedule

Friday Night

Friday Night

6:00 pm – Check-in and drop gear into Kansas Kids Connect, then grab dinner in Discovery Room A/B

6:00 pm – Dinner in Discovery Room A/B, then free play

7:30 pm – Welcome Pep Rally in Kemper Theater

8:00 pm – Activities: choose one, two or do them all!

  •       Barefoot Brick Challenge
  •       Blindfold Building Challenge in the KEVA Gallery
  •       Brick Man Scavenger Hunt
  •       Kids Karaoke in Kemper Theater
  •       Free play in the exhibits

9:30 pm – Snacks on the bridge

OPTION A

  • 10:00 pm – Set up camp in “Quiet Zone”
    • This includes the main floor of Design, Build, Fly (minus inside the executive jet), Explore Kansas (minus the aquifer), KEVA  and in the hallway near Kansas in Miniature*
  • 10:20 pm – Story time in KEVA
  • 10:30 pm – Lights out and exhibits off in “Quiet Zone”

OPTION B

  • 10:15 pm – LEGO movie in the Dome
  • 11:15 pm – Set up camp in the remaining exhibits
    • This includes BricktopiaHealth Inside Out, the first floor of the castle in Where Kids Rule and Kansas Kids Connect*
  • 11:45 pm – Story time in Kemper Theater
  • 12:15 am – Lights out and exhibits off

*We will provide a map for you at check-in to help you find your way!

Schedule subject to updates

Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

6:00 am….. Coffee and breakfast served on the bridge

7:00 am….. Lights on, quiet wake up

8:00 am…..  Event ends

Schedule subject to updates

Event Details
  • Ages & Adult Supervision
    • Each child and adult in your group must purchase a ticket.
    • All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult during the entire event.
    • This event is for children 5 – 17 years and adults.
    • One adult may chaperone up to three children.
    • Each night will be limited to 125 attendees.
  • What to Bring
    • Sleeping bag/bedding and a pillow
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, deodorant, etc.)*
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Pajamas and a change of clothes
    • A light jacket or sweatshirt (the museum can be cold)
    • Flashlight
    • Eye mask and/or ear plugs (some exhibits never turn fully off)

    Optional Items

    • Air mattress or extra padding
    • Tents are welcome as long as they are freestanding and no larger than a queen size air mattress
    • Extra drinks or snacks (no glass bottles, no alcohol)

    *Please note that there are no showers at Exploration Place

  • Arrival
    • Arrive between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    • Check-in with Exploration Place staff in the Main Lobby.
    • Unload your gear in the circle drive and park in the main Exploration Place lot. Wagons will be available to use.
    • Bring in all of your belongings for the night when you arrive. We’ll help you stash items safely until it’s time to set up camp.
    • You are free to grab dinner in WaterWay Hall and then enjoy the exhibits until the activities begin at 7:30 pm in the Kemper Theater (where Live Science Shows happen).
  • Sleeping Area
    • Sleep with over one million LEGO bricks in Bricktopia!
    • Other galleries available for sleeping include Health Inside Out, Design, Build Fly, Explore Kansas, KEVA and the first floor of the castle in Where Kids Rule.
    • Don’t worry – we’ll provide a map and fully explain the sleeping areas and Quiet Zone to you during the opening Pep Rally!
    • We’ll wait to set up camp until later in the evening, after the activities in the exhibits have concluded for the night.
    • Restrooms are easily accessible from all sleeping areas. Exploration Place does not have showers.
    • Access to wall outlets will be available, but not necessarily next to where you are sleeping. Don’t forget your charger!

    New for 2024

    • For those wanting an earlier bed time, we have designated a Quiet Zone in Design Build Fly, Explore Kansas, KEVA and the hallway near Kansas in Miniature. You can set up your camp site at 10:00 pm, enjoy an early bedtime story in KEVA and then lights out at 10:30 pm.
    • For those wanting to stay up late and/or sleep in the Bricktopia exhibit, we will play a movie in the Dome at 10:15 pm. Beds can be set up between 11:15 pm and lights out at 12:15 am.
  • Departure
    • Please check the museum for any personal belongings.
    • The event officially ends at 8 a.m.
    • All attendees must depart Exploration Place by 9 a.m.
  • Safety
    • The building will be secured at 7:30 p.m. and will remain so until 8:00 a.m. the following morning. No one may enter or exit the building during this time.
    • If you decide you do not want to stay the night, you may exit with the assistance of staff. You will not be allowed to re-enter.
    • Adults are responsible for monitoring the children in their group and are asked to stay together during your adventure.
    • Exploration Place staff and a security guard will be on-site throughout the event.
  • Refund Policy

    All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The only valid tickets available for Exploration Place events are sold directly through Exploration Place. Please don’t purchase tickets from third parties or via social media. If you have any questions or need help with a specific situation, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. Questions? Email us at [email protected].