Plan an Event

You may have been to Exploration Place with your family or friends and experienced our exhibits, dome theater films and special events. Now, imagine our museum in a different light — the versatile venue of choice for your next company gathering, holiday party, meeting, wedding, reception or charity gala.

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All rentals include:

  • Ample, free parking
  • Table and chair setup/teardown
  • Security (when alcohol is served)
  • Custodial duties
  • Decorations and cleanup time
  • Nonprofit rates available, ask for details.

Preferred Vendors

Exploration Place has a list of preferred vendors to choose from who are familiar with our facility, policies and procedures. If your vendor of choice isn’t listed we are accepting applications and encourage them to apply.

Blue Moon Caterers
316-727-4442
Contact: Stephanie Rutherford

Culinary Catering
316-448-5352
Contact: Kayla Huckins

Larkspur
316-262-5275
Contact: Rachel Hayes

Olive Tree Catering
316-636-1100
Contact: Joumana Toubia

Rice ‘n Tings
253-304-2178
Contact: Tiffany Akase

Shaken or Stirred Bartending
316-210-3650
Contact: Pat Pelkowski

The Bar’s Open
316-209-3473
Contact: Sara DeLong

Xclusive Event Services
316-806-7135
Contact: Kary Taylor

Apply to be a Preferred Vendor

Exploration Place was the perfect location for my daughter's dream wedding!

She & her fiancé (now husband) are Wichita elementary school teachers who invited their students to be in the wedding party. They wanted a location that was beautiful & that the children would also love! She was thrilled to say her vows standing in front of floor-to-ceiling windows in Waterway Hall. The architecture is lovely all-around and every photo was made even better by the outdoor view. (And the kids had plenty to look at if their attention span was short.) NBC Nightly News & Inside Edition were there filming the wedding & reception and the EP team was professional, accommodating, & genuinely happy for us. I would give 10 stars if I could!” – Stacey S.

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