A venue with a view

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.

COVID-19 guidelines: are facility rentals allowed?
Rentals of the museum are continuing, provided they are in line with our 25% capacity restriction and any official COVID-19 guidelines.

Please be sure to read these additional FAQs to help prepare you for an enjoyable experience.  

Reopening FAQs


All rentals include:

  • Open catering policy
  • Ample, free parking
  • Table and chair set-up/teardown
  • Security (when alcohol is served)
  • Custodial duties
  • Decorations and clean up time

Nonprofit rates available, ask for details.

Explore our spaces:
The Exhibit Building
WaterWay Hall and Terrace
Main Lobby and Promenade
Digital Dome Theater and Kemper Creative Learning Studio
Board Room, Classrooms, Conference Room and Explorer Room
Festival Plaza and Picnic Grove

Preferred Vendors

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

Ilusion Productions
Contact: Seth Konkel

Kent Audio Visual
Contact: Maddie Nevins

Xclusive Event Services
Contact: Crystal McDonald

Rental Prices


Ask us about other special programs and unique experiences

Book Today!
E-mail Eventrentals@exploration.org
Or call 316-660-0642