Exploration Place

300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 1,000 people

About Exploration Place

Have an event with a view! Exploration Place is your key to a versatile venue that will accommodate such varied events as receptions in the Grand Hall, ceremonies in the WaterWay Hall, presentations in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio, community events on the Festival Plaza, and company picnics in the Picnic Grove. Exploration Place's dramatic architecture and stunning views serve as a compelling background, with views of downtown Wichita and the Arkansas River.

Package Pricing

Outdoor Spaces
Attendees: 50-1200 | $250 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for parties only
Outdoor Walkway - (1 Hour Only Ceremony)
Attendees: 50-200 | $300 /event
Pricing for weddings only
WaterWay Hall or Terrace - (1 Hour Only) Ceremony
Attendees: 50-300 | $700 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Exhibit Building - (1 hour Only) Ceremony
Attendees: 25-250 | $1,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Main Lobby & Promenade
Attendees: 50-250 | $1,000 - $1,500 /event
Pricing for parties only
Exhibit Building
Attendees: 100-10000 | $2,000 - $3,300 /event
Pricing for all event types
WaterWay Hall & Terrace
Attendees: 50-800 | $2,300 - $2,800 /event
Pricing for all event types
Smaller Venues
Attendees: 15-40 | $50 /hour
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Attendees: 25-165 | $150 /hour
Pricing for meetings only


October Wedding - An Eventective User from Wichita, KS

You guys were unbelievably wonderful in all areas. Our wedding was better than we could have hoped for and we can't thank you enough!

Corporate Meet and Mingle - An Eventective User from WICHITA, KS

We enjoyed walking around, made the paper airplanes, wind tunnel turbine and other hands on. It made it easy to have fun while enjoying the celebration with other co-workers and added a little competition fun time. The staff were very helpful with getting stuff ready. I saw many folks walking inside and out and seemed to be mingling with each other pretty well. The staff was wonderful and we greatly appreciate them. Thanks!!

High School Reunion - An Eventective User from WICHITA, KS

Ashlie, Dustin and their team were extremely supportive of our questions and with their assistance. Ian was a Rock Star in helping us with our I.T. needs, and very patient, as well.

Reception - An Eventective User from WICHITA, KS

Thanks for a great experience at Exploration Place!

Reception - An Eventective User from WICHITA, KS

Great venue. We utilized Grand Hall, the exhibits and the Digital Dome Theater. Staff is easy to work with and helpful with any questions we had. Great pricing. It was a great experience. I'm so glad that Visit Wichita suggested it.

Ceremony and Reception - An Eventective User from WICHITA, KS

Everything turned out just perfect for our event and the event staff went out of their way to accommodate all of our requests. We have already recommended Exploration Place to other brides as a beautiful backdrop for their wedding events and as a venue they will enjoy doing business with.

GREAT LOCATION FOR CLASS REUNION - An Eventective User from Manasquan NJ

Perfect facility and efficient staff

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,500