Christmas Parties

The Exploration Place (ExPlace) provides a unique and exciting venue for your office Christmas Party.  Customize your own event in the midst of live exhibits, under the dinosaurs and surrounded by Prince George's regional history.  During the month of December our Christmas lights and Heritage Christmas Tree provide the perfect holiday decor.

Please note that rental pricing DOES NOT include liquor, beverages or catering. Liquor cannot be served between 9am-5pm.  If liquor is served during evening events the renter must obtain a liquor license and liability insurance and provide The Exploration place with a copy of both documents at least 2 week prior to the event.

Daytime Christmas Party (2 hours)

Location: Atrium
Rental Hours: between 9am-5pm (please note that we are open to the general public during these hours)
 
This 2 hour package includes:
  • Admission into the Children's Gallery, Biome, George Phillips Exhibit Gallery, History Hall and Dinosaur Gallery!
  • Access to The Exploration Place kitchen (located on the main floor).
  • 10 cafe tables and 40 black chairs (additional seating is available along the window ledge)
  • 2 of our 8' banquet tables with black linens on out stage for food service
  • Complimentary chair for Santa (Santa must be booked by the renter)
  • Free Parking 
  • Add coffee + tea service for $3.00 per person

Cost: $750 (+taxes)

Evening Christmas Party (4 hours minimum)

Location: Atrium
Rental Hours: after 5pm
 
This 4 hour package includes:
  • Admission into the Children's Gallery, Biome, George Phillips Exhibit Gallery, History Hall and Dinosaur Gallery!
  • Access to The Exploration Place kitchen (located on the main floor).
  • 10 cafe tables and 40 black chairs (additional seating is available along the window ledge)
  • 2 of our 8' banquet tables with black linens on out stage for food service
  • Complimentary chair for Santa (Santa must be booked by the renter)
  • Free Parking
  • Add coffee + tea service for $3.00 per person.

Cost: $2250 (+taxes)

Evening Christmas Banquet (4 hours minimum)

Location: Atrium
Rental Hours: after 5pm
 
This 4 hour package includes:
  • Admission into the Children's Gallery, Biome, George Phillips Exhibit Gallery, History Hall and Dinosaur Gallery!
  • Access to The Exploration Place kitchen (located on the main floor).
  •  of our 5' round tables with black linens and up to 60 black chairs
  • Stage ($100 fee for stage removal/relocation)
  • Microphone + Podium
  • Portable Light Up Bar
  • Complimentary chair for Santa (Santa must be booked by the renter)
  • Free Parking 
  • Add coffee + tea service for $3.00 per person.

Cost: $2600 (+taxes)

We have optional extras!  Download our spreadsheet below to see everything we have to offer!

Facility Rental Prices - Excel

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