Exploration Place

Exploration Place The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center, inspiring a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experiences for people of all ages.

Exploration Place - The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center

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Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs o...
09/25/2021

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs of citizen space travel from our elite trainers in this thirty-minute orientation to space. This live show is a perfect precursor to visiting our traveling exhibit, Astronaut. At the end of the show you’ll receive an authentic Orbit Academy badge to show that you are ready for your next mission into space. Launching Daily beginning October 1.

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs of citizen space travel from our elite trainers in this thirty-minute orientation to space. This live show is a perfect precursor to visiting our traveling exhibit, Astronaut. At the end of the show you’ll receive an authentic Orbit Academy badge to show that you are ready for your next mission into space. Launching Daily beginning October 1.

Jessica Crawford talks with Science Educator Erica about our *new* Astronaut exhibit and Live Science Show, Orbit Academ...
09/24/2021

Jessica Crawford talks with Science Educator Erica about our *new* Astronaut exhibit and Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Both open a week from today on Oct 1! They also show you a fun experiment you can try at home. https://bit.ly/3EMU5H7

Jessica Crawford talks with Science Educator Erica about our *new* Astronaut exhibit and Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Both open a week from today on Oct 1! They also show you a fun experiment you can try at home. https://bit.ly/3EMU5H7

Steel Skarecrow joins us tonight for Food Truck Thursdays. Even better? 80° weather and a perfect view of The Keeper. Gr...
09/23/2021

Steel Skarecrow joins us tonight for Food Truck Thursdays. Even better? 80° weather and a perfect view of The Keeper. Grab dinner from Face Stuffers and Burritos and Bowls. Mrs. Cole's Tropical Sno has us covered for desert. See you at 5:30! Exhibits are open until 8:30 pm.

Steel Skarecrow joins us tonight for Food Truck Thursdays. Even better? 80° weather and a perfect view of The Keeper. Grab dinner from Face Stuffers and Burritos and Bowls. Mrs. Cole's Tropical Sno has us covered for desert. See you at 5:30! Exhibits are open until 8:30 pm.

Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! Limited tickets are available for this ...
09/22/2021

Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! Limited tickets are available for this one-of-a-kind event. 👻 👸 🦸
Your kiddo is not going to want to miss the chance to meet their favorite character. Learn more at exploration.org/booreakfast

Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! Limited tickets are available for this one-of-a-kind event. 👻 👸 🦸
Your kiddo is not going to want to miss the chance to meet their favorite character. Learn more at exploration.org/booreakfast

Featured Exhibit: EXPLORE KANSASStep into a slice of life showcasing our sunflower state. Drive a combine, step into an ...
09/21/2021

Featured Exhibit: EXPLORE KANSAS
Step into a slice of life showcasing our sunflower state. Drive a combine, step into an EF1 tornado. Measure speed, humidity, and storm direction in our storm chaser vehicle. In the aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve water.

Featured Exhibit: EXPLORE KANSAS
Step into a slice of life showcasing our sunflower state. Drive a combine, step into an EF1 tornado. Measure speed, humidity, and storm direction in our storm chaser vehicle. In the aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve water.

👻 Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! 👻Spooky season has begun! Join us for...
09/21/2021

👻 Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! 👻

Spooky season has begun! Join us for a fun-filled, family friendly character Boo’reakfast event that is sure to become an annual tradition. We will have special guests visiting throughout the weekend for photo ops and opportunities for your kiddo to interact with some of their favorite princesses, superheroes, space troopers, characters and more.

Which characters do you hope to see there?

Find out more about Boo'reakfast by using the link in our bio.

👻 Boo'reakfast tickets go on sale this Friday for members and Monday for everyone! 👻

Spooky season has begun! Join us for a fun-filled, family friendly character Boo’reakfast event that is sure to become an annual tradition. We will have special guests visiting throughout the weekend for photo ops and opportunities for your kiddo to interact with some of their favorite princesses, superheroes, space troopers, characters and more.

Which characters do you hope to see there?

Find out more about Boo'reakfast by using the link in our bio.

Homeschool Classes at Exploration Place 👩‍🏫Experience spectacular science with all-new topics every month! Homeschool sc...
09/20/2021

Homeschool Classes at Exploration Place 👩‍🏫
Experience spectacular science with all-new topics every month! Homeschool science classes are generally held the second Tuesday of the month, and classes are split by grade based on enrollment. Find out more at exploration.org/homeschool

Homeschool Classes at Exploration Place 👩‍🏫
Experience spectacular science with all-new topics every month! Homeschool science classes are generally held the second Tuesday of the month, and classes are split by grade based on enrollment. Find out more at exploration.org/homeschool

*NEW* HOCUS POCUS – DOME EXPERIENCESistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years and you’ve been waiting patiently. The black flame ca...
09/20/2021

*NEW* HOCUS POCUS – DOME EXPERIENCE
Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years and you’ve been waiting patiently. The black flame candle has been lit and your favorite witches are back!

Join Winifred, Sarah, and Mary at Exploration Place for an exclusive viewing and party celebrating all things Hocus Pocus! Experience this iconic Halloween classic like you’ve never seen it before – centered on the soaring dome screen with booming surround sound. Enjoy a cash bar with themed cocktails for those over 21, a fully stocked snack bar, costume contest, prizes and more.

Are you a Hocus Pocus super-fan? Sign up for the VIP Experience and receive priority seating in the dome theater, popcorn, a complimentary cocktail (or a “mocktail” if under 21), and surprise goodies to take home. There will only be 50 VIP tickets sold per showing so don’t wait!

This would be a wonderful night to hand down the Hocus Pocus tradition to your daughter/son or special young lady/gentleman in your life. Prefer keeping it a “girls’ night out”? Gather up your friends and make it a night to remember!

Are you ready to run amok, amok, amok?

*** Tickets go on sale October 4 for members and October 8 for all. ***
https://bit.ly/3lFYcfw

Event Dates:
Thursday, October 28, Friday, October 29, Saturday, October 30
Doors open at 6 p.m. each day and the event ends at 9 p.m.

Prices:
General Admission: $15
VIP Experience: $25
15% off for EP members

* Prices include movie and VIP perks, if applicable. Concessions and drinks sold separately. Schedule and details subject to change.

*NEW* HOCUS POCUS – DOME EXPERIENCE
Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years and you’ve been waiting patiently. The black flame candle has been lit and your favorite witches are back!

Join Winifred, Sarah, and Mary at Exploration Place for an exclusive viewing and party celebrating all things Hocus Pocus! Experience this iconic Halloween classic like you’ve never seen it before – centered on the soaring dome screen with booming surround sound. Enjoy a cash bar with themed cocktails for those over 21, a fully stocked snack bar, costume contest, prizes and more.

Are you a Hocus Pocus super-fan? Sign up for the VIP Experience and receive priority seating in the dome theater, popcorn, a complimentary cocktail (or a “mocktail” if under 21), and surprise goodies to take home. There will only be 50 VIP tickets sold per showing so don’t wait!

This would be a wonderful night to hand down the Hocus Pocus tradition to your daughter/son or special young lady/gentleman in your life. Prefer keeping it a “girls’ night out”? Gather up your friends and make it a night to remember!

Are you ready to run amok, amok, amok?

*** Tickets go on sale October 4 for members and October 8 for all. ***
https://bit.ly/3lFYcfw

Event Dates:
Thursday, October 28, Friday, October 29, Saturday, October 30
Doors open at 6 p.m. each day and the event ends at 9 p.m.

Prices:
General Admission: $15
VIP Experience: $25
15% off for EP members

* Prices include movie and VIP perks, if applicable. Concessions and drinks sold separately. Schedule and details subject to change.

Mariachi Los Reyes are on the stage at Fiesta Hispana with a performance by Raices De Mi Tierra Ballet Folklorico Dancer...
09/19/2021

Mariachi Los Reyes are on the stage at Fiesta Hispana with a performance by Raices De Mi Tierra Ballet Folklorico Dancers. 💃

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us! Fiesta Hispana is included with museum admission (free for EP members) and goes until 5 pm.

09/19/2021
Fiesta Hispana Promo 2

Join us today from 10 to 5 for Fiesta Hispana! Enjoy crafts, play games, savor delicious food, party on with music and dance, and explore all of our exhibit galleries. Thank you to Radio Lobo for co-hosting this event.

Free entry to the museum for anyone vaccinated at the on-site clinic. See website for details! This COVID Vaccine Clinic is brought to you by a grant from Communities for Immunity. Find out more at https://community.astc.org/communitiesforimmunity/home

Entrance is included with museum admission and is free for EP members. https://bit.ly/3g8NVX3

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and t...
09/19/2021

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and tag us. We'll choose three people to each win a 4-pack of exhibit and Live Science Show passes! Visit the link in our bio for more info! https://bit.ly/3nr4Cl5

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and tag us. We'll choose three people to each win a 4-pack of exhibit and Live Science Show passes! Visit the link in our bio for more info! https://bit.ly/3nr4Cl5

Tomorrow we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by from 10 am - 5 pm,...
09/18/2021

Tomorrow we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by from 10 am - 5 pm, no appointment needed. For ages 12 and up. Free museum entrance for anyone vaccinated on-site. Questions? Call the Sedgwick Co. Health Dept at 316-660-0122.

This COVID Vaccine Clinic is brought to you by a grant from Communities for Immunity. Find out more at https://community.astc.org/communitiesforimmunity/home

Tomorrow we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by from 10 am - 5 pm, no appointment needed. For ages 12 and up. Free museum entrance for anyone vaccinated on-site. Questions? Call the Sedgwick Co. Health Dept at 316-660-0122.

This COVID Vaccine Clinic is brought to you by a grant from Communities for Immunity. Find out more at https://community.astc.org/communitiesforimmunity/home

*NEW!* Your favorite Space Ranger has been given a mission by Star Command: to find the best pizza in the galaxy. He’s g...
09/17/2021

*NEW!* Your favorite Space Ranger has been given a mission by Star Command: to find the best pizza in the galaxy. He’s going to need your help! Join Buzz and taste test his favorite pizza. Write a letter to Star Command telling them what your favorite pizza is and why Buzz should be given a medal for completing his mission.

Exploration Place’s Explorer Room will be converted into a Pizza Planet restaurant with premium pizza, salad, a surprise drink concoction and sweet treats that will make this a lunch expedition your space-ranger-in-training won’t want to miss! After eating, meet Buzz and take photos to remember this special day.

Ticket includes lunch and admission to all Exploration Place exhibits for the day including the new traveling exhibit, Astronaut.

November 13. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3hI5y0X

*NEW!* Your favorite Space Ranger has been given a mission by Star Command: to find the best pizza in the galaxy. He’s going to need your help! Join Buzz and taste test his favorite pizza. Write a letter to Star Command telling them what your favorite pizza is and why Buzz should be given a medal for completing his mission.

Exploration Place’s Explorer Room will be converted into a Pizza Planet restaurant with premium pizza, salad, a surprise drink concoction and sweet treats that will make this a lunch expedition your space-ranger-in-training won’t want to miss! After eating, meet Buzz and take photos to remember this special day.

Ticket includes lunch and admission to all Exploration Place exhibits for the day including the new traveling exhibit, Astronaut.

November 13. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3hI5y0X

Saturday is your last chance to see two of Exploration Place's entertaining and interactive live science shows before th...
09/17/2021

Saturday is your last chance to see two of Exploration Place's entertaining and interactive live science shows before they are retired. Our performers bring science concepts to life in a way that is both educational and FUN!

On a Roll (11:30 am & 12 pm)
Project Hoverboard (1:30 & 3:30 pm).
Included in museum admission and free for members!
https://bit.ly/34S3a0s

Our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy, starts Oct 1!

Saturday is your last chance to see two of Exploration Place's entertaining and interactive live science shows before they are retired. Our performers bring science concepts to life in a way that is both educational and FUN!

On a Roll (11:30 am & 12 pm)
Project Hoverboard (1:30 & 3:30 pm).
Included in museum admission and free for members!
https://bit.ly/34S3a0s

Our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy, starts Oct 1!

Thank you to KWCH for including Fiesta Hispana in your list. Lots of fun things going on around Wichita to celebrate His...
09/16/2021
Community Events Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thank you to KWCH for including Fiesta Hispana in your list. Lots of fun things going on around Wichita to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month!

Wednesday kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs o...
09/16/2021

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs of citizen space travel from our elite trainers in this thirty-minute orientation to space. This live show is a perfect precursor to visiting our traveling exhibit, Astronaut. At the end of the show you’ll receive an authentic Orbit Academy badge to show that you are ready for your mission into space. Orbit Academy launches October 1!

Journey to the edge of the atmosphere with our new Live Science Show, Orbit Academy. Learn all about the ups and downs of citizen space travel from our elite trainers in this thirty-minute orientation to space. This live show is a perfect precursor to visiting our traveling exhibit, Astronaut. At the end of the show you’ll receive an authentic Orbit Academy badge to show that you are ready for your mission into space. Orbit Academy launches October 1!

🚀 Attention teachers and students! Check this out:
09/16/2021

🚀 Attention teachers and students! Check this out:

🚀 Sixth through 12th-grade educators & students: join our TechRise challenge and develop your experiment ideas for suborbital launch!

Learn how to get started in our Sept. 24 TechRise Virtual Field Trip hosted by Reid Wiseman of NASA Astronauts & Dr. Raven the Science Maven. RSVP today: https://bit.ly/3CnqD8T

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and t...
09/15/2021

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and tag us. We'll choose three people to each win a 4-pack of exhibit and Live Science Show passes! Visit the link in our bio for more info! https://bit.ly/3nr4Cl5

There are several Exploration Place astronauts on display around Wichita. Find them, snap a pic, post it to social and tag us. We'll choose three people to each win a 4-pack of exhibit and Live Science Show passes! Visit the link in our bio for more info! https://bit.ly/3nr4Cl5

On Sunday, September 19 we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by bet...
09/14/2021

On Sunday, September 19 we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by between 12 pm and 5 pm, no appointment needed. For ages 12 and up. Questions can be directed to the Sedgwick Co. Health Dept (660-0122). More info on our website.

On Sunday, September 19 we will be hosting a *** FREE VACCINATION CLINIC 💉 *** during Fiesta Hispana. Please come by between 12 pm and 5 pm, no appointment needed. For ages 12 and up. Questions can be directed to the Sedgwick Co. Health Dept (660-0122). More info on our website.

09/13/2021
Fiesta Hispana Promo 3

Are you familiar with the history and meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month? Read a thoughtful and in-depth look at this important celebration: https://bit.ly/2EZQrzE

Sept 19 Fiesta Hispana will return to Exploration Place for live performances featuring mariachi band, folklorico dancers, matachines dancers, singers, fashion show and more! Food, games, and crafts will also be a part of the celebration. Mark your calendars! https://bit.ly/3g8NVX3

Don't forget to bring a mask if you're visiting Exploration Place today. Masks are required on Mondays through the fall ...
09/13/2021

Don't forget to bring a mask if you're visiting Exploration Place today. Masks are required on Mondays through the fall and winter. Find out more on our website. https://bit.ly/2Vvp20I

Don't forget to bring a mask if you're visiting Exploration Place today. Masks are required on Mondays through the fall and winter. Find out more on our website. https://bit.ly/2Vvp20I

Address

300 N McLean Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

General information

Exploration Place is a mission driven, 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit institution, supported by admissions, membership dues, public support and voluntary contributions from individuals, area businesses and foundations. Our Mission: Inspiring a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experiences for all ages.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

+13166600600

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Exploration Place - The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center’s mission is to inspiring a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experiences for people of all ages.

Exploration Place is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution, supported by admissions, membership dues, public support, and voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.


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At Exploration Place with Karla
Here’s the delightful couple from June! Getting ready to officiate a 2nd wedding there this September! It’s a very nice venue. The staff is helpful and friendly! Thank you Jonny Diane Professional Wedding & Handfast Officiant also known as The Officiant Plus 💗
Do you still have miniature golf ?
Peak Kids entry video (Mikalyn, Jonathon, Karly) #epSTEMchallenge
#epSTEMchallenge
Here’s our family Christmas fort
#epSTEMchallenge
https://youtu.be/26GXwz-eikk #epSTEMchallenge Egg Drop Submitted by Grace Hargrove
Tayton Jacobs and Ethan Edmunds accepted your first challenge. The pictures and video of Ethan’s boat are on my tablet that fell in the bath tube. His boat held sixty five pennies. I have a video of Tayton putting pennies in his boat. I was only able to attach on video, but if you need it to I’ll forward it as well. He counted 116 pennies.
108 pennies - Float Your Boat challenge - https://youtu.be/V-mON81wQSo #epSTEMchallenge
Sad baby boy because the exploration place is closed today.