Exploration Place

Exploration Place The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center

Exploration Place - The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center

Grow into science with GSK Science in the Summer! Free classes will be held in public schools and other community-based ...
05/19/2019

Grow into science with GSK Science in the Summer! Free classes will be held in public schools and other community-based organizations for students grades 2-6. The program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments. The theme this summer is The Science of Me.

Students will:
▪️ Apply scientific strategies to test the starch content of saliva.
▪️ Explore the properties of the digestive and circulatory system.
▪️ Examine the different qualities of DNA.
▪️ Observe a sheep’s heart.
▪️ Discover that there are many careers in science that pertain to how the human body functions.

Find out locations, more information and register here ➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/gsk-science-in-the-summer

Mark your calendars! It's going to be a great summer. There are a lot of great events coming up at Exploration Place. Cl...
05/18/2019

Mark your calendars! It's going to be a great summer. There are a lot of great events coming up at Exploration Place. Click on the event name to find out more, or visit: exploration.org/special-events

Touch a Truck, Saturday, June 29 🔹
Kid's Night Out, Friday, July 5
EP21, Thursday, July 18
LunarLeap50, Saturday, July 20 🔹
Storm the Castle, Saturday, July 27 🔹

🔹 Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

Hurry! Camps start Tuesday, May 28. There's still time to register for fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps! C...
05/18/2019

Hurry! Camps start Tuesday, May 28. There's still time to register for fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps! Choose from camps for students in preschool through ninth grade. Space is limited!

Discounts:
Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%
Count Me In! – Sign up for all 10 weeks and save 20%
Discounts applied at check out, or call 316-660-0620.

Preschool Summer Camps
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
➡️ exploration.org/programs/preschool-summer-camps

Discovery Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 5
➡️ exploration.org/programs/summer-camps

Tinker Tech Summer Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 8
➡️ exploration.org/progra…/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures

*NEW* Travel Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 9
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/travel-camps

05/17/2019

The face you'll make tonight when you see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs projected outside on the museum wall at RiverFlix!

Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. The movie will begin after sundown. Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

🍿 exploration.org/special-events/riverflix
🎞 #RiverFlixEP
📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

Blast off in the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium with CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story 🚀 opening in less than a month...
05/16/2019

Blast off in the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium with CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story 🚀 opening in less than a month, Saturday, June 15! Look for details coming soon.

This weekend in the dome, see Great White Shark 🦈 and Pandas: The Journey Home 🐼

Friday, May 17
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈

Saturday, May 18
11:00 a.m. 🦈
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Sunday, May 19
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Remember, general admission isn't needed to see a dome film, it's just $5 per show - or add it on to your general admission ticket and get a discount! Visit ➡️ exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

Volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission. At Exploration Place, volunteers perform a variety of jobs to...
05/16/2019

Volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission. At Exploration Place, volunteers perform a variety of jobs to keep the entire organization on the path to making science fun for everyone! If you are interested in volunteering at Exploration Place, visit ➡️ exploration.org/support/volunteer

05/15/2019

🎞 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
📅 Friday, May 17
📍 RiverFlix
⌚️ Activities at 6:30, movie after sundown
🎶 Fly By Night
🎟 FREE

💵 Discounted museum admission, 6:30 - 8:30
🎨 Synergy Arts face paint
🌭 Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs
🍧 Snoasis Shaved Ice

ℹ️ exploration.org/special-events/riverflix

📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

💺Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Ponder the peculiar in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit opening THIS Saturday, May 18! I...
05/15/2019

Ponder the peculiar in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit opening THIS Saturday, May 18! Included with general museum admission, free for members 🗺 exploration.org/exhibits/ripleys

Exploration Place Members' Night is this Friday, May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 🐍 exploration.org/programs/members-night/

IN TWO WEEKS fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps begin! Choose from camps for students in preschool through n...
05/14/2019

IN TWO WEEKS fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps begin! Choose from camps for students in preschool through ninth grade. Hurry, space is limited. Camps begin Tuesday, May 28.

Discounts:
Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%
Count Me In! – Sign up for all 10 weeks and save 20%
Discounts applied at check out, or call 316-660-0620.

Preschool Summer Camps
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
➡️ exploration.org/programs/preschool-summer-camps

Discovery Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 5
➡️ exploration.org/programs/summer-camps

Tinker Tech Summer Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 8
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures

*NEW* Travel Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 9
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/travel-camps

Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, visit Exploration Place for ...
05/14/2019

Calling all active duty military! If you are looking for family vacation ideas this summer, visit Exploration Place for free via the Blue Star Museums program starting Saturday, May 18, through Monday, Sept. 2. See The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit, along with all of our permanent hands-on exhibits, including Design Build Fly!

The Blue Star Families include more than 2,000 museums nationwide, which offer free admission to active duty military personnel, such as National Guard and Reserve, and their families. Visit ➡️ http://exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

05/13/2019
RiverFlix - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, May 17

Well...at least it's not more, actual rain! See Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Friday, May 17 as the FREE outdoor film series, RiverFlix continues. Enjoy fun, free activities, jam out to music from Fly by Night. Try a new look with Synergy Arts face paint. Grab a bite from Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hotdogs and Snoasis Shaved Ice. Plus, explore the museum with discounted admission starting, all starting at 6:30 p.m.The movie begins after sundown! Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

🍿 exploration.org/special-events/riverflix
🎞 #RiverFlixEP 🎞

📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

ONE WEEK AWAY Travel the whole weird world through remarkable realms and scientific discoveries in The Science of Ripley...
05/11/2019

ONE WEEK AWAY
Travel the whole weird world through remarkable realms and scientific discoveries in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit, opening Saturday, May 18. Come face-to-face with some of the planet's largest organisms. And watch out for some of the smallest invaders! Shed light on the unexplained. Conquer challenges, study specimens, and examine real artifacts. Plus:

- Encounter a life-size model of the gigantic prehistoric snake, Titanoboa.
- Measure up against the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow.
- Pinpoint sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle.
- Slice through the secrets of sword swallowing.
- Bend your senses with an array of illusions.
- Trek the far reaches of the globe to discover cultural customs.
- And much more!

Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members

🗺 exploration.org/exhibits/ripleys
🎟 exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

Join the Exploration Place team! Apply now for seasonal and part-time positions ➡️ exploration.org/employment
05/11/2019

Join the Exploration Place team! Apply now for seasonal and part-time positions ➡️ exploration.org/employment

Fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps start Tuesday, May 28! Choose from camps for students in preschool throug...
05/11/2019

Fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps start Tuesday, May 28! Choose from camps for students in preschool through ninth grade. Hurry, space is limited.

Discounts:
Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%
Count Me In! – Sign up for all 10 weeks and save 20%
Discounts applied at check out, or call 316-660-0620.

Preschool Summer Camps
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
➡️ exploration.org/programs/preschool-summer-camps

Discovery Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 5
➡️ exploration.org/programs/summer-camps

Tinker Tech Summer Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 8
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures

*NEW* Travel Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 9
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/travel-camps

It has been an amazing school year! Thanks to the support from the Kansas Star Casino and the Kansas All-Star Scholars F...
05/10/2019

It has been an amazing school year! Thanks to the support from the Kansas Star Casino and the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund, Exploration Place educators have been bringing fun, hands-on STEM activities to the eight school districts in Sumner County during 2018-2019. Still a few more weeks to go! #AllStarScience

05/10/2019

Hit the gas on your time machine! RiverFlix begins at 6:30 p.m. (or sooner if you reach 88 mph 😉) Snap a selfie in front of a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, enjoy fun free out door activities, jam out to live music from Fly By Night, grab a bite from Kona Ice Greater Wichita and LumpiaPalooza. Plus, explore the museum's exhibits at discounted prices.

Back to the Future will begin after sundown. Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

🍿 exploration.org/special-events/riverflix
🎞 #RiverFlixEP
📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

This weekend in the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium see Great White Shark 🦈 and Pandas: The Journe...
05/09/2019

This weekend in the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium see Great White Shark 🦈 and Pandas: The Journey Home 🐼

Friday, May 10
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈

Saturday, May 11
11:00 a.m. 🦈
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Sunday, May 12
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Remember, general admission isn't needed to see a dome film, it's just $5 per show - or add it on to your general admission ticket and get a discount! Visit ➡️ exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

The 2nd Annual RiverFlix is less than 24 hours away! While you wait for Back to the Future to begin after sundown, take ...
05/09/2019

The 2nd Annual RiverFlix is less than 24 hours away! While you wait for Back to the Future to begin after sundown, take some time to snap a pic with this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12! Plus, jam out to live music from Fly By Night, enjoy fun, free outdoor activities, explore the museum with discounted admission, chow down on Kona Ice Greater Wichita and LumpiaPalooza. Bring your own chair. Space is limited, first come first served.

🍿 exploration.org/special-events/riverflix

📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

05/09/2019
Ripley's - Opens May 18

Travel the whole weird world beginning Saturday, May 18 in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit! Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members 🗺 exploration.org/exhibits/ripleys

05/08/2019

🎞 Back to the Future
📅 Friday, May 10
📍 RiverFlix
⌚️ Activities at 6:30, movie after sundown
🎶 Fly By Night
🎟 FREE

💵 Discounted museum admission, 6:30 - 8:30
🍧 Kona Ice Greater Wichita
🥪 LumpiaPalooza

ℹ️ exploration.org/special-events/riverflix

📢 Kent Audio Visual
🎙 105.3 the buzz

💺Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Just a few more weeks until summer camps begin! Save 💰💰💰, sign up now!Discounts:Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or...
05/07/2019

Just a few more weeks until summer camps begin! Save 💰💰💰, sign up now!

Discounts:
Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%
Count Me In! – Sign up for all 10 weeks and save 20%
Discounts applied at check out, or call 316-660-0620.

Fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps start Tuesday, May 28. Choose from camps for students in preschool through ninth grade.

Preschool Summer Camps
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
➡️ exploration.org/programs/preschool-summer-camps

Discovery Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 5
➡️ exploration.org/programs/summer-camps

Tinker Tech Summer Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 8
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures

*NEW* Travel Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 9
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/travel-camps

Kansas Kids Preschool Class - Habitats, continues tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8 with Dusty Dry Desert! Students will discov...
05/07/2019

Kansas Kids Preschool Class - Habitats, continues tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8 with Dusty Dry Desert! Students will discover how a cactus gets water, experiment with sand, blend in with chameleons and much more!

Prices (per child)
Member: $5, adult member free
Nonmember: $7, includes 1 adult

Register Now
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/kansas-kids-preschool-class
📱 316-660-0620

Shout out to Dustin Hendricks, Director of Visitor Services at Exploration Place! Last week he graduated from the Advanc...
05/06/2019

Shout out to Dustin Hendricks, Director of Visitor Services at Exploration Place! Last week he graduated from the Advance Kansas program, held at Butler Community College. Advance Kansas is a community initiative that brings together leaders from across the community to create and strengthen relationships and acquire skills for addressing diversity challenges and opportunities in organizations and in the community 👏👏👏 Find out more about Advance Kansas here: www.butlercc.edu/info/201136/advance-kansas

Find the fascinating, ponder the peculiar, and examine the exotic in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Trav...
05/06/2019

Find the fascinating, ponder the peculiar, and examine the exotic in The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® | Traveling Exhibit at Exploration Place! Encounter colossal creatures, slice through the secrets of sword swallowing, bend your senses and measure up to the world's tallest man, plus MUCH more! Opens Saturday, May 18, included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members 🗺 exploration.org/exhibits/ripleys

Shop the Explore Store for toys, science and funky fun! All purchases support Exploration Place. No admission needed to ...
05/04/2019

Shop the Explore Store for toys, science and funky fun! All purchases support Exploration Place. No admission needed to shop the store!

Today the National Math Festival takes place in Washington, DC. We’ll be celebrating locally by hosting a day of Geome...
05/04/2019

Today the National Math Festival takes place in Washington, DC. We’ll be celebrating locally by hosting a day of Geometric Bubble Blowing at Exploration Place!

Can you imagine making a square bubble? How about a cubic, spiral, saddle-shaped, wormhole, or parabolic-shaped bubbles? At our Zometool bubble station, everyone from young kids to grown-ups can explore how the principle of “minimal surfaces” makes possible not just round bubbles, but many surprising geometric forms using
differently shaped bubble frames. Join the fun! #2019NMF is included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members! Visit ➡️ exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

05/03/2019
RiverFlix - Back to the Future, May 10

Looks like someone couldn't wait to get to RiverFlix! Make a cinematic splash during this FREE outdoor film series and experience Back to the Future projected on our building, near the main entrance Friday, May 10!

Before the film, enjoy fun free out door activities, grab a bite from local food trucks and explore the museum's exhibits at discounted prices.

2019 dates and films
May 10 - Back to the Future
May 17 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
May 24 - Up

🍿 exploration.org/special-events/riverflix
🎞 #RiverFlixEP 🎞

Prices
Movie and outdoor activities
Free
Discounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Exploration Place Members: Free
Nonmembers (2 years and up): $5

📢 Kent Audio Visual

🎙 105.3 the buzz

This weekend in the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium see Great White Shark 🦈 and Pandas: The Journe...
05/03/2019

This weekend in the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium see Great White Shark 🦈 and Pandas: The Journey Home 🐼

Friday, May 3
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈

Saturday, May 4
11:00 a.m. 🦈
12:00 p.m. 🐼
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Sunday, May 5
1:00 p.m. 🦈
2:00 p.m. 🐼
3:00 p.m. 🦈
4:00 p.m. 🐼

Remember, general admission isn't needed to see a dome film, it's just $5 per show - or add it on to your general admission ticket and get a discount! Visit ➡️ exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

This Saturday, May 4, the National Math Festival takes place in Washington, DC. We’ll be celebrating locally by hostin...
05/02/2019

This Saturday, May 4, the National Math Festival takes place in Washington, DC. We’ll be celebrating locally by hosting a day of Geometric Bubble Blowing at Exploration Place!

Can you imagine making a square bubble? How about a cubic, spiral, saddle-shaped, wormhole, or parabolic-shaped bubbles? At our Zometool bubble station, everyone from young kids to grown-ups can explore how the principle of “minimal surfaces” makes possible not just round bubbles, but many surprising geometric forms using
differently shaped bubble frames. Join the fun! #2019NMF is included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members! Visit ➡️ exploration.org/visit/hours-prices

So much to do!
05/02/2019
A complete guide to exploring Wichita, Kansas with small children

So much to do!

I have received multiple requests to share great vacation spots in Kansas for young children. I’ve been working hard to scope out different locations to find the best places to take little ones. Today, I am partnering with Visit Wichita to share one of my favorite Kansas cities – Wichita, Kansas...

Save 💵 with summer camp discounts!Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%Count Me In! – Sig...
05/01/2019

Save 💵 with summer camp discounts!
Multi-Week – Sign up for 5 or more weeks of camp and save 15%
Count Me In! – Sign up for all 10 weeks and save 20%
Call 316-660-0620 to receive discounts.

Fun, interactive, week-long, STEM summer camps begin Tuesday, May 28. Choose from camps for students in preschool through ninth grade.

Preschool Summer Camps
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - entering Kindergarten
➡️ exploration.org/programs/preschool-summer-camps

Discovery Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 5
➡️ exploration.org/programs/summer-camps

Tinker Tech Summer Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 8
➡️ exploration.org/progra…/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures

*NEW* Travel Camps
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 6 - 9
➡️ exploration.org/programs/parents/travel-camps

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 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(316) 660-0600

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