Exploration Place

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Whew, it's warm out there! Cool down with some Dippin' Dots from our Snack Bar, located in the main lobby. Choose from C...
10/06/2020

Whew, it's warm out there! Cool down with some Dippin' Dots from our Snack Bar, located in the main lobby. Choose from Cookie Dough, Banana Split, Cookies 'N Cream, Rainbow, and more. Price: $4.50 each (plus tax). Remember, general admission isn't needed to visit the Snack Bar. Swing by today!

Rock U is a real toe-tapper 😆😆😆 Hop in today and journey through the stages of rock 'n' roll, from it's beginnings to no...
10/06/2020

Rock U is a real toe-tapper 😆😆😆 Hop in today and journey through the stages of rock 'n' roll, from it's beginnings to now. Uncover fun facts, play instruments, and much more. Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

🎶 exploration.org/rocku

It's going to be a great week here at Exploration Place. Visit us soon!Hours:Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, 10 a.m....
10/05/2020
Hours & Prices | Exploration Place

It's going to be a great week here at Exploration Place. Visit us soon!

Hours:
Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ReopeningWe can't wait to see you! Exploration Place is now open! Please be sure to read the following FAQs to help prepare you for an enjoyable visit. Reopening FAQs Exploration Place Hours Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5....

Check it out! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit is making headlines at the Wichita Eagle!
10/05/2020
Wichita Eagle

Check it out! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit is making headlines at the Wichita Eagle!

If you’re wishing for the days of old, like in Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” song, Exploration Place has a new exhibition that takes a historical look at rock ‘n’ roll music.

Register now for our NEW Virtual Science Classes. Each quarterly theme features eight 50-minute sessions. Choose a class...
10/05/2020

Register now for our NEW Virtual Science Classes. Each quarterly theme features eight 50-minute sessions. Choose a class time that fits your schedule, in the morning or afternoon.

🇶1️⃣ Life Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, Now - October 28
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, Now - October 29

🇶2️⃣ Physical Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, November 4 - January 20*
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, November 12 - January 21*
*No classes November 11, 25, and 26 or December 21 - 31.

🇶3️⃣ Engineering
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, January 27 - March 17
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, January 28 - March 18

🇶4️⃣ Earth and Space Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, March 31 - May 19
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, April 1 - May 20

Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted.

💻 exploration.org/virtualscience
📱 316.660.0620

⚙️ Now open ✍️Moshe Safdie Study Drawings - Design in Evolution. Check out some of the sketches that helped bring our ic...
10/04/2020
Moshe Safdie Study Drawings – Design in Evolution | Exploration Place

⚙️ Now open ✍️
Moshe Safdie Study Drawings - Design in Evolution. Check out some of the sketches that helped bring our iconic building to life. Located in WaterWay Hall.

Moshe Safdie Study DrawingsA window to the beginning Now open Trace a timeline back to the inception of Exploration Place with these sketches and drawings from world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, who designed our museum. Study these never-seen-before sketches of the building's groundbreaking des...

Attention, Explorers. It's tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime for a science show!🎲 Roll Your Reactionℹ️ Cause the effect in this game ...
10/03/2020

Attention, Explorers. It's tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime for a science show!

🎲 Roll Your Reaction
ℹ️ Cause the effect in this game by helping determine the chemical reaction. Encounter chemistry as it comes to life with changing colors, bursts of heat, flashes of light and much more.
📍 Kemper Creative Learning Studio, Exploration Place
📅 Saturdays & Sundays
🕚 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
🎟️ Included with general museum admission, free for members.

Experience learning in cyberspace and IRL! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the scho...
10/02/2020
NEW Virtual Science Classes | Exploration Place

Experience learning in cyberspace and IRL! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year. Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted. Find out more and sign up now at exploration.org/virtualscience or call 316.660.0620.

Virtual Science Classes NEW Virtual Science Classes Pre-K - Grade 12 September 9 - May 20 After an overwhelmingly positive response to our online summer camps, we’re offering virtual science classes this school year. Each week students will receive a 50-minute lesson aligned to Next Generation Sci...

Take your pick of musical instruments and make some noise this weekend! Rock U, the new National Traveling Exhibit is no...
10/02/2020

Take your pick of musical instruments and make some noise this weekend! Rock U, the new National Traveling Exhibit is now open. Included with general museum admission, free for members.

🎶 exploration.org/rocku

Remember, Live Science Shows make a booming return THIS weekend. Catch Roll Your Reaction in the Kemper Creative Learnin...
10/01/2020

Remember, Live Science Shows make a booming return THIS weekend. Catch Roll Your Reaction in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Included with general museum admission, free for members.

Check it out! KWCH 12 Eyewitness News' Where's Shane was here for an inside look at the new National Traveling Exhibit, ...
10/01/2020
Where’s Shane? Exploration Place

Check it out! KWCH 12 Eyewitness News' Where's Shane was here for an inside look at the new National Traveling Exhibit, Rock U. Watch now! 🎸🎧🎹🎶

This morning we'll show you all of the cool activities waiting for you and the precautions they're taking to keep you safe!

A NEW experience is coming soon to the Digital Dome Theater! Halloween Laser Spooktacular opens Friday, Oct. 16. Bring t...
10/01/2020

A NEW experience is coming soon to the Digital Dome Theater! Halloween Laser Spooktacular opens Friday, Oct. 16. Bring the whole family in and enjoy the fun.

👻 exploration.org/HalloweenLaser
🎞 exploration.org/dome

Drum up some fun in the new Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit - Now open! Included with general museum admission, free...
09/30/2020

Drum up some fun in the new Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit - Now open! Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

🎶 exploration.org/rocku

Go virtual! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year, full of hands-on activ...
09/30/2020

Go virtual! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year, full of hands-on activities. Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted. Find out more and sign up now at exploration.org/virtualscience or call 316.660.0620.

Crank it up! Kikkerland Music Boxes are available now in the Explore Store. Enjoy classic hits like Yellow Submarine, My...
09/29/2020

Crank it up! Kikkerland Music Boxes are available now in the Explore Store. Enjoy classic hits like Yellow Submarine, My Girl, and Stairway to Heaven – plus much more – on these mini crankshaft music boxes. For ages 3 and up. Price: $8.99 (plus tax)

Live Science Shows return THIS Saturday, Oct. 3! Step inside the Kemper Creative Learning Studio for Roll Your Reaction....
09/29/2020

Live Science Shows return THIS Saturday, Oct. 3! Step inside the Kemper Creative Learning Studio for Roll Your Reaction. Encounter chemistry as it comes to life with changing colors, bursts of heat, flashes of light and much more. Catch Live Science Shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

Burn up the dance floor! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit is now open. Journey through the stages of rock 'n' roll, f...
09/28/2020

Burn up the dance floor! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit is now open. Journey through the stages of rock 'n' roll, from it's beginnings to now. Uncover fun facts, play instruments, and much more. Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

🎶 exploration.org/rocku

Remember, Exploration Place is closed on Mondays, now through mid-March. 🕙 Upcoming hours ⏳Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wedn...
09/28/2020

Remember, Exploration Place is closed on Mondays, now through mid-March.

🕙 Upcoming hours ⏳
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Find out more at exploration.org/hours. Visit us soon!

The new Bridging Art & Science exhibit, Color Out Loud is the perfect opening act to the new Rock U | National Traveling...
09/27/2020

The new Bridging Art & Science exhibit, Color Out Loud is the perfect opening act to the new Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit! Mark Arts students did an amazing job bringing sound to life. Both exhibits are now open. ➡️ exploration.org/exhibits/bridging-art-science

09/26/2020

🎶 Yesterday
[Rock U] seemed so far away
Now it looks as though [it's here through Sunday, Jan. 10]
Oh, I believe [you should visit today] 🎶

🎸 exploration.org/rocku
Included with general museum admission, free for members!

Register now for our NEW Virtual Science Classes. Each quarterly theme features eight 50-minute sessions.🇶1️⃣ Life Scien...
09/25/2020

Register now for our NEW Virtual Science Classes. Each quarterly theme features eight 50-minute sessions.

🇶1️⃣ Life Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, Now - October 28
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, Now - October 29

🇶2️⃣ Physical Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, November 4 - January 20*
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, November 12 - January 21*
*No classes November 11, 25, and 26 or December 21 - 31.

🇶3️⃣ Engineering
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, January 27 - March 17
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, January 28 - March 18

🇶4️⃣ Earth and Space Science
Pre-K - Grade 5, Wednesdays, March 31 - May 19
Grades 6 - 12, Thursdays, April 1 - May 20

Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted.
💻 exploration.org/virtualscience
📱 316.660.0620

Get ready to ROCK! Exploration Place Members, tonight is your night. Enjoy an exclusive preview the new Rock U | Nationa...
09/25/2020

Get ready to ROCK! Exploration Place Members, tonight is your night. Enjoy an exclusive preview the new Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Plus: Get 20% off your purchases in the Explore Store.

The exhibit opens to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

🎸 exploration.org/rocku

⚙️ Now open ✍️Moshe Safdie Study Drawings - Design in Evolution. Check out some of the sketches that helped bring our ic...
09/24/2020
Moshe Safdie Study Drawings – Design in Evolution | Exploration Place

⚙️ Now open ✍️
Moshe Safdie Study Drawings - Design in Evolution. Check out some of the sketches that helped bring our iconic building to life. Located in WaterWay Hall.

Moshe Safdie Study DrawingsA window to the beginning Now open Trace a timeline back to the inception of Exploration Place with these sketches and drawings from world-renowned architect, Moshe Safdie, who designed our museum. Study these never-seen-before sketches of the building's groundbreaking des...

Experience the award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest - now playing in the Dome!Daily showtimes10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.1:3...
09/24/2020

Experience the award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest - now playing in the Dome!

Daily showtimes
10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. (Thursdays only)
6:00 p.m. (Thursdays only)

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/prices

🎞 exploration.org/greatbear
📢 Radio Kansas

Surf the sound waves of iconic music that defined generations – from superstars to one hit wonders. The new Rock U | Nat...
09/23/2020

Surf the sound waves of iconic music that defined generations – from superstars to one hit wonders. The new Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit opens THIS Saturday, Sept. 26. Dance up a tune on a giant keyboard. Bang out a beat on the drums. Strum sweet melodies on the guitar, plus much more! Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

🎸 exploration.org/rocku

Experience learning in cyberspace and IRL! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the scho...
09/23/2020
NEW Virtual Science Classes | Exploration Place

Experience learning in cyberspace and IRL! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year. Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted. Find out more and sign up now at exploration.org/virtualscience or call 316.660.0620.

Virtual Science ClassesNEW Virtual Science Classes Pre-K - Grade 12 September 9 - May 20 After an overwhelmingly positive response to our online summer camps, we’re offering virtual science classes this school year. Each week students will receive a 50-minute lesson aligned to Next Generation Scie...

Visit this week and be one of the first to see the new Bridging Art and Science exhibit, Color Out Loud! Inspired by the...
09/22/2020
Bridging Art & Science | Exploration Place

Visit this week and be one of the first to see the new Bridging Art and Science exhibit, Color Out Loud! Inspired by the graphic design culture surrounding rock ‘n’ roll music, this gallery, created by Mark Arts students, brings sound to life. Included with general museum admission, free for members.

Bridging Art & ScienceColor Out Loud Inspired by the graphic design culture surrounding rock ‘n’ roll music, this gallery, created by Mark Arts students, brings sound to life. Youth and teen painters explored visual interpretations of music ranging from classical to grunge, in dynamic artworks f...

If you are planning to visit us, we want you to know that keeping Exploration Place sparkling clean and sanitized is our...
09/22/2020

If you are planning to visit us, we want you to know that keeping Exploration Place sparkling clean and sanitized is our number one priority!

A couple of ways we're doing this includes a three step entry process for you to sanitize the bottoms of your shoes, clean your hands, and take your temperature.

We are also deep cleaning high-traffic areas, and individual exhibit galleries throughout the day.

For more about our cleaning procedures, as well as guidelines on masks, daily building capacity, and more, please read our FAQs about what to expect when visiting ➡️ exploration.org/reopening

We're setting the stage for an amazing experience! Crank up the volume in Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit, opening t...
09/21/2020

We're setting the stage for an amazing experience! Crank up the volume in Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit, opening this Saturday, Sept. 26.

🎸 exploration.org/rocku

Go virtual! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year. Note: Students may joi...
09/21/2020
NEW Virtual Science Classes | Exploration Place

Go virtual! Our new Virtual Science Classes are available now through the end of the school year. Note: Students may join a quarter or semester in progress and total price will be adjusted. Find out more and sign up now at exploration.org/virtualscience or call 316.660.0620.

Virtual Science ClassesNEW Virtual Science Classes Pre-K - Grade 12 September 9 - May 20 After an overwhelmingly positive response to our online summer camps, we’re offering virtual science classes this school year. Each week students will receive a 50-minute lesson aligned to Next Generation Scie...

09/20/2020
Live Science 20 | HUGE Egg Drop

Our most EGG-cellent 20th birthday celebration continues. Watch Daniel and Denzal work together to engineer an egg drop lander for, not one, not two, but 20 eggs! Plus, see if they can each land an ostrich egg safely after a 20 ft. drop.

It's the final countdown (da-da-da daa, du-du-da-daa)! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit opens in ONE WEEK, Saturday, ...
09/19/2020

It's the final countdown (da-da-da daa, du-du-da-daa)! Rock U | National Traveling Exhibit opens in ONE WEEK, Saturday, Sept. 26. Make some noise with iconic instruments, and dive deep into the devices that we listen to our favorite tunes on. Included with general museum admission, free for members.

Exploration Place Members' Night is this coming Friday, Sept. 25, 5 - 10 p.m. Enjoy an exclusive preview of Rock U. Plus: Get 20% off your purchases in the Explore Store.

🎸 exploration.org/rocku

Hurry in! Bridging Art and Science - Women in Science ends soon. Get inspired as you encounter this poster gallery featu...
09/18/2020
Bridging Art & Science | Exploration Place

Hurry in! Bridging Art and Science - Women in Science ends soon. Get inspired as you encounter this poster gallery featuring groundbreaking women scientists and their contributions to STEM. This gallery was created by the League of Women Voters - Wichita Metro. Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

Bridging Art & ScienceWomen in Science Get inspired as you encounter this poster gallery featuring groundbreaking women scientists and their contributions to STEM. This gallery was created by the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro Bridging Art and Science is a linear exhibit space located on Explo...

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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

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(316) 660-0600

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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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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.
Will you be closing down until future notice like the zoo? Trying to figure out spring break activities.
Thanks so much for last night's showing of Great Bear Rainforest! Absolutely stunning!