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Exploration Place - The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center

Exhibit Madness is all about the "eww" today!๐Ÿคฎ Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human BodyEntering the world of...
01/31/2020
Exploration Place

Exhibit Madness is all about the "eww" today!

๐Ÿคฎ Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Entering the world of the best-selling book GROSSOLOGY by Sylvia Branzei, visitors played the pinball game "Gas Attack," and released giant belches from the "Burp Machine", plus much more.

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๐Ÿ’ฉ The Scoop on Poop!
Exploration Place visitors discovered that poop is a precious resource in the animal kingdom and around the world.They learned how food goes in one end and out the other, plus they got their hands on an 80 million year old fossilized dino dropping.

Vote now โœ… exploration.org/exhibits/exhibit-madness

๐Ÿ…Yesterdays winner: ๐Ÿฆˆ Megalodon
Exhibit Madness will continue next week!

Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit is here!Exploration Place Members' NightTONIGHT, Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m...
01/31/2020

Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit is here!

Exploration Place Members' Night
TONIGHT, Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Be the first to see Imaginate, catch Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater (showtimes: 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.), and get 20% off in the Explore Store.
๐Ÿ’ก exploration.org/members

Dream. Design. Create. Imaginate opens TOMORROW, Saturday, Feb. 1! Spark curiosity, and endless innovative thinking with the exhibitโ€™s 18 hands-on challenges. Included with general museum admission, free for members.
๐Ÿ’ญ exploration.org/imaginate

While you are here for the Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit, opening this Saturday, experience the award-winning f...
01/30/2020

While you are here for the Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit, opening this Saturday, experience the award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater!

๐Ÿ—“ Friday, Jan. 31
โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1 p.m.
โŒš๏ธ 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. Exclusive Exploration Place Members' Night showtimes

๐Ÿ—“ Saturday, Feb. 1
โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

๐Ÿ—“ Sunday, Feb. 2
โŒš๏ธ 1, 2, 3 and 4 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 โžก๏ธ exploration.org/prices

๐ŸŽž exploration.org/dome
๐Ÿ“ข 105.3 the buzz, Radio Kansas
๐Ÿ“ธ: Ian McAllister/PacificWild.org

Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School
01/30/2020

Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School

โ€ชGreat โ€œPrincipal For A Dayโ€ visit today with new Exploration Place president Adam Smith! Thanks for the conversations and welcome home to Wichita. #webothlovecomiccon #funkos

The next Exhibit Madness match-up pits the world's largest shark against the large world of insects. ๐Ÿฆˆ Megalodon: Larges...
01/30/2020
Exploration Place

The next Exhibit Madness match-up pits the world's largest shark against the large world of insects.

๐Ÿฆˆ Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived
Museum guests entered the belly of the beast via a gigantic 60-foot sculpture of Megalodon. They examined shark teeth, the creature's diet, and ways to preserve today's shark population.

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๐ŸฆŸ Backyard Monsters
Visitors could leave their magnifying glasses at home for this exhibit that featured giant insects. They got a bug's eye view of the world, and discovered how insects chew plants, sip nectar and suck blood.

Choose your favorite!
Vote now โœ… Use link below โฌ‡๏ธ

Poll closes at midnight.
๐Ÿ…Yesterdays winner: ๐Ÿ‰ Much More Munsch

Here's how our hours stack up over the next few days:Today, Thursday, Jan. 3010 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday, Jan. 3110 a.m. - 5 ...
01/30/2020

Here's how our hours stack up over the next few days:

Today, Thursday, Jan. 30
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Exploration Place Members' Night, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens!)

Sunday, Feb. 2
Noon - 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 3
Closed

Tuesday, Feb. 4
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All exhibits are included with general museum admission, free for members.

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/prices

01/29/2020
#DBC14 is ONE MONTH away!

One. Month. Away. The 14th Annual Death by Chocolate is happening Saturday, Feb. 29! Indulge in delicious delights for STEM education.

Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savories and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors. Plus:
๐Ÿ”ธ Boogie down with music by Annie Up Band.
๐Ÿ”ธ Drink in the bottomless bar featuring signature cocktails wine and beer.
๐Ÿ”ธ Encounter unforgettable live science demonstrations.
๐Ÿ”ธ Bid on dynamic silent auction items.
๐Ÿ”ธ Experience the popular wine and liquor toss.

โ˜ ๏ธโŒ๐Ÿซ
Price (per person, plus tax)
General Admission: $95

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/dbc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
โ„น๏ธ Visit the website to find out more about the ๐Ÿ†• VIP Experience!

Exhibit Madness continues. Will Munsch bring the crunch or will Rad Science skate by? Choose your favorite! Poll closes ...
01/29/2020
Exploration Place

Exhibit Madness continues. Will Munsch bring the crunch or will Rad Science skate by? Choose your favorite! Poll closes at midnight.

๐Ÿ‰ Much More Munsch
Exhibit attendees entered the imagination of celebrated childrenโ€™s author Robert Munsch. They encountered the Mud Puddle Sofa, The Onomatopeia Wall, The Dark Cookie Jar, and the Poem Garden.

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๐Ÿ›น Tony Hawk: Rad Science
Exploration Place visitors experienced gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance with world-renowned pro skater Tony Hawk.

Vote now โœ… exploration.org/exhibitmadness
๐Ÿ…Yesterdays winner: ๐Ÿฅถ Discover the Ice Age

When school is out, science is in! Hurry and sign up now for February's School's Out Edventures.A Field of FirstsMonday,...
01/28/2020
Exploration Place

When school is out, science is in! Hurry and sign up now for February's School's Out Edventures.

A Field of Firsts
Monday, Feb. 17
During this African American History Month, explore inventors,
construct a clock, compute and code, all while being inspired to create your own STEM-vention.

Anatomy-R-Us
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Investigate the ins and outs of the human body as you get hands-on
with goo, guts, and gas.

Prices (per child, per day)
Exploration Place Members: $35
Nonmember: $40

Sign up now!
โžก๏ธ exploration.org/edventures
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
Before and after care available.

Exhibit Madness begins with a mammoth match-up, a whale of a game! ๐Ÿฅถ Discover the Ice Age Exploration Place visitors exp...
01/28/2020
Exploration Place

Exhibit Madness begins with a mammoth match-up, a whale of a game!

๐Ÿฅถ Discover the Ice Age
Exploration Place visitors experienced a frigid environment covered by ice where mammoths, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roamed.

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๐Ÿ‹ Whales/Tohora: Where Whales Journeyโ€ฆPeople Follow
Museum guests took the plunge into the wondrous water world of whales! They listened to whale voices, searched for a giant squid and a crawled through a model of a blue whale heart.

Choose your favorite!
Vote now โœ… exploration.org/exhibits/exhibit-madness

Kansas Kid's Preschool Class, Animal Friends continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This week studen...
01/28/2020
Kansas Kids Preschool Class | Exploration Place

Kansas Kid's Preschool Class, Animal Friends continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This week students will wiggle with worms, live like a butterfly, hang out with spiders and much more.

โžก๏ธ exploration.org/kkpc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620

Kansas Kids Preschool ClassAdventures with your little ones Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required. Itโ€™s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Parents will receive a newslet...

Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors. Experience dyn...
01/27/2020

Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors. Experience dynamic exhibits, live science demos and much more Saturday, Feb. 29 at the 14th Annual Death by Chocolate!

โ˜ ๏ธโŒ๐Ÿซ
Prices (per person, plus tax)
General Admission: $95

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/dbc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
โ„น๏ธ Visit the website to find out more about the ๐Ÿ†• VIP Experience!

It's tournament time! We're celebrating 20 years with Exhibit Madness, the top 20 national traveling exhibits Exploratio...
01/27/2020

It's tournament time! We're celebrating 20 years with Exhibit Madness, the top 20 national traveling exhibits Exploration Place has hosted are going head-to-head leading up to our 20th Birthday Bash. There will be FOUR match-ups this week, beginning tomorrow. Follow along here on our page, vote and help determine the champion!

Dream. Design. Create. Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens THIS Saturday, Feb. 1! Spark curiosity, and endless ...
01/27/2020

Dream. Design. Create. Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens THIS Saturday, Feb. 1! Spark curiosity, and endless innovative thinking with the exhibitโ€™s 18 hands-on challenges. Included with general museum admission, free for members.
๐Ÿ’ญ exploration.org/imaginate

FREE Exploration Place Members' Night
Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Be the first to see Imaginate, catch Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater (showtimes: 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.), and get 20% off in the Explore Store.
๐Ÿ’ก exploration.org/members

01/26/2020
Bullseye!

Take aim at a day of fun with the whole family! Exploration Place hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. All exhibits are included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/prices
โ„น๏ธ Open Monday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Saturday, Feb. 29 to prepare for 14th Annual Death by Chocolate.

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ Calling all prom planners! ๐Ÿ’ƒExploration Place is the perfect venue to celebrate your school's big night. We are booke...
01/26/2020

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ Calling all prom planners! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Exploration Place is the perfect venue to celebrate your school's big night. We are booked up for this year, but dates are still available for 2021.

Book now!
โžก๏ธ exploration.org/rentals
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0642
๐Ÿ“ง [email protected]

Experience the film everyone has been talking about, see Great Bear Rainforest this weekend. ๐Ÿ—“ Today, Saturday, Jan. 25โŒš...
01/25/2020
Great Bear Rainforest | Exploration Place

Experience the film everyone has been talking about, see Great Bear Rainforest this weekend.

๐Ÿ—“ Today, Saturday, Jan. 25
โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

๐Ÿ—“ Sunday, Jan. 26
โŒš๏ธ 1, 2, 3 and 4 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 โžก๏ธ exploration.org/prices

๐ŸŽž exploration.org/dome
๐Ÿป exploration.org/greatbear
๐Ÿ“ข 105.3 the buzz, Radio Kansas

Great Bear Rainforest Bear with us Now playing! Step into one of the wildest places left on earth. Growl with grizzlies, howl with wolves, splash with sea otters and meet the rarest bear in the world - the white spirit bear! Tag along with the people of First Nations, who live among the forest creat...

Volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission. At Exploration Place, volunteers perform a variety of jobs to...
01/24/2020
Volunteer | Exploration Place

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 the museum, visit โžก๏ธ exploration.org/volunteer

VolunteerBe a part of our volunteer team! Volunteers are an integral part of fulfilling our mission. Volunteers at Exploration Place perform a variety of jobs to keep the entire organization on the path to making science fun for everyone! As an Exploration Place Volunteer you will: Participate in ac...

Do the Dome this weekend! See Great Bear Rainforest ๐Ÿป Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon ๐ŸŽธ and Chirpie's Magical Sky ๐ŸฆœFri...
01/23/2020
Show Schedule | Exploration Place

Do the Dome this weekend! See Great Bear Rainforest ๐Ÿป Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon ๐ŸŽธ and Chirpie's Magical Sky ๐Ÿฆœ

Friday, Jan. 24
12:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
1:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป

Saturday, Jan. 25
11:00 a.m. ๐Ÿฆœ
12:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
1:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
2:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
3:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
4:00 p.m. ๐ŸŽธ

Sunday, Jan. 26
1:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
2:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
3:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป
4:00 p.m. ๐Ÿป

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 โžก๏ธ exploration.org/prices

๐ŸŽž exploration.org/dome
๐Ÿ“ข 105.3 the buzz, Radio Kansas

Show Schedule NEW! Digital Dome Theater Technology We have upgraded our dome theaterโ€™s technology. The changes are so compelling you need to see it to believe it! The dome theater is the largest in the state โ€“ with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming Dolby so...

Upcoming Exploration Place hours: Today, Thursday, Jan. 2310 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday, Jan. 2410 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday, Jan. ...
01/23/2020

Upcoming Exploration Place hours:

Today, Thursday, Jan. 23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26
Noon - 5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27
Closed

Tuesday, Jan. 28
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All exhibits are included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/prices

Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors at the 14th Ann...
01/22/2020

Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors at the 14th Annual Death by Chocolate!

Plus
โ€ข Boogie down with music by Annie Up Band.
โ€ข Drink in the bottomless bar featuring signature cocktails, wine and beer.
โ€ข Encounter unforgettable live science demonstrations
โ€ข Bid on dynamic silent auction items.
โ€ข Experience the popular wine and liquor toss.
โ€ข Party like a Choc-Star!

All proceeds go towards Exploration Place's STEM education programs.

โ˜ ๏ธโŒ๐Ÿซ
Prices (per person, plus tax)
General Admission: $95

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/dbc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
โ„น๏ธ Visit the website to find out more about the ๐Ÿ†• VIP Experience!

Dream. Design. Create. Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 1! Spark curiosity, and endless innov...
01/22/2020

Dream. Design. Create. Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 1! Spark curiosity, and endless innovative thinking with the exhibitโ€™s 18 hands-on challenges. Included with general museum admission, free for members.
๐Ÿ’ญ exploration.org/imaginate

FREE Exploration Place Members' Night
Friday, Jan. 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Be the first to see Imaginate, catch Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater (showtimes: 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.), and get 20% off in the Explore Store.
๐Ÿ’ก exploration.org/members

Check out the Wichita Eagle article about our new president, Adam Smith! Meet the new president during Senior Wednesday,...
01/21/2020
New Exploration Place president is an evangelist for the museum โ€” and Wichita

Check out the Wichita Eagle article about our new president, Adam Smith!

Meet the new president during Senior Wednesday, tomorrow, Jan. 22. He will share his vision of the museumโ€™s future and answer your questions.

๐Ÿ“ Kemper Creative Learning Studio
๐Ÿ•œ 1:30 p.m.
๐ŸŽŸ $4 (plus tax)

England native Adam Smith took a circuitous route to become president of Exploration Place.

Kansas Kid's Preschool Class, Animal Friends continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This week studen...
01/21/2020
Kansas Kids Preschool Class | Exploration Place

Kansas Kid's Preschool Class, Animal Friends continues tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This week students will hatch dinosaur eggs, wade into a swamp, pour the ocean into a jar and much more. Advance registration required, for ages 3 - 5.

Prices (per class, per child. Includes one adult)
Exploration Place Members $5
Nonmember $7
โžก๏ธ exploration.org/kkpc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620

Kansas Kids Preschool ClassAdventures with your little ones Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required. Itโ€™s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Parents will receive a newslet...

Today's Magnet Magic School's Out Edventure was a lot of fun! Hurry and sign up now for next month's Edventures.A Field ...
01/20/2020
Exploration Place

Today's Magnet Magic School's Out Edventure was a lot of fun! Hurry and sign up now for next month's Edventures.

A Field of Firsts
Monday, Feb. 17
During this African American History Month, explore inventors,
construct a clock, compute and code, all while being inspired to create your own STEM-vention.

Anatomy-R-Us
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Investigate the ins and outs of the human body as you get hands-on
with goo, guts, and gas.

Prices (per child, per day)
Exploration Place Members: $35
Nonmember: $40

Sign up now!
โžก๏ธ exploration.org/edventures
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
Before and after care available.

Yes, Exploration Place is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours this week are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Satu...
01/19/2020

Yes, Exploration Place is open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours this week are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. All exhibits are included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/prices

Join our team! Full and part-time positions available. Find out more and apply here โžก๏ธ exploration.org/employment
01/19/2020

Join our team! Full and part-time positions available. Find out more and apply here โžก๏ธ exploration.org/employment

The 14th Annual Death by Chocolate is happening Saturday, Feb. 29! Dance, eat and drink to your heart's desire, bid on s...
01/18/2020
Exploration Place

The 14th Annual Death by Chocolate is happening Saturday, Feb. 29! Dance, eat and drink to your heart's desire, bid on sweet auction items, plus MUCH more. All proceeds support our STEM education programs!

โ˜ ๏ธโŒ๐Ÿซ
Prices (per person, plus tax)
General Admission: $95

๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/dbc
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620
โ„น๏ธ Visit the website to find out more about the ๐Ÿ†• VIP Experience!

See the award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater!๐Ÿ—“ Today, Saturday, Jan. 18 โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1, 2 an...
01/18/2020

See the award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest in the Digital Dome Theater!

๐Ÿ—“ Today, Saturday, Jan. 18
โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

๐Ÿ—“ Sunday, Jan. 19
โŒš๏ธ 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

๐Ÿ—“ Monday, Jan. 20
โŒš๏ธ Noon, 1 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 โžก๏ธ exploration.org/prices

๐ŸŽž exploration.org/dome
๐Ÿ“ข 105.3 the buzz, Radio Kansas

Mark your calendars! Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 1. Unleash the power of your mind with ...
01/17/2020
Imaginate | Exploration Place

Mark your calendars! Imaginate | National Traveling Exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 1. Unleash the power of your mind with a variety of dynamic, hands-on activities to spark vast curiosity and innovation. Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

๐Ÿ’ญ exploration.org/imaginate
๐ŸŽŸ๏ธexploration.org/prices

ImaginateDream big! Opens Saturday, Feb. 1 Encounter the collision of two worlds โˆ’ science and art โˆ’ to spark curiosity, creation and innovation. Dare to design new objects using everyday items. Get your gears turning as you craft kinetic sculptures. Tell tales with your heartbeat, direct stop-m...

Tonight's THE night! EP21 doors open at 5:30 p.m. Party like it's 1999! Dance like there is no tomorrow to your favorite...
01/17/2020
EP21 | Exploration Place

Tonight's THE night! EP21 doors open at 5:30 p.m. Party like it's 1999! Dance like there is no tomorrow to your favorite 90s tracks with DJ E. Ignite the new year with Y2K flambรฉ, chill out with liquid nitrogen ice cream, and burn your New Yearโ€™s resolution. Control robots before the world goes dark! Play fun games with Headshots Bar & Grill, WSU Heskett Center and Northwest YMCA. Check out the all-new, award-winning film Great Bear Rainforest in the Dome Theater (showtime: 7:30 p.m.) - all included with general admission! Plus, enjoy mind-blowing beverages from Xclusive Events, and chow down with Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch Food Truck. Welcome the new millennium (we hope!) and celebrate the year 2000 -- when Exploration Place opened.

Prices
Nonmember: $10
Exploration Place Members: FREE

RSVP now!
๐ŸŽŸ exploration.org/EP21
๐Ÿ“ฑ 316-660-0620

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EP21Party like it's 1999 Friday, Jan. 17, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Dance like there is no tomorrow to your favorite 90s tracks with DJ E. Ignite the new year with Y2K flambรฉ, chill out with liquid nitrogen ice cream, and burn your New Yearโ€™s resolution. Plus: Check out the all-new, award-winning film Great ...

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300 N McLean Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

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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 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(316) 660-0600

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

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Comments

Thanks so much for last night's showing of Great Bear Rainforest! Absolutely stunning!
I recommend the special exhibits Exploration Place brings in. My Grandson favors the aviation section, and all interactive and hands-on activities. We enjoy the interesting educational displays.
When will you repair and add more rock to the water feature? Itโ€™s really disappointing not to have this functioning. Itโ€™s my kids favorite thing here!
As a related point, I believe museums should be considered tools of parents and caregivers who have the main responsibility to teach children about life and science. Exploration Place makes parents' jobs easier! On a related point or soapbox, since natural history is based on observation, and no one was around to directly observe lifeโ€™s origins, is it possible that the commonly assumed definition that life arose through unguided natural processes or abiogenesis is incorrect? I respectfully submit this well-researched brochure as an important contribution to the discussion: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/origin-of-life-5-questions/. This info has helped me as a parent to fulfill my responsibility to help my kids understand life, its meaning and context. Exploration Place also helps!
I am impressed at the way in which museums such as Exploration Place are becoming increasingly "hands-on" to help children through STEM, etc. Since staid or static exhibits can be easily and less-expensively duplicated online (e.g., a virtual museum), hands-on would seem to be the future of museums. Granted, people will always enjoy outings, and perhaps the static exhibit in a venerable physical museum will not go away soon (I personally love the smell and ambiance of physical museums; and the bonding time they provide families).
Weโ€™re visiting from Oklahoma and stopped in this afternoon after 4 pm. I ask if weโ€™d have time to make it through all the exhibits & visit the Dome Theater. The clerk said the Dome wasnโ€™t open today so weโ€™d just have the exhibits. Guess what- 50 minutes is not enough time!! Not even close. Frustrating because weโ€™ll get to pay for admission again tomorrow. Weโ€™ve been to other museums that allowed us to use our tickets for the next day but not here. Maybe, donโ€™t sell tickets an hour before close. Other than the unsupervised kids that had taken over a few things, our kids enjoyed the exhibits and most of the unsupervised were picked up a few minutes before close so our kids were able to get a few minutes to play.
We had a lot of fun, but could use improvents. The snack bar was way too expensive, and food was not quality, a bottle of water was 2.50. The gift shop was crammed and unorganized with over priced items, didn't offer any "learning or educational toys". People with disabilities can't visit the upper level game room. Please hire more help with the gift shop, was in line for 30 minutes to get water! The package visits were very confusing, and not all exhibits were available to visit. The lady in the 3D printer place was so sweet, I think her name is Chelsea, she was helping people make cookie cutters. She was fun to talk with! I over heard an employee complaining about picking toys up from floor. The veterinary set up was extremely lacking, but the tornado tunnel was unique! I would give 2 stars, but because of the lady in the metal works, you get a three. For the price, you could do so much better! It was boring and confusing! And way too over priced! ๐Ÿ˜ž
Are you only open on Mondays when the Wichita schools are out of school? A bunch of area schools including Maize are out today so I was excited to take my son thinking you might be open since school was out.
My granddaughters from Oklahoma were visiting so we came to Exploration Place. They had a great time.
Is there a Museum of the Undead event this year?
The new Toytopia exhibit is amazing! We had a blast and never ran out of things to do. Looking forward to visiting several times again while it's still here!
I see that the hate group Kansans for Life is having an event at Exploration Place this month. Will Exploration Place be allowing groups like the KKK or other hate/terrorist groups to hold events there too?