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.
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Exploration Place - The Sedgwick County Science & Discovery Center

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๐Ÿ“ฃ We need your help! Help us choose our Summer Camps. ๐Ÿ‘‡Each summer, Exploration Place offers 10 weeks of exciting hands-...
02/04/2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ We need your help! Help us choose our Summer Camps. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Each summer, Exploration Place offers 10 weeks of exciting hands-on summer camps for students entering 1st - 8th grade. This year, we would love to know what topics interest you and your child(ren). Each topic has a short description to give you an idea of what activities will be done.

The survey will take about 5-7 minutes to complete. (https://bit.ly/2MRReGj)

#WichitaFamily #VisitWichita #ExplorationPlace #ScienceMuseum #STEMEducation

This #WhatIsItWednesday is going to blow your mind. ๐ŸคฏEach week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified ...
02/03/2021

This #WhatIsItWednesday is going to blow your mind. ๐Ÿคฏ

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ”ฌ โฃ
Hint: Are you taking notes? ๐Ÿ–Š
What do you think this is a photo ofโ“ โฃ

#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

When school is out, our virtual camps are in, and we're taking virtual learning to a whole new level with interactive, h...
02/02/2021

When school is out, our virtual camps are in, and we're taking virtual learning to a whole new level with interactive, hands-on activities! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘

Our popular Camp in a Box virtual classes will be in-session starting on February 15th. ๐Ÿ””

Check out the upcoming experiments, and reserve a spot for your little scientist. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

Details โžก https://bit.ly/3aqD3QS

#WichitaFamily #STEMEducation #ExplorationPlace

"Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Bloop." - #R2D2 ๐Ÿ˜…#MondayMotivation brought to you by R2-D2,  but the real question is, do you kno...
02/01/2021

"Beep Bloop Blop Bleep Bloop." - #R2D2 ๐Ÿ˜…

#MondayMotivation brought to you by R2-D2, but the real question is, do you know what kind of dialect this is called? ๐Ÿ‘‡

See R2-D2, along with other popular sci-fi characters and concepts, at the newest exhibit to come to Exploration Place, POPnology!

Learn More: https://bit.ly/3oIJHI2
#StarWars #ExplorationPlace

01/30/2021
Exploration Place: Our new and improved website!

Did you hear the news? ๐Ÿ“ข

This week, we launched an all-new website! The site has everything you need to plan your day, including exhibit information and show times. โš›๏ธ

Have a look around and tell us if we missed anything. Did you find everything you need? ๐Ÿ‘€

Head on over to Exploration.org and start exploring today! ๐Ÿ’ป

It may be #NationalKansasDay but with POPnology, "we're not in Kansas anymore"! Our all-new exhibit features virtual rea...
01/29/2021

It may be #NationalKansasDay but with POPnology, "we're not in Kansas anymore"! Our all-new exhibit features virtual reality experiences that will take you out of this world, and give you a behind the science look at some of your favorite sci-fi concepts.

Get your tickets today: โฌ‡๏ธ https://bit.ly/38WgUdA

01/29/2021
Kansas Day

To the future!

Today we're celebrating the future and our young guests who will help shape it.

#ToTheStarsKS #KansasDay #visitwichita #ilovewichita

01/28/2021
Delorean Time Machine

If you could hop into the Delorean and travel to any time in the past, 'when' would you travel to? ๐Ÿคฉ
The new POPnology: SciFi to Wifi exhibit opens at Exploration Place today! Join us as we go back to the future, connect circuits and program robots, dive into the realm of virtual reality, examine artistic renderings from the creators of Star Warsโ„ข, Alienโ„ข, Blade Runnerโ„ข, and more!
Details โžก https://bit.ly/3oIJHI2
#ExplorationPlace #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily #VisitWichita

Exploration Place's cover photo
01/28/2021

Exploration Place's cover photo

Exploration Place
01/27/2021

Exploration Place

POP quiz! ๐ŸฟThis week's #WhatIsItWednesday is a tough one.Each week we share an image of an item that has been magnified ...
01/27/2021

POP quiz! ๐ŸฟThis week's #WhatIsItWednesday is a tough one.

Each week we share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU guess what is pictured! ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ”ฌ โฃ

Hint: Think about the name of the new exhibit opening at Exploration Place tomorrow!! ๐Ÿ™Œ Learn More: https://bit.ly/3oIJHI2

#WhatIsItWednesday #ExplorationPlace

01/26/2021
Animalopolis: Now Playing at the Dome Theater

Voyage to the magical world of animals. โœจ

Go nose to nose with hippos, dance with bears and do summersaults with sea lions. Unlock the imagination with animals from across the globe, including cheetahs, lions, crabs and much more!๐Ÿฆ€ ๐Ÿป๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜

Go wild with us and catch a showing of the newest show at the dome theater, Animalopolis!
Learn More: https://bit.ly/3hXWzaS
#ExplorationPlace #DomeTheater

01/26/2021
Xenomorph XX121

If our #MondayMood was a GIF: it would be Xenomorph XX121 from The Alien. ๐Ÿ˜…
Drop a GIF showing us your current #MondayMood. ๐Ÿ‘‡

P.S. POPnology: From SciFi to Wifi opens this Thursday!
Details โžก https://bit.ly/3oIJHI2

#ExplorationPlace #TheAlien #SciFi

01/25/2021
Xenomorph XX121

If our #MondayMood was a GIF: it would be Xenomorph XX121 from The Alien. ๐Ÿ˜…
Drop a GIF showing us your current #MondayMood. ๐Ÿ‘‡

P.S. POPnology: From SciFi to Wifi opens this Thursday!
Come check out some of your favorite SciFi concepts and travel to the future with us at this exciting new exhibit!
Details โžก https://bit.ly/3oIJHI2
#ExplorationPlace #TheAlien #SciFi #VisitWichita #WichitaFamily

01/23/2021
How to Read a Radar

Checking the weather before making your weekend plans? ๐Ÿค“

Grab your kiddo and watch as Jessica shows us how to properly read a weather radar! โ˜€โ˜๐ŸŒจ

#ScienceSaturday

Movie night? ๐ŸŽฅ If you've ever attended a show at the Dome Theatre, you know that it's so much more than that! ๐ŸคฉHave you ...
01/22/2021

Movie night? ๐ŸŽฅ If you've ever attended a show at the Dome Theatre, you know that it's so much more than that! ๐Ÿคฉ

Have you ever joined us for an adventure under the soaring 60-foot screen, immersive 360-degree view, and booming surround sound in the largest Dome Theatre in the state!?
Check out our upcoming schedule: https://bit.ly/3hXWzaS

#ExplorationPlace #VisitWichita #WichitaFamily

Have you attended the annual Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place in years past? ๐Ÿซ What was your favorite part about ...
01/21/2021

Have you attended the annual Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place in years past? ๐Ÿซ What was your favorite part about the event!?๐Ÿ‘‡

Mark your calendar (and get excited ๐Ÿ™Œ) because on May 8th the 15th Annual Death by Chocolate event will be returning! ๐Ÿ“†

Learn More: https://bit.ly/3rW3eXp

#ThrowbackThursday

Today is National #MuseumSelfieDay, and to celebrate Museum Selfies and all of their glory, we've got a chance for you t...
01/20/2021

Today is National #MuseumSelfieDay, and to celebrate Museum Selfies and all of their glory, we've got a chance for you to win your very own piece of film history! ๐ŸŽž

Post your Exploration Place selfies tagging us at @ExplorationPlace, and use the hashtag #MuseumSelfieDay for a chance to be randomly selected to win an actual Film Strip used in theaters. ๐Ÿ“ฝ

Photos must be shared by 11:59pm CST on Friday, January 22. The randomly selected winner will be contacted via a private message on January 24th to claim their prize! ๐Ÿ“ธ
Letโ€™s see those smiling faces at Exploration Place! ๐Ÿ‘‡

(Winners will have a wide variety of film strips to choose from. Please note that we can not guarantee the availability of a specific film strip.)

#ExplorationPlace #MuseumSelfieDay #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily #VisitWichita

Pop into the future with us! ๐Ÿฟ The latest POPnology: From SciFi to WiFi, exhibit will officially open to the public on J...
01/19/2021

Pop into the future with us! ๐Ÿฟ The latest POPnology: From SciFi to WiFi, exhibit will officially open to the public on January 28th, with an exclusive, members-only viewing starting on January 21st! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Not an Exploration Place member? ๐Ÿ‘‡
Become one today to be among the first to experience this, and other new exhibits at Exploration Place.
Details โžก https://bit.ly/39HAoC3

#ExplorationPlace #VisitWichita #WichitaFamily

Will your kiddo be participating in our virtual Camp in a Box this Spring Break? โœOur very own Victoria was live on KAKE...
01/18/2021
Camp In a Box at Exploration Place

Will your kiddo be participating in our virtual Camp in a Box this Spring Break? โœ

Our very own Victoria was live on KAKE-TV unpacking a sneak peek of some the hands on science activities that we'll be experimenting with this spring!

๐Ÿ“น https://bit.ly/35GJrld
Register today! https://bit.ly/2CqMe6l

#ExplorationPlace #SpringBreak #WichitaFamily #VirtualLearning

Looking for something to do today? ๐Ÿ‘€ Fly on over and pay us a visit, we are open until 5pm today! โœˆ๏ธ Tickets: https://bi...
01/18/2021

Looking for something to do today? ๐Ÿ‘€

Fly on over and pay us a visit, we are open until 5pm today! โœˆ๏ธ

Tickets: https://bit.ly/38WgUdA ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

01/16/2021
Donโ€™t Miss the Green Run Hot Fire of NASAโ€™s Moon Rocket

Steps are being taken to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon, and we want to know: what would you pack for a trip to the Moon? ๐ŸŒ•#NasaMoonKit

Want to see the excitement for yourself? ๐Ÿš€ Tune in to NASA TV to see the Green Run Hot Fire of NASAโ€™s Moon Rocket, live coverage of the event will start this Saturday, January 16th at 4:20 ET p.m. ๐ŸŒŸ

Learn More: https://go.nasa.gov/2XJ9qUV
#NasaMoonKit #ScienceNews NASA's Artemis Program

Going into the weekend like... "3, 2, 1 blastoff!" ๐Ÿš€Will you and your little astronomer be joining us for some fun this ...
01/15/2021

Going into the weekend like... "3, 2, 1 blastoff!" ๐Ÿš€

Will you and your little astronomer be joining us for some fun this weekend?

If you've got a space crazed little one, be sure to stop by our Sun, Earth, Universe exhibit for a mind-blowing experience. ๐Ÿคฏ
โžก https://bit.ly/3bfEKTg
#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #VisitWichita

Embrace your inner child and let your creativity run rampant! ๐Ÿง If you and your family love exploring at Exploration Plac...
01/14/2021

Embrace your inner child and let your creativity run rampant! ๐Ÿง 

If you and your family love exploring at Exploration Place, be sure to sign up to get the latest about what's happening at Exploration Place, as well as special offers!
โžก https://bit.ly/3ovuJ8m

#ExplorationPlace

Happy #WhatIsItWednesday! Each week, we will share close-up images and encourage YOU to share your guesses in the commen...
01/13/2021

Happy #WhatIsItWednesday! Each week, we will share close-up images and encourage YOU to share your guesses in the comments down below. ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ”ฌ

This week we are kicking things off with an iconic part of Exploration Place, what do you think this is captured in this photo? ๐Ÿ“ทโ“

Spending a weekend with the family in Wichita? ๐Ÿ™ŒSee why Exploration Place is the perfect spot for an exciting twist on y...
01/12/2021
Have Kids, Will Travel: Weekend in Wichita

Spending a weekend with the family in Wichita? ๐Ÿ™Œ

See why Exploration Place is the perfect spot for an exciting twist on your next family outing.

โžก https://bit.ly/3rZdv58

#WichitaFamily #VisitWichita #ExplorationPlace

Have kids, will travel! DFW-based mama to three crazy girls who love to do and see it all! We love to roadtrip from Arlington, TX, to wherever the road calls us! We are happy to explore, create, sing, dance, travel and enjoy life in Dallas/Fort Worth and beyond!

Just when you thought Kansas couldn't get any cooler... ๐Ÿ˜ŽCome see the whole state in a glance in our Kansas in Miniature...
01/11/2021

Just when you thought Kansas couldn't get any cooler... ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Come see the whole state in a glance in our Kansas in Miniature exhibit, complete with:
โ˜‘ Over 51 animations
โ˜‘125 buildings
โ˜‘ 200 period vehicles
โ˜‘ 1,000 people
โ˜‘ more than 3,000 trees, shrubs and other plantings

It's a sight to behold. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself! ๐Ÿ‘€
โžก https://bit.ly/38axXZ5

Say ahh! ๐Ÿ˜…Our Big Mouth exhibit is sure to have you showing those pearly whites. ๐Ÿ˜ What is one of our exhibits that alwa...
01/09/2021

Say ahh! ๐Ÿ˜…
Our Big Mouth exhibit is sure to have you showing those pearly whites. ๐Ÿ˜
What is one of our exhibits that always makes you smile?

(https://bit.ly/3b7aGcd)
#SaturdaySmiles

Each year we host three national traveling exhibits a year, and who better to help us choose what they should be than......
01/08/2021
Help us choose future traveling exhibits

Each year we host three national traveling exhibits a year, and who better to help us choose what they should be than... YOU? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Click the link below to share your thoughts about which exhibits we should host this year. โžก https://bit.ly/34NSqRv

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

We've called Kansas home since April 1st, 2000... ๐Ÿ˜ฎHow long have you?๐Ÿ‘‡#ThrowbackThursday
01/07/2021

We've called Kansas home since April 1st, 2000... ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
How long have you?๐Ÿ‘‡

#ThrowbackThursday

๐ŸŽค Hey music lovers! Drop the name of a record that you think changed the world! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Rock out with us as we ride a wave of ...
01/06/2021

๐ŸŽค Hey music lovers! Drop the name of a record that you think changed the world! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Rock out with us as we ride a wave of the world's most influential music records! Become a speed-talking DJ, take a stroll down Abbey Road, bang out a beat on the drums and much more at the Rock U exhibit. But don't wait, the curtain closes on this exhibit on January 10th! ๐ŸŽถ

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3o9dUQh

We've got a treat for you this Tuesday! ๐Ÿซ The 15th Annual Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place will be returning on M...
01/05/2021

We've got a treat for you this Tuesday! ๐Ÿซ

The 15th Annual Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place will be returning on May 8th for our largest fundraiser of the year. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Stay tuned for sweet updates, and check out a lineup of what to expect this year.
โžก https://bit.ly/3rW3eXp

#DBC15 #WichitaEvents #WichitaFamily

We love these rooftop views of the Arkansas River! What does your view look like this afternoon?
01/04/2021

We love these rooftop views of the Arkansas River! What does your view look like this afternoon?

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

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

+13166600600

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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.

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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Hereโ€™s the delightful couple from June! Getting ready to officiate a 2nd wedding there this September! Itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’—
Do you still have miniature golf ?
Peak Kids entry video (Mikalyn, Jonathon, Karly) #epSTEMchallenge
#epSTEMchallenge
Hereโ€™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 Ethanโ€™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 Iโ€™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.