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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We're counting down the days to summer! ☀Get excited with us, and start planning a summer full of interactive learning a...
05/01/2021

We're counting down the days to summer! ☀

Get excited with us, and start planning a summer full of interactive learning and FUN with three types of camps available at Exploration Place.

Choose In-Person Camps at Exploration Place, Camp in a Box combining hands-on activities and virtual interaction, or new Digital Discovery Camps using Zoom plus graduated apps and coding languages.

Get all the detail ➡ https://bit.ly/2P6Gs0C

#SummerBreak #SummerCamp #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

We're counting down the days to summer! ☀

Get excited with us, and start planning a summer full of interactive learning and FUN with three types of camps available at Exploration Place.

Choose In-Person Camps at Exploration Place, Camp in a Box combining hands-on activities and virtual interaction, or new Digital Discovery Camps using Zoom plus graduated apps and coding languages.

Get all the detail ➡ https://bit.ly/2P6Gs0C

#SummerBreak #SummerCamp #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

Our favorite place to explore, imagine, and discover. ✨Do you remember how old you were when you first came to visit Exp...
04/30/2021

Our favorite place to explore, imagine, and discover. ✨
Do you remember how old you were when you first came to visit Exploration Place?

#FridayFeature #WichitaFamily #VisitWichita
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Our favorite place to explore, imagine, and discover. ✨
Do you remember how old you were when you first came to visit Exploration Place?

#FridayFeature #WichitaFamily #VisitWichita
📷: IG carlitos-way1994

04/29/2021
The Tech that Made the Big Screen POP in the 90s!

Did you ever have a big-screen TV back in the day?
The Tech that Made the Big Screen POP in the 90s! 🤩

These big screen TV's helped shape pop culture as we know it, and after finding one during some spring cleaning at Exploration Place, we had to get an inside look!

Follow along as we take a trip back in tech time, and be sure to pop over to Exploration Place to experience POPnology: From SciFi to Wifi before its departure on Sunday, May 2! ⏲

Details ➡ https://bit.ly/2O3C0ip

#WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace #ScienceMuseum

Take a break from work and get in on this week's #WhatIsItWednesday, you may even find this item at your office desk. Ea...
04/28/2021

Take a break from work and get in on this week's #WhatIsItWednesday, you may even find this item at your office desk.

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Helps keep paperwork organized
What do you think this is a photo of❓
#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

Take a break from work and get in on this week's #WhatIsItWednesday, you may even find this item at your office desk.

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Helps keep paperwork organized
What do you think this is a photo of❓
#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

Mrs. Frizzle said, "Let's get out there and explore," and that's exactly what the students from Harper Elementary did. 🚌...
04/27/2021

Mrs. Frizzle said, "Let's get out there and explore," and that's exactly what the students from Harper Elementary did. 🚌

We are now accepting reservations for spring and summer field trips! 🙌

Check out our field trip options and choose the one that best suits your class for a field trip they'll remember for years to come!
https://bit.ly/3ux2YyN

#LearningIsFun #VisitWichita #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

Mrs. Frizzle said, "Let's get out there and explore," and that's exactly what the students from Harper Elementary did. 🚌

We are now accepting reservations for spring and summer field trips! 🙌

Check out our field trip options and choose the one that best suits your class for a field trip they'll remember for years to come!
https://bit.ly/3ux2YyN

#LearningIsFun #VisitWichita #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! 📽What was the last science show you caught in the Digital Dome Theater?This month’s...
04/26/2021

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! 📽
What was the last science show you caught in the Digital Dome Theater?

This month’s featured Dome shows are Turtle Odyssey and Animalopolis.
Check the out before your next visit! 👀 https://bit.ly/3j8eoo8

#ScienceShows #VisitWichita

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! 📽
What was the last science show you caught in the Digital Dome Theater?

This month’s featured Dome shows are Turtle Odyssey and Animalopolis.
Check the out before your next visit! 👀 https://bit.ly/3j8eoo8

#ScienceShows #VisitWichita

Are you and your kiddo a little PAW Patrol obsessed? 😅If so, mark your calendar because starting May 15th, you can join ...
04/24/2021

Are you and your kiddo a little PAW Patrol obsessed? 😅

If so, mark your calendar because starting May 15th, you can join the team and work alongside your favorite characters to save the day at Exploration Place!

Grab your Pup Pack and join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky and Zuma in helping the citizens of Adventure Bay, just like in the hit TV show, PAW Patrol.

Keep a watchful eye on the town from Lookout Tower, race to the rescue in the PAW Patroller, work together to complete missions on land, sea and air, plus much more.

It is going to be a paw-tastic time! 🐾 https://bit.ly/3dsrZoZ

#WichitaEvents #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

Are you and your kiddo a little PAW Patrol obsessed? 😅

If so, mark your calendar because starting May 15th, you can join the team and work alongside your favorite characters to save the day at Exploration Place!

Grab your Pup Pack and join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky and Zuma in helping the citizens of Adventure Bay, just like in the hit TV show, PAW Patrol.

Keep a watchful eye on the town from Lookout Tower, race to the rescue in the PAW Patroller, work together to complete missions on land, sea and air, plus much more.

It is going to be a paw-tastic time! 🐾 https://bit.ly/3dsrZoZ

#WichitaEvents #WichitaFamily #ExplorationPlace

Will the wind blow you to Exploration Place for a day of learning and fun this weekend? 🌬Don't forget to step inside of ...
04/23/2021

Will the wind blow you to Exploration Place for a day of learning and fun this weekend? 🌬

Don't forget to step inside of the wind tunnel for an experience that will, well, blow you away. 😅

Be sure to tag #ExplorationPlace with pictures from your visit for a chance to be featured! 📸

(https://bit.ly/3q24Ygz)
#FridayFeature #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum #WindTunnel
📷: IG @beardpapaswife

Will the wind blow you to Exploration Place for a day of learning and fun this weekend? 🌬

Don't forget to step inside of the wind tunnel for an experience that will, well, blow you away. 😅

Be sure to tag #ExplorationPlace with pictures from your visit for a chance to be featured! 📸

(https://bit.ly/3q24Ygz)
#FridayFeature #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum #WindTunnel
📷: IG @beardpapaswife

04/22/2021
Build your very own Earth Day Terrarium!

Celebrate #EarthDay by building your very own terrarium! 🌱

Join Exploration Place educator, Victoria as she shows us how to build a terrarium that models all of the Earth's spheres. Happy Earth Day! 🌎

How are you celebrating?

#EarthDay #Terrarium #ScienceActivities #ExplorationPlace

This week's #WhatIsItWednesday is going to force you to go back in time, to when you were a child. 👀Each week, we'll sha...
04/21/2021

This week's #WhatIsItWednesday is going to force you to go back in time, to when you were a child. 👀

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Vroom vroom

What do you think this is a photo of❓

#ExplorationPlace #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily

This week's #WhatIsItWednesday is going to force you to go back in time, to when you were a child. 👀

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Vroom vroom

What do you think this is a photo of❓

#ExplorationPlace #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily

Have you already submitted an application for your kiddo? There are only a few more days to get your application in! ⏲ (...
04/20/2021
Summer Camp Scholarships - Exploration Place

Have you already submitted an application for your kiddo? There are only a few more days to get your application in! ⏲ (Deadline for submissions is April 24.)

Make science part of your kids’ summer. We are proud to announce 144 needs-based camp scholarships, the largest opportunity in our history. Apply now for In-Person and Digital Discovery Camps at exploration.org/scholarships.

#WichitaFamily Visit Wichita #LoveWichita #ScienceMuseum #ExplorationPlace

To help make summer camp as accessible as possible, Exploration Place has created the biggest scholarship opportunity in its history. 144 scholarships are available for students ages 6-13 to attend […]

Today NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on anot...
04/19/2021
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Today NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet.

Learn all the details about this history-making mission today!
https://go.nasa.gov/3anMQI4

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory #ScienceNews #Ingenuity

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NA...

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."-Charles M. SchulzDrop the name of your all-tim...
04/17/2021

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
-Charles M. Schulz

Drop the name of your all-time favorite chocolate treat to indulge in. 🍫
Oh, and make sure you purchase your tickets for this year's 15ht Annual Death By Chocolate to enjoy an 80s themed event full of sweet and savory treats, while benefiting STEM education!

Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3vMHUFL
#SaturdaySweets #WichitaEvents #WichitaFamily
Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."
-Charles M. Schulz

Drop the name of your all-time favorite chocolate treat to indulge in. 🍫
Oh, and make sure you purchase your tickets for this year's 15ht Annual Death By Chocolate to enjoy an 80s themed event full of sweet and savory treats, while benefiting STEM education!

Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3vMHUFL
#SaturdaySweets #WichitaEvents #WichitaFamily
Death by Chocolate at Exploration Place

One of our visitors sent us this school assignment from their happy explorer. 😍How old was your kiddo on their first vis...
04/16/2021

One of our visitors sent us this school assignment from their happy explorer. 😍

How old was your kiddo on their first visit to Exploration Place?

#FridayFeels #ExplorationPlace

One of our visitors sent us this school assignment from their happy explorer. 😍

How old was your kiddo on their first visit to Exploration Place?

#FridayFeels #ExplorationPlace

#DidYouKnow #WichitaHistory
04/16/2021

#DidYouKnow #WichitaHistory

#OTD in 1943, the first production model Boeing B-29 rolled out of the Wichita, KS, plant. Eventually, nearly 4,000 would be built by four plants across the country. Only two still fly today.

We're going on a field trip! 🙌 Oh the nostalgia. Do you remember how excited you would get when you found out your class...
04/15/2021

We're going on a field trip! 🙌 Oh the nostalgia. Do you remember how excited you would get when you found out your class was going on a field trip?

Make your kiddo's next field trip experience one for the books at Exploration Place. We are now booking Spring and Summer field trips.
Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3ux2YyN

#WichitaFamily #FieldTrip

We're going on a field trip! 🙌 Oh the nostalgia. Do you remember how excited you would get when you found out your class was going on a field trip?

Make your kiddo's next field trip experience one for the books at Exploration Place. We are now booking Spring and Summer field trips.
Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3ux2YyN

#WichitaFamily #FieldTrip

We've been keeping this week's #WhatIsItWednesday bottled up for awhile. 🍷 It's a tough one, so we've included two up-cl...
04/14/2021

We've been keeping this week's #WhatIsItWednesday bottled up for awhile. 🍷 It's a tough one, so we've included two up-close shots for you! 👀

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Quercus suber

What do you think this is a photo of❓
#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

We've been keeping this week's #WhatIsItWednesday bottled up for awhile. 🍷 It's a tough one, so we've included two up-close shots for you! 👀

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU to guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: Quercus suber

What do you think this is a photo of❓
#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

Have you heard about the newest traveling exhibit to set up shop at Exploration Place? Join us as we shift our perspecti...
04/13/2021

Have you heard about the newest traveling exhibit to set up shop at Exploration Place?

Join us as we shift our perspective on the world, look eye to eye with sky scrapers, and soar beyond above the horizon with Wichita’s Drone-tography in this all-new, uniquely Kansas exhibit. 👀

Gaze upon photos captured through the heightened lens of Jeremy Miller, who saw the potential to show our beautiful city and state in a new light. It all started as a hobby, but soon became much more. 📸

Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3uDMCUW

#LoveWichita #WichitaFamily #Dronetography #TravelingExhibit

Have you heard about the newest traveling exhibit to set up shop at Exploration Place?

Join us as we shift our perspective on the world, look eye to eye with sky scrapers, and soar beyond above the horizon with Wichita’s Drone-tography in this all-new, uniquely Kansas exhibit. 👀

Gaze upon photos captured through the heightened lens of Jeremy Miller, who saw the potential to show our beautiful city and state in a new light. It all started as a hobby, but soon became much more. 📸

Details ➡ https://bit.ly/3uDMCUW

#LoveWichita #WichitaFamily #Dronetography #TravelingExhibit

Talented artist Mary Nguyen recently completed her first mural along Central Ave! The work of art is a homage to some of...
04/12/2021

Talented artist Mary Nguyen recently completed her first mural along Central Ave! The work of art is a homage to some of the Wichita's most iconic features, and one of our nation's most influential leaders.

There are 10 places portrayed in the mural that you can only experience in Wichita... how many can you find?! 👀

📷: IG @mmarynguyenn via IG @ChooseWichita

Talented artist Mary Nguyen recently completed her first mural along Central Ave! The work of art is a homage to some of the Wichita's most iconic features, and one of our nation's most influential leaders.

There are 10 places portrayed in the mural that you can only experience in Wichita... how many can you find?! 👀

📷: IG @mmarynguyenn via IG @ChooseWichita

Dive deeper into science, technology, engineering, and math with classes from Exploration Place. From homeschool to a li...
04/10/2021

Dive deeper into science, technology, engineering, and math with classes from Exploration Place. From homeschool to a little weekend fun, find your STEM-fix here.

Check out our science education offers and pick one that works best for you and your kiddos!
Details ➡ https://bit.ly/2PxB5rA

#STEMEducation #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily

Dive deeper into science, technology, engineering, and math with classes from Exploration Place. From homeschool to a little weekend fun, find your STEM-fix here.

Check out our science education offers and pick one that works best for you and your kiddos!
Details ➡ https://bit.ly/2PxB5rA

#STEMEducation #ScienceMuseum #WichitaFamily

Make science part of your kids’ summer. We are proud to announce 144 needs-based camp scholarships, the largest opportun...
04/09/2021

Make science part of your kids’ summer. We are proud to announce 144 needs-based camp scholarships, the largest opportunity in our history. Apply now for In-Person and Digital Discovery Camps at exploration.org/scholarships.
The deadline for submissions is April 24. ⏲

#WichitaFamily Visit Wichita #LoveWichita

Make science part of your kids’ summer. We are proud to announce 144 needs-based camp scholarships, the largest opportunity in our history. Apply now for In-Person and Digital Discovery Camps at exploration.org/scholarships.
The deadline for submissions is April 24. ⏲

#WichitaFamily Visit Wichita #LoveWichita

04/08/2021
Dissecting Flowers

Spring has sprung, and flowers are blooming! 🌱

Watch as Exploration Place educator Erica teaches us all about the many parts of a flower, and their functions. Use the link below to open a worksheet so you can follow along, and dissect a flower of your own at home! 🌻
(https://bit.ly/3u4mySC)

#ScienceExperiment #Flowers #WichitaFamily

We're excited to see everyone's guesses for this week's #WhatIsItWednesday!Each week, we'll share an image of an item th...
04/07/2021

We're excited to see everyone's guesses for this week's #WhatIsItWednesday!

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: You can find these growing in every U.S. State.

What do you think this is a photo of❓

#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

We're excited to see everyone's guesses for this week's #WhatIsItWednesday!

Each week, we'll share an image of an item that has been magnified 1000x and encourage YOU guess what is pictured! 📷 🔬 ⁣

Hint: You can find these growing in every U.S. State.

What do you think this is a photo of❓

#ExplorationPlace #WichitaFamily #ScienceMuseum

04/06/2021
SPECIAL FEATURE: Animalopolis

🔒 Are you ready to unlock your imagination with the help of animals from across the globe? 🌎 The special feature science show, Animalopolis, is now playing in the dome theater for a limited time!

Come nose to nose with hippos, dance with bears, and summersault with sea lions as we voyage into the exciting world of animals like never before.

See the showing schedule and plan to catch this popular science show during your next visit! 📽 https://bit.ly/3j8eoo8

#ScienceShow #Animalopolis #ScienceMuseum

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 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+13166600600

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Kansas’ Premier Science Center

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.