Kansas Kids Preschool Class

2018-11-07 10:30 AM - 2019-02-20 11:30 AM
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 3 – 5

Advanced registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.

It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Jump into the world of toys and investigate the gaming universe. Plus, discover marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.

September: Travel Through Toyland

5 – Limitless LEGOs®

12 – The Story of Toys

19 – Etch and Sketch

26 – Toy Designer

October: Play the Day

3 – Race around the Board

10 – Magnet Man

17 – Operation Science!

24 – Game Engineer

31 – Spooktacular Strategies

November: Backyard Science

7 – Plants

14 – Veggies

21 – Fruits

28 – Harvest

December: Holiday Wonders

5 – Light It Up

12 – Holidays Around the World

19 – Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Prices

Member          $5 per child, adult member free

Nonmember    $7 per child, includes 1 adult

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    Keeping Nutrition and Exercise Fun Get the latest information and tips on how you can keep eating and exercising fun, as your abilities and needs change. Presented by Joy Sloan, Community Health Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator with Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio  
  • 2016-10-01 11:00 AM - 2016-10-01 2:00 PM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2016-10-02 12:00 PM - 2016-10-02 3:00 PM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2016-10-05 10:30 AM - 2016-10-05 11:30 AM
    Wednesdays starting September 7 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room B Ages 3 - 5 • Advanced registration recommended. It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments. Plus experience a special activity in the exhibits and more. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme. October: Furry Friends 5          Fur 12        Feathers 19        Scales 26        Marvelous Monsters
  • 2016-10-14 7:00 PM - 2016-10-14 11:00 PM
    For adults ages 21 and older Back by popular demand! Transform everything you’ve learned about the walking dead in years past to finally find a cure. Prices In advance: $15 Day of event: Member: $20/Nonmember: $25 Casual or apocalyptic attire encouraged.
  • 2016-10-15 All day
    Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 • Noon - 5 p.m. Talk with model train enthusiasts and see their personal model train collections. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2016-10-23 12:00 PM - 2016-10-23 3:00 PM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2016-10-25 10:00 AM - 2016-10-25 5:00 PM
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15 Shop the store this season and help the Kansas Food Bank too! Please consider donating nonperishable food items. When you bring in at least three items, you’ll save! Nonmembers get 15% off store purchases and members get 20% off. No other discounts apply. Please present items for donation to the Explore Store cashier to obtain discount. Suggested items: canned tuna, chicken, ham and fruits, juice, peanut butter, beans (canned or bagged), bagged rice (one pound), pasta, soup, dry cereal, oatmeal, Bisquick and Hamburger Helper. Our Goal: 250 lbs. Remember, there is no admission needed to shop the store. Store hours: Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • 2016-10-26 1:30 PM - 2016-10-26 2:30 PM
    Tech Talk Meet students in the WSU Human Factors Ergonomic Society. Review their research that aims to make it easier and safer for people to use technology every day. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio  
  • 2016-10-30 1:00 PM - 2016-10-30 4:00 PM
    Masks and costuming.
  • 2016-11-02 10:30 AM - 2016-11-02 11:30 AM
    Wednesdays starting September 7 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room B Ages 3 - 5 • Advanced registration recommended. It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments. Plus experience a special activity in the exhibits and more. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme. November: My Body 2          My Brain 9          My Mouth 16        My Bones 30        My Hands and Feet
  • 2016-11-11 5:30 PM - 2016-11-11 8:30 PM
    Friday, Nov. 11 • 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.                                                                    Saturday, Nov. 12 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.                                                                  Sunday, Nov. 13 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, watch Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students as they create a giant gingerbread house. Prices: Member: $5 / Nonmember: Included in general museum admission.
  • 2016-11-13 11:00 AM - 2016-11-13 5:00 PM
    Friday, Nov. 11 • 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.                                                                    Saturday, Nov. 12 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.                                                                  Sunday, Nov. 13 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, watch Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students as they create a giant gingerbread house. Prices: Member: $5 / Nonmember: Included in general museum admission.
  • 2016-11-26 All day
    Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27 Start your holiday shopping early! Members, get 20% off purchases. If you’re not a member, you still get 10% off. No admission needed to shop the store.
  • 2016-12-01 10:00 AM - 2016-12-01 5:00 PM
    Holiday Shopping Spectacular Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ‘Tis the season to shop! When you shop the Explore Store, choose from merchandise that connects you to science, educational toys and even funky fun. And, ask about how you can catch a snowflake to reveal a special discount - up to 30% off your purchase. Your kids can enjoy the store too, as they DIY their own holiday cards as you shop. We’ll even wrap your gifts! While you wait, warm up with holiday drinks and music or come back to pick up the wrapped gifts (just show your receipt). Remember, there is no admission needed to shop the store.
  • 2016-12-01 7:00 PM - 2016-12-01 11:00 PM
    Thursday, Dec. 1 7 - 11 p.m. Kick back and relax for an evening of adult holiday diversion. Enjoy tasty seasonal drinks and food. Make your own holiday drinks and décor. Wear your best (or worst) holiday attire. And sing along to seasonal tunes by a local a cappella group. Prices In advance: $20 Day of event: Member: $25/Nonmember: $30 This event is for ages 21 and older.
  • 2016-12-03 12:00 PM - 2016-12-03 2:00 PM
    Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10 Noon - 2 p.m. Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas. In the Main Lobby. Free admission.
  • 2016-12-04 12:00 PM - 2016-12-04 3:00 PM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2016-12-07 10:30 AM - 2016-12-07 11:30 AM
    Wednesdays starting September 7 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room B Ages 3 - 5 • Advanced registration recommended. It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Read a story, take part in dramatic play and hands-on science experiments. Plus experience a special activity in the exhibits and more. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme. December: Happy Holidays 7          Winter Wonders 14        Holiday Shapes 21        Colorful Candy 28        Counting Down
  • 2016-12-10 12:00 PM - 2016-12-10 2:00 PM
    Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10 Noon - 2 p.m. Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas. In the Main Lobby. Free admission.
  • 2016-12-11 12:00 PM - 2016-12-11 3:00 PM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2016-12-18 1:00 PM - 2016-12-18 4:00 PM
    Wintertime Traditions
  • 2017-01-07 10:00 AM - 2017-01-07 4:00 PM
    ARRL Kid’s Day - Wichita Amateur Radio Club Saturday, Jan. 7 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-01-08 10:00 AM - 2017-01-08 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month starting Sunday, Jan. 8 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-01-17 10:30 AM - 2017-01-17 11:00 AM
    TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup 3rd Tuesday of each month 10:30 - 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 5 with adult TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members. Dates: July 18 Aug 15 Sept 19 Oct 17 Nov 21 Dec 19
  • 2017-01-25 12:30 PM - 2017-01-25 2:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio Science of Snowflakes January 25 Investigate what makes snowflakes unique and special. Vietnam Ceremonial Customs February 22 Explore Vietnam's rich wedding customs through video, clothing, artifacts and live interactions. Vietnamese Cuisine March 22 Make your own spring roll with our Vietnamese volunteers. Fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch April 26 Meet Dr. David Hughes (WSU) and encounter Kansas fossils from the ice age. Kansas Weather Wonders May 24 Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
  • 2017-02-04 11:00 AM - 2017-02-04 2:00 PM
    National Children’s Dental Health Month featuring Wichita State University, Department of Dental Hygiene Weekends in February Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-02-04 11:00 AM - 2017-02-04 11:30 AM
    Vietnamese Language Classes Ages 5 and older Saturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m. February 4 - April 22 Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-02-12 10:00 AM - 2017-02-12 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-02-17 10:00 AM - 2017-02-17 2:00 PM
    2017 Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair For Grades 4 - 12 Friday, Feb. 17 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Take a look at the innovative fair entries submitted by future scientists and engineers. Parents and teachers, enter your child on our website. Entries are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. Free admission.
  • 2017-02-22 12:30 PM - 2017-02-22 2:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio Vietnam Ceremonial Customs February 22 Explore Vietnam's rich wedding customs through video, clothing, artifacts and live interactions. Vietnamese Cuisine March 22 Make your own spring roll with our Vietnamese volunteers. Fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch April 26 Meet Dr. David Hughes (WSU) and encounter Kansas fossils from the ice age. Kansas Weather Wonders May 24 Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
  • 2017-02-25 7:00 PM - 2017-02-25 9:00 PM
    Indulge in delicious delights for STEM education at Exploration Place's largest fundraiser of the year.
    • Sample delicious chocolates and savory food.
    • Jam to live music and dancing with Annie Up.
    • Enjoy all our exhibits, including the national traveling exhibits Discover the Ice Age and Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival.
    • Experience amazing live science demos, activities, games and more!
    Silent Auction Items Needed We are currently looking for donations to support our silent auction. Examples include one-in-a-lifetime experiences, local business gift certificates, electronics, sporting events, jewelry and more. For more information, please contact Amy Hopper at 316.660.0643 or Amy.Hopper@exploration.org. VIP Party Ask about our Party Within the Party for VIPs. Enjoy a one hour pre-party in secured private area, bar with top shelf liquor and full dinner buffet, exclusive Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates wine/chocolate pairing and after-dinner gourmet coffee tastings. For details, contact Laurie Gregory at 316.660.0602 or Laurie.Gregory@exploration.org. All proceeds from this largest fundraiser of the year support our STEM-based exhibits and programs. Tickets $85 (per person, plus tax) This event is for 21 years or older.
  • 2017-03-12 10:00 AM - 2017-03-12 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-03-22 12:30 PM - 2017-03-22 2:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio Vietnamese Cuisine March 22 Make your own spring roll with our Vietnamese volunteers. Fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch April 26 Meet Dr. David Hughes (WSU) and encounter Kansas fossils from the ice age. Kansas Weather Wonders May 24 Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
  • 2017-04-08 11:00 AM - 2017-04-08 4:00 PM
    Family Engineering Day Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Build a robot that can doodle and create electrical circuits to make blinking lights and whizzing motors. Discover the fun of engineering with WSU Engineering Students and Wallace Scholars, who will guide you to complete these challenges. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-04-08 1:30 PM - 2017-04-08 3:30 PM
    Chivalry for Children Saturday, April 8 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-04-09 10:00 AM - 2017-04-09 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-04-23 9:00 AM - 2017-04-23 2:00 PM
    WSU Human Factors Sunday, April 23 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-05-14 10:00 AM - 2017-05-14 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-05-24 1:30 PM - 2017-05-24 3:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio Kansas Weather Wonders May 24 Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
  • 2017-05-24 1:30 PM - 2017-05-24 3:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio Kansas Weather Wonders May 24 Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
  • 2017-06-10 10:00 AM - 2017-06-10 11:30 AM
    Saturday, June 10 * 10 - 11:30 a.m. All Ages Dress as your favorite hero, meet other famous heroes including Exploration Place's own STEMtacular and enjoy a tasty breakfast! Registration required, details here or call 316-660-0620.
  • 2017-06-11 10:00 AM - 2017-06-11 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month starting Sunday, Jan. 8 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-06-16 12:00 PM - 2017-06-16 5:00 PM
    iHeartRadio Summer of Fun Discount Day - Sunday, July 17 noon - 5 p.m. Guests will receive admission for all Exploration Place exhibits and one Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium dome theater film for just $2.98. iHeartRadio staff will be on hand as well! Exhibit admission includes: - Hall of Heroes, National Traveling Exhibit - Big Mouth - Bridging Art and Science - CreatorSpace - Exploring Flight and Design - Explore Kansas - Kansas in Miniature - Kansas Kids Connect - KEVA - Making a Landmark - MiniGolf - Nano - The Vanishing Cowboy - Where Kids Rule Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium Films Now Playing: - Chirpie's Magical Sky - Totality - Supervolcanoes - Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • 2017-06-28 1:30 PM - 2017-06-28 3:00 PM
    Senior Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio
    The Science of Hero Power June 28 Presented by Southwestern College’s Dr. Pat Ross Some heroes embody fascinating science and engineering phenomena. Investigate these characters and meet some of the lesser known, science-based heroes of the 1960s. American Symbolism: Captain America and Superman July 26 Presented by Darren Defrain Unearth our nation’s identity with Captain America from Marvel Comics and and Superman from DC Comics as ideals. Heroes on the Radio August 23 Become a character you love as you pretend to be one of them on the radio, similar to classic serials you may have heard when you were a child. Graphic Novels September 27 Presented by Darren Defrain Get the scoop about the influences of graphic novels and their important place in historical references and humanity. Villains October 25 A hero is nothing without a villain. Using the same science and engineering as heroes, these nefarious icons use science and engineering for evil instead of good.
  • 2017-07-09 10:00 AM - 2017-07-09 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-07-12 10:15 AM - 2017-07-12 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-07-22 10:00 AM - 2017-07-22 5:00 PM
    Saturday, July 22 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, noon - 5 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Discover and create with Makers and their projects to unleash your inner inventor. Details here: https://wichita.makerfaire.com/
  • 2017-07-23 12:00 PM - 2017-07-23 5:00 PM
    Saturday, July 22 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23, noon - 5 p.m. Join us for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Discover and create with Makers and their projects to unleash your inner inventor. Details here: https://wichita.makerfaire.com/
  • 2017-07-23 12:00 PM - 2017-07-23 3:00 PM
     Vatavian Fighters Sundays, noon - 3 p.m. - July 23 - Oct. 29 - Dec. 3 - Dec. 10 - Dec. 17 Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-07-23 1:00 PM - 2017-07-23 4:00 PM
    Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. - Sunday, July 23, 1 - 4 p.m. (Engineering) - Sunday, Oct. 29, 1- 4 p.m. (General activities) - Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 - 4 p.m. (Medieval scavenger hunt) Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-08-08 10:15 AM - 2017-08-08 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-08-11 12:00 AM - 2017-08-11 12:00 AM
    Capes and Cocktails - Friday, August 11, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. A Super Fun Evening. This adults only event is the perfect opportunity to leave the sidekicks at home! Test superpowers, take part in special activities, see how alcohol can be controlled and get spectacular evening access to Hall of Heroes. For ages 21 and older.
  • 2017-08-13 10:00 AM - 2017-08-13 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-08-20 2:00 PM - 2017-08-20 4:00 PM
    Bunny TNT Sunday, August 20, 2 - 4 p.m Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-08-21 12:00 AM - 2017-08-21 12:00 AM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2017-09-08 10:30 AM - 2017-09-08 11:30 AM
    Kansas Kids Preschool Class Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3 - 5 Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.

    September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

    • Science Heroes Sept. 6 or Sept. 8
    • Tinker Tots Sept. 13 or Sept. 15
    • Giant Leaps Sept. 20 or Sept. 22
    • Capes and Counting Sept. 27  or Sept. 29

    October: Out of This World

    • Earth and the Solar System Oct. 4 or Oct. 6
    • Our Moon Oct. 11 or Oct. 13
    • Sun and Stars Oct. 18 or Oct. 20
    • Rovers, Rockets, and Space Tools Oct. 25 or Oct. 27

    November: Sensory Science

    • Sights Nov. 1 or Nov. 3
    • Sounds Nov. 8 or Nov. 10
    • Touch Nov. 15 or Nov. 17
    • Smell and Taste Nov. 29 or Dec. 1

    December: Things That Go

    • Airplanes and Rockets Dec. 6 or Dec. 8
    • Crawling Critters Dec. 13 or Dec. 15
    • Cars, Trucks, and Trains Dec. 20 or Dec. 22
    • Water Travelers – Boats and Fish Dec. 27 or Dec. 29
     Prices
    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme. Advance registration required.
  • 2017-09-10 10:00 AM - 2017-09-10 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-09-13 10:15 AM - 2017-09-13 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-09-24 12:00 AM - 2017-09-24 12:00 AM
    Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-09-28 9:00 AM - 2017-09-28 3:00 PM
    Senior Expo Thursday, Sept. 28 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. In partnership with the Central Plains Agency on Aging Seniors ages 55 and older, along with their caretakers, will get free admission and find valuable information from more than 130 vendors
  • 2017-10-01 12:00 PM - 2017-10-01 3:00 PM
    National Dental Health Month Weekends in October Saturdays: 11 a.m - 2 p.m., Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.
  • 2017-10-07 11:00 AM - 2017-10-07 2:00 PM
    National Dental Health Month Weekends in October Saturdays: 11 a.m - 2 p.m., Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.
  • 2017-10-08 10:00 AM - 2017-10-08 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-10-11 10:15 AM - 2017-10-11 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-10-13 12:00 AM - 2017-10-13 12:00 AM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2017-10-21 All day
    Saturday, Oct. 21 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Scare up some ghostly fun with activities for the whole family. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and more.   Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-10-29 12:00 PM - 2017-10-29 3:00 PM
     Vatavian Fighters Sundays, noon - 3 p.m. - July 23 - Oct. 29 - Dec. 3 - Dec. 10 - Dec. 17 Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-10-29 1:00 PM - 2017-10-29 4:00 PM
    Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. - Sunday, July 23, 1 - 4 p.m. (Engineering) - Sunday, Oct. 29, 1- 4 p.m. (General activities) - Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 - 4 p.m. (Medieval scavenger hunt) Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-11-11 10:00 AM - 2017-11-12 6:00 PM
    November 11 and 12 Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, watch Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students as they create a giant gingerbread house.  
  • 2017-11-12 10:00 AM - 2017-11-12 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-11-15 10:15 AM - 2017-11-15 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-11-25 6:30 PM - 2017-11-25 10:30 PM
    Saturday, November 25 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For ages 17 and older. Jam to three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here. Admission: $13/all three shows (per night, per person, plus tax).
  • 2017-12-03 12:00 PM - 2017-12-03 3:00 PM
     Vatavian Fighters Sundays, noon - 3 p.m. - July 23 - Oct. 29 - Dec. 3 - Dec. 10 - Dec. 17 Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-12-06 10:15 AM - 2017-12-06 10:35 AM
    Learn Spanish Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4) Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m. Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.
    • July 12
    • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
    • Sept.13
    • Oct. 11
    • Nov. 15
    • Dec. 6
  • 2017-12-17 1:00 PM - 2017-12-17 4:00 PM
    Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. - Sunday, July 23, 1 - 4 p.m. (Engineering) - Sunday, Oct. 29, 1- 4 p.m. (General activities) - Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 - 4 p.m. (Medieval scavenger hunt) Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2017-12-30 6:30 PM - 2017-12-30 10:30 PM
    Saturday, Dec. 30 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For ages 17 and older. Jam to three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here. Admission: $13/all three shows (per night, per person, plus tax).
  • 2018-01-14 10:00 AM - 2018-01-14 11:30 AM
    Sensory Friendly Fun 2nd Sunday of each month 10 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2018-01-24 1:30 PM - 2018-01-24 2:30 PM
    How do you create an aviation exhibit in the Air Capital?  Jan Luth, Exploration Place President will describe the intricacies of creating an exhibit honoring Wichita's rich aviation heritage. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio. For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
  • 2018-01-28 1:00 PM - 2018-01-28 4:00 PM
    The Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. with be at the museum along with Vatavian Fighters.
  • 2018-02-03 11:00 AM - 2018-02-03 2:00 PM
    Observe National Children's Dental Health Month, featuring Wichita State University Department of Dental Hygiene. Weekends in February Saturdays: 11 a.m. -  2 p.m. Sundays: noon - 3 p.m.
  • 2018-02-24 7:00 PM - 2018-02-24 10:00 PM

    Let Your Taste Buds Soar!

    12th Annual Death by Chocolate Saturday, Feb. 24, 7-10 p.m. Indulge in delicious delights for STEM Education. Treat your senses with unlimited sweets and savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors. Boogie the night away with tunes from the popular Annie Up band. Support our science education programs through unique auction items and exciting games. Prices $90 per person (plus tax) Purchase Now Or call 316.660.0620. Party Like a Choc-Star! Ask about the first-class VIP Party within a Party. Enjoy early entry at 6 p.m. and exclusive event benefits. To find out more e-mail Mandy.Fleming@exploration.org. Follow the event: Death by Chocolate Facebook page Death by Chocolate Facebook event Exploration Place TwitterInstagram #DBC12 All proceeds support Exploration Place’s science, technology, engineering and math educational programs, events and exhibits.
  • 2018-02-28 1:30 PM - 2018-02-28 2:30 PM
    Dive deep and fly high with Frank Williams who will discuss the role of a rescue dive team and an air medical team and how they care for people in those situations. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio. For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
  • 2018-03-04 1:00 PM - 2018-03-04 4:00 PM
    The Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. with be at the museum along with Vatavian Fighters.
  • 2018-03-28 1:30 PM - 2018-03-28 2:30 PM
    Discover tips and tools that will help you prevent falls, stay active and independent with this interactive presentation for older adults and caregivers. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio. For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
  • 2018-04-07 12:00 PM - 2018-04-07 4:00 PM
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  • 2018-04-20 6:30 PM - 2018-04-20 8:30 PM
    Friday, May 25, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Make your way through the murky myths and fascinating facts, which have surrounded sharks for centuries and gain a new level of respect for the oceans oldest and most effective predator. Afterward, join us outside for fun, family activities and the showing of Jaws, the last film in our all new outdoor film series, RiverFlix. This is a special event. Regular admission and free passes do not apply. Must show valid membership card or photo ID.
  • 2018-04-21 10:00 AM - 2018-04-21 12:00 PM
    Keep a trained eye on the sky this spring. The National Weather Service is presenting a weather safety class at Exploration Place Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. – noon. Discover the basics of weather threats, ready yourself with the ability to recognize storms, protect your loved ones with severe weather safety tips for novice and season storm spotters. The weather presentation in the dome theater is free; attendees of the weather presentation get $2 off museum admission for that day only (Saturday, April 21, 2018).
  • 2018-04-22 12:00 PM - 2018-04-22 4:00 PM
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  • 2018-04-25 1:30 PM - 2018-04-25 2:30 PM
    Join us in learning how the brave men and women of the sheriff’s department work to track and rescue people after emergencies, accidents and tragedy.  A special tracking dog will also be here to demonstrate some amazing canine skills. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio. For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
  • 2018-05-06 1:00 PM - 2018-05-06 4:00 PM
    The Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc. with be at the museum along with Vatavian Fighters.
  • 2018-05-11 6:30 PM - 2018-05-11 11:00 PM
    Friday, May 11 6:30 pm Midnight Prices Movie and outdoor activities Free Discounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) Members: Free Nonmembers (2 years and up): $5
  • 2018-05-18 6:30 PM - 2018-05-19 12:00 AM
    Friday, May 18 6:30 pm Midnight Prices Movie and outdoor activities Free Discounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) Members: Free Nonmembers (2 years and up): $5
  • 2018-05-23 1:30 PM - 2018-05-23 2:30 PM
    Explore what it takes to man the cockpit of a plane from someone that actually does. Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio. For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
  • 2018-05-25 6:30 PM - 2018-05-25 11:00 PM
    Friday, May 25 6:30 pm Midnight Prices Movie and outdoor activities Free Discounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) Members: Free Nonmembers (2 years and up): $5
  • 2018-06-01 10:00 AM - 2018-06-09 5:00 PM
    Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
  • 2018-06-09 12:00 PM - 2018-06-09 5:00 PM
    Make a splash at the Arkansas River with Wichita Clean Streams the second Saturday of each month. Test water quality and discover different pH levels of local H20.
    Wichita Clean Streams was established in 2014 to develop and implement water quality improvement projects in the community that restore and protect the overall health of the river.
    In addition to water quality improvement projects, Wichita Cleans Streams provides water quality education to community members through community outreach.
  • 2018-06-12 10:30 AM - 2018-12-11 11:00 AM
    10:30 - 11 a.m. Ages 2 - 5 with adult Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center and others. TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2018-06-14 11:30 AM - 2018-06-14 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-06-16 10:00 AM - 2018-06-16 5:00 PM
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  • 2018-06-22 6:00 PM - 2018-06-22 8:30 PM

    A close-up of an iconic predator

    In the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium dive deep into shark inhabited waters. Encounter the great white and its place in society's imagination, fear and reality. Examine the creature's role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Sink through the waters of history, discover the truth behind the myths, hear about real-life shark encounters and more! Members' Night  Friday, June 22 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Admission: FREE Enjoy the exhibits and experience the all-new film, Great White Shark at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. And take part in fun activities, grab a snack at the concession stand and get 20% off in the Explore Store. Seating is first-come, first-served. Not a member? Click here to join! In-kind support provided by
  • 2018-06-27 1:30 PM - 2018-10-24 2:30 PM
    1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax) Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio  June 27 Shark Adaptations Learn about all the wonderful adaptations sharks have in order to survive the oceans from shallow to deep, all while uncovering some myths too. Presented by Chaille Blount, Exploration Place July 25 Shark Awareness Dive into shark diversity and conservation from a diver’s point of view. Presented by Jennifer Hull, Amber Waves Diving Company August 22 Shark Conservation Join us as we dive into the perils that face these beautiful creatures as you learn about conservation efforts worldwide Presented by Toni Willis-Jackman, Wichita State University September None October 24 The History of the Yo-Yo Find out why this classic toy has had its ups and downs. Presented by Matt Johnson, American Yo-Yo Association Champ
  • 2018-06-28 11:30 AM - 2018-06-28 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-07-06 7:00 PM - 2018-07-07 8:00 PM
    Kids Night Out - Friday, July 6, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Party with the sharks! Design and construct a model shark fin, dissect a dogfish shark and determine their diet. Take a swim through the National Traveling Exhibit: Planet Shark: Predator or Prey. Activities begin at 7 p.m., registration and check in ends at 8 p.m. Late night snack provided. Advance registration required. Ages 5-10 http://exploration.org/special-events/kids-night-out/
  • 2018-07-21 10:00 AM - 2018-07-21 2:00 PM
    Meet the brave people and animals of K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas. Pet the rescue dogs and talk with their trainers about the organization's goals and projects.
  • 2018-07-21 10:00 AM - 2018-07-21 5:00 PM
    Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor. Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
  • 2018-07-22 10:00 AM - 2018-07-22 5:00 PM
    Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor. Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
  • 2018-07-24 11:30 AM - 2018-07-24 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-07-29 10:00 AM - 2018-07-29 5:00 PM
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  • 2018-08-14 11:30 AM - 2018-08-14 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-08-16 5:30 PM - 2018-12-20 9:00 PM
    Sip some science! Enjoy exclusive time at our fun hands-on exhibits while drinking your favorite adult beverages. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, soak up some knowledge with special presentations, plus much more! 2018 Schedule August 16: Sharks September 20: Toys October 18: Pumpkins November 15: Help the Hungry December 20: Holiday Cheer Prices Members: Free Nonmembers: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
  • 2018-09-03 11:30 AM - 2018-09-03 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-09-13 5:00 PM - 2018-09-13 7:00 PM
    Join us at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 Museum Bvld., along with Old Cowtown Museum and the Mid-America All-Indian Center for a relaxing evening with light appetizers, special prizes and fun. Prices FREE For adults 21 and over
  • 2018-09-16 1:00 PM - 2018-09-16 6:00 PM
    Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more. Radio Partner: Radio Lobo 106.5
  • 2018-09-25 11:30 AM - 2018-09-25 2:30 PM
    Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
  • 2018-10-06 11:00 AM - 2018-10-28 2:00 PM
    Join the students from the WSU Dental Hygiene program for some hands-on education about how to keep your mouth healthy.
  • 2018-10-20 10:00 AM - 2018-10-20 5:00 PM
    Scare up some ghostly fun with activities for the whole family. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and more.
  • 2018-10-28 10:00 AM - 2018-10-28 5:00 PM
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  • 2018-11-10 10:00 AM - 2018-11-11 5:00 PM
    Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, watch Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students as they create a giant gingerbread house. And enjoy a display of houses created by Mark Arts students.
  • 2018-11-11 11:00 AM - 2018-11-11 5:00 PM
    Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, watch Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students as they create a giant gingerbread house. And enjoy a display of houses created by Mark Arts students.
  • 2018-11-18 2:00 PM - 2018-11-18 4:00 PM
    Bunny TNT Sunday, Nov. 18 2 - 4 p.m. Hang out with some furry friends from Bunny TNT (Training, Nurturing, Therapy) and learn more about these cuddly creatures. Located in WaterWay Hall. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2018-11-24 10:00 AM - 2018-12-31 5:00 PM
    Let It Snow! In the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium Saturday, November 24 - Monday, December 31 Enjoy this fun, family show featuring holiday images and scenes set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets. Dome prices apply.  
  • 2018-11-24 10:00 AM - 2018-12-31 5:00 PM
    Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show Saturday, November 24 - Monday, December 31 Soak up the sights and sounds of the holiday season as this popular exhibit is decked out for a 1950s holiday, complete with a Christmas parade and nostalgic music.
  • 2018-11-24 10:00 AM - 2018-11-25 5:00 PM
    Start your holiday shopping early! Members, get 20% off purchases. If you’re not a member, you still get 10% off. No admission needed to shop the store.  
  • 2018-11-24 6:30 PM - 2018-11-24 11:00 PM
    Immerse yourself with the psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. Rock to the vivid images depicting this iconic band's music from three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the MoonThe Wall and Wish You Were Here.
  • 2018-12-16 10:00 AM - 2018-12-16 5:00 PM
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  • 2018-12-29 6:30 PM - 2018-12-29 11:00 PM
    Immerse yourself with the psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. Rock to the vivid images depicting this iconic band's music from three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the MoonThe Wall and Wish You Were Here.
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