Rock the Dome

2017-12-30 6:30 PM - 2017-12-30 10:30 PM
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

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).

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    Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, bush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and voyage to an unfamiliar world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on Earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the creators of the Broadway show STOMP. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-26 10:30 AM - 2016-03-26 11:00 AM
    An original Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium production: Young children and their caretakers will explore the four seasons with the help of Chirpie, a smart and friendly bird. Chirpie and the children will experience spring rain showers, bask under the summer sun, dodge colorful falling autumn leaves, and more. For ages 2 - 4. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 – 64) $5 Senior (65+) $4 Youth (3 – 11) $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times.
  • 2016-03-26 11:00 AM - 2016-03-26 12:00 PM
    Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-26 12:00 PM - 2016-03-26 1:00 PM
    Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, bush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and voyage to an unfamiliar world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on Earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the creators of the Broadway show STOMP. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-26 1:00 PM - 2016-03-26 2:00 PM
    Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-26 3:00 PM - 2016-03-26 4:00 PM
    Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-26 4:00 PM - 2016-03-26 5:00 PM
    Submerse yourself in dazzling, vivid, psychedelic graphics set to the band’s songs from Dark Side of the Moon. From oversized cash registers towering above you, to dizzying spirals and powerful paisley patterns you’ll swear the theater is moving! Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 – 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 – 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-27 12:30 PM - 2016-03-27 1:00 PM
    An original Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium production: Young children and their caretakers will explore the four seasons with the help of Chirpie, a smart and friendly bird. Chirpie and the children will experience spring rain showers, bask under the summer sun, dodge colorful falling autumn leaves, and more. For ages 2 - 4. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 – 64) $5 Senior (65+) $4 Youth (3 – 11) $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times.
  • 2016-03-27 2:00 PM - 2016-03-27 3:00 PM
    Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, bush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and voyage to an unfamiliar world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on Earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the creators of the Broadway show STOMP. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-03-27 4:00 PM - 2016-03-27 5:00 PM
    Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, bush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and voyage to an unfamiliar world where the closer you look, the more you see. Dive into how reefs are as vital to life on Earth as the rain forests, but are starting to disappear due to population. Produced by the creators of the Broadway show STOMP. Dome Admission Prices Adult (12 - 64)    $5 Senior (65+)       $4 Youth (3 - 11)     $3 2 and Under Free *Per person, per show, tax not included. No general museum admission needed to do the dome. Prices and show times are subject to change without notice. Call 316.660.0600 to confirm daily show times. Member discounts apply.
  • 2016-04-07 5:30 PM - 2016-04-07 8:00 PM
    ALL-NEW Music Series 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy these adult-only evening music events, including special activities and access to all Exploration Place’s exhibits. Thursday, April 7 Featuring School of Rock Wichita Price (per person, per night, plus tax) Member: $12 Nonmember: $15 Coming up: RSVP online here or call 316.660.0620.
  • 2016-04-09 11:00 AM - 2016-04-09 4:00 PM
    Saturday, April 9 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Create electrical circuits to assemble a doodling robot with blinking lights and whizzing motors. Invent and program your own musical instruments! Encounter all this and more with WSU Engineering Students and Wallace Scholars as they guide you to complete these challenges. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2016-04-29 All day
    Create community through art in this 24-hour online charitable fundraiser that benefits local nonprofit arts organizations including Exploration Place. A project by the Wichita Community Foundation.
  • 2016-05-05 5:30 PM - 2016-05-05 8:00 PM
    ALL-NEW Music Series 5:30 - 8 p.m. Enjoy these adult-only evening music events, including special activities and access to all Exploration Place’s exhibits. Thursday, May 5 Featuring Tallgrass Film Association and the film It Might Get Loud Encounter personal stories from three generations of electric guitar legends, The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) and Jack White (The White Stripes), in the documentary It Might Get Loud. Find out how each musician discovered their signature sound, who influences them and watch as they teach and play each other's songs "I Will Follow", "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground", and "In My Time of Dying" together. Price (per person, per night, plus tax) Member: $12 Nonmember: $15 RSVP online here or call 316.660.0620.
  • 2016-06-03 10:00 AM - 2016-06-03 5:00 PM
    Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 11 Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
  • 2016-06-18 All day
    Opens Saturday, June 18 Soar the prehistoric skies with the flying reptiles of the dinosaur world, the pterosaurs. Find out how a creature the size of a giraffe with a wind span similar to a modern day jet plane can fly. Narrated by David Attenborough, the world's leading naturalist. Dome prices apply.
  • 2016-06-18 10:00 AM - 2016-06-18 5:00 PM
    Saturday, June 18 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19 • Noon - 5 p.m. Travel back in time and dare to encounter the national traveling exhibit DINOSAURS IN MOTION. Plus, soar the prehistoric skies with the new Boeing Dome Theater film Flying Monsters. And encounter dinosaur sculptures by artist Phil Brinkley. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2016-06-26 10:00 AM - 2016-06-26 11:30 AM
    Breakfast with Belle Sunday, June 26 10 - 11:30 a.m. For all ages Presented in partnership with Music Theatre Wichita. Be our guest for this exclusive, one-time event! Eat breakfast with the characters from the theatre’s summer production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Invent in the CreatorSpace like Maurice. Read stories with Belle. Build a catapult in the Where Kids Rule exhibit . Kids can also dress up in their favorite Disney costume for a fun photo. Prices Member: $20 Nonmember: $25 Includes breakfast, activities and exhibit admission for one adult and one child. Additional guests: $15 each Click here or call 316.660.0620 to register today.
  • 2016-07-15 7:00 PM - 2016-07-16 8:00 AM
    Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16 7 p.m. - 8 a.m. Ages 7 - 11 Be a paleontologist and sleep under the shadows of the past with the national traveling exhibit DINOSAURS IN MOTION. Take part in five hands-on activities, see the dome film Flying Monsters, nibble on a late night pizza snack and light breakfast. Prices Member: $55 Nonmember: $70
  • 2016-07-30 10:00 AM - 2016-07-30 5:00 PM
    2nd Annual Wichita Mini Maker Faire Saturday, July 30 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, July 31 • Noon - 5 p.m. Presented in partnership with MakeICT Join us for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor. Visit www.makerfairewichita.com for more about how to participate. Thank you radio sponsors: KFDI, T-95, 104.5 The Fox, Classic County 1080AM and Radio Lobo. Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.  Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2016-08-12 7:00 PM - 2016-08-12 10:00 PM
    Friday, Aug. 12 7 - 10 p.m. For adults 21 and older Sip your favorite adult beverage with your new prehistoric friends from the national traveling exhibit DINOSAURS IN MOTION. Take part in fun activities and find out dino facts, such as could these creatures get tipsy. Prices - Member: $12/Nonmember: $15 Includes one drink ticket
  • 2016-08-27 10:00 AM - 2016-08-27 5:00 PM
    Dive into why water is such a precious resource in our state as you examine the inner workings of an aquifer, the newest element in the Exploring Our Only Home gallery. Plus, enjoy special water activities presented by The Water Center, Great Plains Nature Center and more. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 2016-09-16 5:00 PM - 2016-09-16 7:00 PM
    Free admission for adults 21 and older Join us for a relaxing evening with light appetizers, special prizes and fun! Museums on the River are Exploration Place, Wichita Art Museum, Old Cowtown Museum and Mid-America All-Indian Center
  • 2016-09-22 9:00 AM - 2016-09-22 3:30 PM
    Seniors ages 55 and older, along with caretakers, will get free admission and find valuable information from more than 130 vendors. Presented in partnership with the Central Plains Agency on Aging.
  • 2016-09-25 1:00 PM - 2016-09-25 5:00 PM
    Compartiendo Culturas: Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispanic Presented in partnership with K-State Research & Extension, Sedgwick County Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more. Radio sponsor: Radio Lobo Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 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.
  • 2016-10-25 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.
  • 2016-11-11 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
    In the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium Saturday, Nov. 26 - Saturday, Dec. 31 Enjoy this fun family show featuring holiday images and scenes set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets. Dome prices apply.
  • 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.
  • 2016-12-10 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.
  • 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.
  • 2017-01-14 All day
    New Dome Film! Titans of the Ice Age Opens Saturday, Jan. 14 Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice and ruled by giants. Encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals, from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and mammoths. Find out how these magnificent creatures were trapped in tar, preserved in time and are unearthed today.  
  • 2017-01-14 9:30 AM - 2017-01-14 5:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Presented in partnership with Tallgrass Film Association Experience a day full of specially-curated feature and short films for the young and young at heart. Be the first to see Exploration Place’s newest dome film, Titans of the Ice Age. Plus, enjoy hands-on activities and all exhibits.
  • 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.
  • 2017-02-25 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.
  • 2017-04-09 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.
  • 2017-05-14 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.
  • 2017-06-10 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
  • 2017-06-17 12:00 AM - 2017-06-17 12:00 AM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 2017-07-07 12:00 AM - 2017-07-07 12:00 AM
    Kids Night Out - Friday, July 7, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Super Kids, Assemble! Children entering grades 1-5 will engineer ways to defeat villains, concoct creative escapes and meet Exploration Places resident super science hero, STEMtacular. Advance registration required, click here or call 316.660.
  • 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.
  • 2017-08-11 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.
  • 2017-08-21 12:00 AM - 2017-08-21 12:00 AM
    No additional details for this event.
  • 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.
  • 2017-09-24 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.
  • 2017-10-08 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.
  • 2017-10-13 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.
  • 2017-11-11 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.
  • 2017-11-25 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).
  • 2017-12-10 10:00 AM - 2017-12-10 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.