Exploration Place

Exploration Place events

  • 2018-04-25 10:30 AM - 2018-04-25 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! April: Fly the Stormy Skies
    • Clouds April 4 or April 6
    • Ice April 11 or April 13
    • Water April 18 or April 20
    • Wind April 25 or April 27

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

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    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 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
  • 2018-04-27 10:30 AM - 2018-04-27 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! April: Fly the Stormy Skies
    • Clouds April 4 or April 6
    • Ice April 11 or April 13
    • Water April 18 or April 20
    • Wind April 25 or April 27

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 2018-05-02 10:30 AM - 2018-05-02 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 2018-05-04 10:30 AM - 2018-05-04 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 2018-05-05 10:00 AM - 2018-05-05 5:00 PM
    Test your skills as you investigate technologies used by emergency crews on land, in the sea and the air. Lift off in a helicopter simulator, escape a burning building, locate a missing person, perform a daring water rescue on a jet-ski, plus much more! Included in general museum admission, free for members. Locally Sponsored by
    The Shaw Family Foundation
    Dr. R. Larry Beamer and Dr. Deborah Haynes
    Dr. Gerald and Doris Nelson
    Hotel at WaterWalk
    Produced by
  • 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.
  • 2018-05-09 10:30 AM - 2018-05-09 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 2018-05-11 10:30 AM - 2018-05-11 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 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
  • 2018-05-13 10:00 AM - 2018-05-13 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.
  • 2018-05-16 10:30 AM - 2018-05-16 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 2018-05-18 10:30 AM - 2018-05-18 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 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 10:30 AM - 2018-05-23 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 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 10:30 AM - 2018-05-25 11:30 AM
    Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world – it’s science for preschoolers! Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what it's like to rescue people in the different elements! May: Playing with Planes
    • No Engines Needed May 2 or May 4
    • Propellers May 9 or May 11
    • Wheels Up May 16 or May 18
    • Wing Shapes May 23 or May 25

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free) Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult) Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.

    Save with These Discounts

    • Save 10% when you sign up for all 4 monthly classes.
    Register Now Please call 316-660-0620 to get your discounts!
  • 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
  • 2018-05-26 10:00 AM - 2018-05-26 5:00 PM
    Experience full-scale shark models cast from real specimens - including a great white shark! Find out about real-world shark attacks and how to avoid them, as well new shark observation methods. Look for more information coming soon! Included in general museum admission, free for members. Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is produced by Grande Exhibitions
  • 2018-05-29 9:00 AM - 2018-06-01 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Alien Automobiles May 29 - June 1 Discover how driving in outer space is out of this world. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades1-6) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Special 4-Day Camp Sci-Fi Science May 29 - June 1 Experiment with current science fiction concepts and uncover what comes to life. Member: $100 Nonmember: $115 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Special 4-day camp Sci-Fi Tech Toys May 29 - June 1 Bring to life science fiction ideas as you construct tech, gadgets and more. Member: $100 Nonmember: $115
  • 2018-06-04 9:00 AM - 2018-06-08 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Art and Airplanes June 5 - June 8 Decorate the inside and outside of aircraft like real aviation designers. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Architecture and Aircraft June 4 - 8 Build your own plane with blueprints, brackets and more. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Air Capital Aviation - Design June 4 - 8 Use professional aviation tools and techniques to create a design for future aircraft. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-06-10 10:00 AM - 2018-06-10 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.
  • 2018-06-11 9:00 AM - 2018-06-15 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Shark Family June 12 - June 15 Search the seas and understand the size of the shark family. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet the Sharks June 11 - 15 Investigate the food, territory and family of one of the ocean’s fiercest predators. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Search and Rescue Drones June 11 - 15 Develop drone-operating skills to search debris and assist in rescue efforts. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-06-18 9:00 AM - 2018-06-22 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! June 19 - June 22 Calling all kings and queens of STEM to arise and learn how science was used in castles and courts. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Storm the Castle June 18 - 22 Design a coat of arms, construct watchtowers, catapults, and defend the castle. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. King of the Apps June 18 - 22 Rule the CPU and develop a new app to share with campmates. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-06-25 9:00 AM - 2018-06-29 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Creative Construction June 26 - June 29 If you can dream it, you can build it. Form new and exciting building creations. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. In the Factory June 25 - 29 Take your idea from the drawing board to finished product, while you learn the engineering design process. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Air Capital Aviation- Build June 25 - 29 Build an aircraft of the future from the ground up using aviation industry methods. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 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/
  • 2018-07-08 10:00 AM - 2018-07-08 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.
  • 2018-07-09 9:00 AM - 2018-07-13 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. My Body July 10 - July 13 From the top of your head to the tips of your toes and everything in between, test the limits of what your body can do. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Body Detectives July 9 - 13 Follow clues to examine the complex functions of the human body. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Radical Robots July 9 - 13 Construct and program a robo-pal that can assist in daily life challenges. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-07-16 9:00 AM - 2018-07-20 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Little Coders July 17 - July 20 Make a robot move and begin to learn the basics of coding. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Minecraft™ Mania! July 16 - 20 Create your own characters and game fields as you bring Minecraft™ to life. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Coding Craze July 16 - 20 Create scrambled codes and boost your tech troubleshooting skills. In Partnership with NetApp Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-07-23 9:00 AM - 2018-07-27 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Foodie Fun July 24 - July 27 Play your way through the science of food. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Creative Kitchen Chemistry July 23 - 27 Take a pinch of play, add a dash of science and mix in some creativity to make spectacular combinations with ordinary ingredients. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Game Maker July 23 - 27 Link game tech, game boards and game code to create the ultimate tinkering challenge. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-07-30 9:00 AM - 2018-08-03 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Things in the Sky July 31 - August 3 Up, up and away! Assemble flying machines and find out what keeps them in the sky. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pilots and Planes July 30 - August 3 Train to become a pilot, construct an aircraft and ponder the wonder of how planes fly. Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Air Capital Aviation – Fly July 30 - August 3 Chart a course and prepare to take flight while learning how aircraft get off the ground. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-08-06 9:00 AM - 2018-08-10 4:00 PM
    Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten) Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Deep Blue Sea August 7 - 10 Dive deep to detect the marine life that lies below the ocean’s surface. Member: $55 Nonmember: $60 Includes snack Summer Camp (Grades 1-6) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Under the Sea August 6 - 10 Dive into the underwater creatures that fill the seas, experience the wonder of real life mermaids and the science behind how they could survive. In partnership with Music Theatre Wichita’s Production of The Little Mermaid Member: $135 Nonmember: $150 TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Underwater Robotics August 6 - 10 Design, make and maneuver ROVs to compete against campmates in a wet and wild competition.ground. Member: $125 Nonmember: $140
  • 2018-08-12 10:00 AM - 2018-08-12 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.
  • 2018-09-09 10:00 AM - 2018-09-09 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.
  • 2018-10-14 10:00 AM - 2018-10-14 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.
  • 2018-11-11 10:00 AM - 2018-11-11 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.
  • 2018-12-09 10:00 AM - 2018-12-09 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.

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