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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.01

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas Kids Preschool ClassWednesdays10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.January: Sensational STEM4          Magnificent Magnetism11        Static and Electricity18        Build It and Break It25        Robots and InventionsFebruary: Discover the Ice Age1          Glaciers and Tar Pits8          Mega Mammals15        Cool it Down22        Staying WarmMarch: Vietnam’s Tet Festival1          Food8          Colors and Clothes15        Fireworks and Friends22        NO CLASS29        Lion Dance and the Year of the RoosterApril: Kansas Creations5          Kansas Mammals (Bison and Other Mammals)12        Bugs and Insects19        Wonderful Weather26        Kansas Nature - Open ExplorationMay: Fun with Food3          What’s Cooking?10        Shapes in Food17        Healthy Food24        Farm to TablePricesMember: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.
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  • Discover the Ice Age - National Traveling Exhibit
    All day
    2017.02.04

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Traveling ExhibitSaturday, Feb. 4 - Sunday, April 30Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Encounter how these animals and humans adapt to this world through life-sized animatronics. Touch real fossils from this time period. Examine cave drawings found throughout Europe.Discover the Ice Age is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.04

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vietnamese Language Class
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.04

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Vietnamese Language ClassesAges 5 and olderSaturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.February 4 - April 22Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.05

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.02.05

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
     Vatavian FightersSundays in January - MarchNoon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2017.02.06

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place Hours*Monday: CLOSEDTuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*Closed on Mondays starting September 14. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 & 26, Jan. 2 & 16 and Feb. 20.Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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  • Children’s Spanish Program
    10:15 AM-10:35 AM
    2017.02.08

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Children’s Spanish ProgramAdult 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.February 8March 8April 12May 10
  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.08

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas Kids Preschool ClassWednesdays10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.January: Sensational STEM4          Magnificent Magnetism11        Static and Electricity18        Build It and Break It25        Robots and InventionsFebruary: Discover the Ice Age1          Glaciers and Tar Pits8          Mega Mammals15        Cool it Down22        Staying WarmMarch: Vietnam’s Tet Festival1          Food8          Colors and Clothes15        Fireworks and Friends22        NO CLASS29        Lion Dance and the Year of the RoosterApril: Kansas Creations5          Kansas Mammals (Bison and Other Mammals)12        Bugs and Insects19        Wonderful Weather26        Kansas Nature - Open ExplorationMay: Fun with Food3          What’s Cooking?10        Shapes in Food17        Healthy Food24        Farm to TablePricesMember: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.
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  • Vietnamese Language Class
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.11

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Vietnamese Language ClassesAges 5 and olderSaturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.February 4 - April 22Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.11

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.12

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Sensory Friendly Fun2nd Sunday of each month10 - 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.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.12

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.02.12

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
     Vatavian FightersSundays in January - MarchNoon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2017.02.13

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place Hours*Monday: CLOSEDTuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*Closed on Mondays starting September 14. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 & 26, Jan. 2 & 16 and Feb. 20.Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.15

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas Kids Preschool ClassWednesdays10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.January: Sensational STEM4          Magnificent Magnetism11        Static and Electricity18        Build It and Break It25        Robots and InventionsFebruary: Discover the Ice Age1          Glaciers and Tar Pits8          Mega Mammals15        Cool it Down22        Staying WarmMarch: Vietnam’s Tet Festival1          Food8          Colors and Clothes15        Fireworks and Friends22        NO CLASS29        Lion Dance and the Year of the RoosterApril: Kansas Creations5          Kansas Mammals (Bison and Other Mammals)12        Bugs and Insects19        Wonderful Weather26        Kansas Nature - Open ExplorationMay: Fun with Food3          What’s Cooking?10        Shapes in Food17        Healthy Food24        Farm to TablePricesMember: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.
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  • Vietnamese Language Class
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.18

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Vietnamese Language ClassesAges 5 and olderSaturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.February 4 - April 22Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.18

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.19

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.02.19

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
     Vatavian FightersSundays in January - MarchNoon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • OPEN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    All day
    2017.02.20

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
  • School's Out Edventures
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2017.02.20

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    School’s Out Edventures9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Grades K - 5Voyage to Vietnam: Food, Clothes and GamesMonday, Feb. 20Recreate the Tet Festival with traditional Vietnamese clothing, five fruits and games “Crossing the Bamboo Bridge” and “Ball and Hoop Toss.”Edventure Prices (per day)Member: $30Nonmember: $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5
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  • School's Out Edventures
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2017.02.21

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    School’s Out Edventures9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Grades K - 5Voyage to Vietnam: The Tet FestivalTuesday, Feb. 21Encounter the inner workings of Vietnam’s most important celebration. Learn a lion dance. Discover how to create fireworks.Edventure Prices (per day)Member: $30Nonmember: $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5
  • TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup
    10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    2017.02.21

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup3rd Tuesday of each month10:30 - 11 a.m.Ages 2 - 5 with adultEnjoy early childhood educational experiences.January 17 - Underground WaterFebruary 21 - VietnamMarch 21 - Ice AgeApril 18 - VietnamMay 16 - Kansas
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.22

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas Kids Preschool ClassWednesdays10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.January: Sensational STEM4          Magnificent Magnetism11        Static and Electricity18        Build It and Break It25        Robots and InventionsFebruary: Discover the Ice Age1          Glaciers and Tar Pits8          Mega Mammals15        Cool it Down22        Staying WarmMarch: Vietnam’s Tet Festival1          Food8          Colors and Clothes15        Fireworks and Friends22        NO CLASS29        Lion Dance and the Year of the RoosterApril: Kansas Creations5          Kansas Mammals (Bison and Other Mammals)12        Bugs and Insects19        Wonderful Weather26        Kansas Nature - Open ExplorationMay: Fun with Food3          What’s Cooking?10        Shapes in Food17        Healthy Food24        Farm to TablePricesMember: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.
  • Senior Wednesday
    12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.22

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Senior Wednesday1:30 p.m.Admission: $4 (plus tax)Located in the Kemper Creative Learning StudioVietnam Ceremonial CustomsFebruary 22Explore Vietnam's rich wedding customs through video, clothing, artifacts and live interactions.Vietnamese CuisineMarch 22Make your own spring roll with our Vietnamese volunteers.Fossils of the Pleistocene EpochApril 26Meet Dr. David Hughes (WSU) and encounter Kansas fossils from the ice age.Kansas Weather WondersMay 24Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.
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  • CLOSING AT 2 P.M.
    All day
    2017.02.25

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 to prepare for our 11th annual Death by Chocolate.
  • Vietnamese Language Class
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.02.25

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Vietnamese Language ClassesAges 5 and olderSaturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.February 4 - April 22Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.25

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • 11th Death by Chocolate
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    2017.02.25

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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 NeededWe 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 PartyAsk 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.

  • More events
    • CLOSING AT 2 P.M.
      All day
      2017.02.25

      Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States

      Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States
      Exploration Place will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 to prepare for our 11th annual Death by Chocolate.
    • Vietnamese Language Class
      11:00 AM-11:30 AM
      2017.02.25

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Vietnamese Language ClassesAges 5 and olderSaturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.February 4 - April 22Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
    • National Children’s Dental Health Month
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      2017.02.25

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
    • 11th Death by Chocolate
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      2017.02.25

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      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 NeededWe 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 PartyAsk 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.

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  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2017.02.26

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Children’s Dental Health Monthfeaturing Wichita State University, Department of Dental HygieneWeekends in FebruarySaturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Sundays, Noon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2017.02.26

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
     Vatavian FightersSundays in January - MarchNoon - 3 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2017.02.27

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States

    Exploration Place, North Mc Lean Boulevard, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place Hours*Monday: CLOSEDTuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.*Closed on Mondays starting September 14. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 & 26, Jan. 2 & 16 and Feb. 20.Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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