What's Happening - Calendar

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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.12.04
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.December: Sensory ScienceDec. 4: Can You Hear It?Dec. 11: Can You See It?Dec. 18: Can You Smell It?
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  • Meet Santa
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019.12.07
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas. In the Main Lobby. Free admission.
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.12.08
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Accessibility for all

    2nd Sunday of the Month - 10 - 11:30 a.m.For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory processing sensitivitiesDuring this time, you and your child will experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.Our staff has worked with local partners to ready the museum. Based on their feedback, lights, exhibits and noise will be adjusted.A calming area is located in Discovery Room B, near Kansas in Miniature.Please be aware of the following areas in the museum. They may be of concern for your child.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Society for Creative Anachronisms
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.08
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.12.11
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.December: Sensory ScienceDec. 4: Can You Hear It?Dec. 11: Can You See It?Dec. 18: Can You Smell It?
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  • Meet Santa
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2019.12.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas. In the Main Lobby. Free admission.
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  • TOT Tuesday
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    2019.12.17
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center and others.For ages 2 – 5 with adult. TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.12.18
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.December: Sensory ScienceDec. 4: Can You Hear It?Dec. 11: Can You See It?Dec. 18: Can You Smell It?
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  • Winter Break Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.20
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:The Science of StormsFriday, Dec. 20Uncover ways to protect yourself from unpredictable weather. Experience the force of an EF1 tornado. Build your own anemometer to measure wind speed.
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  • Winter Break Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.23
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Crazy ClimatesMonday, Dec. 23Construct a terrarium, and dig into Earth’s biospheres. Plus test extreme weather conditions, from desert to arctic and more.
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  • Winter Break Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.26
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Fairy Tale ScienceThursday, Dec. 26Huff, puff and blow a house down. Climb braids of hair. Find the truth in fabled stories.
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  • Winter Break Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.27
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Construction ZoneFriday, Dec. 27Engineer boats, support structures, and build bridges. Get your hands dirty testing your designs.
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  • ICT Clean Streams
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.12.28-2020.12.12
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Make a splash at the Arkansas River with Wichita Clean Streams the fourth 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.
  • Rock the Dome
    6:30 PM-11:00 PM
    2019.12.28
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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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  • Winter Break Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.12.30
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Out of This World!Monday, Dec. 30Tour the cosmos, test extraterrestrial terrain, and discover the differences in neighboring planets.
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  • Kansas in Miniature - Holiday Show ENDS
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.12.31
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas in Miniature Holiday ShowSaturday, Nov. 30 - Tuesday, Dec. 31Soak 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.
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