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  • Genome: Unlocking Life's Code National Traveling Exhibit
    All day
    2016.10.01

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturday, Oct. 1 - Monday, Jan. 2Unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth. Discover what the genome is, its scale, structure and how it plays a role in modern life.Exhibit Highlights

    • Encounter 3-D models of a human genome.
    • Complete puzzles to test your DNA sequencing skills.
    • View real-life stories of patients and clinicians solving medical mysteries.
    • Examine the genomes of five different species and identify what they reveal.

    Genome: Unlocking Life's Code was developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health's National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North.Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

  • Eat Well, Play Well National Traveling Exhibit
    All day
    2016.10.01

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Learn healthy living tips and tricks in fun and interesting ways with this hands-on bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibit.Exhibit Highlights

    • Move to the music and mimic your favorite animal.
    • Visit a mini grocery store and buy ingredients for a balanced meal.
    • Pedal a hand cycle and find out how long it takes to burn calories.
    • Fuel and "race" a car using a variety of breakfast foods.

    EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

  • Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering National Traveling Exhibit
    All day
    2016.10.01

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturday, Oct. 1 - Monday, Jan. 2Discover compelling stories of those who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals – from everyday routines to lifelong dreams.Exhibit Highlights

    • Ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race.
    • Scratch and fade music like a DJ with the wheels of a wheelchair.
    • Design unique solutions to engineering challenges.
    • Type messages, edit photos and watch videos using a hands-free Camera Mouse.

    HUMAN PLUS was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

  • Demos with WSU Dental Hygiene Department
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2016.10.01

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
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    • Genome: Unlocking Life's Code National Traveling Exhibit
      All day
      2016.10.01

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

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Saturday, Oct. 1 - Monday, Jan. 2Unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth. Discover what the genome is, its scale, structure and how it plays a role in modern life.Exhibit Highlights

      • Encounter 3-D models of a human genome.
      • Complete puzzles to test your DNA sequencing skills.
      • View real-life stories of patients and clinicians solving medical mysteries.
      • Examine the genomes of five different species and identify what they reveal.

      Genome: Unlocking Life's Code was developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes for Health's National Human Genome Research Institute in association with Science North.Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

    • Eat Well, Play Well National Traveling Exhibit
      All day
      2016.10.01

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

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Learn healthy living tips and tricks in fun and interesting ways with this hands-on bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibit.Exhibit Highlights

      • Move to the music and mimic your favorite animal.
      • Visit a mini grocery store and buy ingredients for a balanced meal.
      • Pedal a hand cycle and find out how long it takes to burn calories.
      • Fuel and "race" a car using a variety of breakfast foods.

      EAT WELL, PLAY WELL was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

    • Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering National Traveling Exhibit
      All day
      2016.10.01

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

      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Saturday, Oct. 1 - Monday, Jan. 2Discover compelling stories of those who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals – from everyday routines to lifelong dreams.Exhibit Highlights

      • Ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race.
      • Scratch and fade music like a DJ with the wheels of a wheelchair.
      • Design unique solutions to engineering challenges.
      • Type messages, edit photos and watch videos using a hands-free Camera Mouse.

      HUMAN PLUS was created by the New York Hall of Science in partnership with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the Quality of Life Technology Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.Sponsored by The Shaw Family Foundation.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

    • Demos with WSU Dental Hygiene Department
      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      2016.10.01

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

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

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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2016.10.03

    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
    2016.10.05

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Wednesdays starting September 710:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room BAges 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 Friends5          Fur12        Feathers19        Scales26        Marvelous Monsters
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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2016.10.10

    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
    10:10 AM-10:30 AM
    2016.10.12

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4)Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Limit 30. First come, first served. Included in general museum admission, free for members.Wednesdays • 10:10 - 10:30 a.m.

    • June 8
    • July 13
    • August 10
    • September 14
    • October 12
    • November 9
    • December 14
  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2016.10.12

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Wednesdays starting September 710:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room BAges 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 Friends5          Fur12        Feathers19        Scales26        Marvelous Monsters
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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2016.10.17

    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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  • TOT Tuesday
    10:30 AM-3:53 PM
    2016.10.18

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Little Explorers Playgroup3rd Tuesday of the month10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 2 - 5Enjoy 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.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2016.10.19

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Wednesdays starting September 710:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room BAges 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 Friends5          Fur12        Feathers19        Scales26        Marvelous Monsters
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.25

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.26

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2016.10.26

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Wednesdays starting September 710:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Located in Discovery Room BAges 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 Friends5          Fur12        Feathers19        Scales26        Marvelous Monsters
  • Senior Wednesday
    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    2016.10.26

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Tech TalkMeet 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 
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.27

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.28

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.29

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Demos with WSU Dental Hygiene Department
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2016.10.29

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
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  • Holiday Food Drive
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.10.30

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Now - Thursday, Dec. 15Shop 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 - CLOSEDTuesday - Friday: Noon - 5 p.m.Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Demos with WSU Dental Hygiene Department
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2016.10.30

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
  • Society for Creative Anachronisms, Inc.
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2016.10.30

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

    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Masks and costuming.
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