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< 2016 >
November 27 - December 03
  • 27
    27.November.Sunday

    KIM Holiday Show

    All day
    2016.11.27
    Exploration Place
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturday, Nov. 26 - Saturday, 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. Included in general museum admission, free for members.

    Discount Shopping Weekend

    All day
    2016.11.27
    Exploration Place
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27Start your holiday shopping early! Members, get 20% off purchases. If you’re not a member, you still get 10% off. No admission needed to shop the store.

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.11.27
    Exploration Place
    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.
  • 28
    28.November.Monday

    CLOSED

    All day
    2016.11.28
    Exploration Place
    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.
  • 29
    29.November.Tuesday

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.11.29
    Exploration Place
    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.
  • 30
    30.November.Wednesday

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.11.30
    Exploration Place
    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.
  • 01
    01.December.Thursday

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.12.01
    Exploration Place
    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.

    Holiday Shopping Spectacular

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.12.01
    Exploration Place
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Holiday Shopping SpectacularThursdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 2210 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.

    Jingle Mingle

    7:00 PM-11:00 PM
    2016.12.01
    Exploration Place
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Thursday, Dec. 17 - 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.PricesIn advance: $20Day of event: Member: $25/Nonmember: $30This event is for ages 21 and older.
  • 02
    02.December.Friday

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.12.02
    Exploration Place
    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.
  • 03
    03.December.Saturday

    Holiday Food Drive

    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2016.12.03
    Exploration Place
    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.

    Meet Santa!

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    2016.12.03
    Exploration Place
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10Noon - 2 p.m.Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas.In the Main Lobby. Free admission.