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  • OPEN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    All day
    2017.01.02
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
  • Winter Break Edventures
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2017.01.02
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Engineer Your HealthGrades K - 5BioBugs: Get jiggy with genetically engineered bacteria and insects to fight viruses and illness around the world.Winter Break Special PricesPackage A - Choose any nine workshops and save 15%!Package B - Choose any four workshops and save 10%!Edventure Prices (per day)Member .......................................... $30Nonmember ................................... $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.) ............. $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.) .................... $5
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  • Winter Break Edventures
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2017.01.03
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Engineer Your HealthGrades K - 5Crop Creations: Work with the wonders of genetically modified and organic food reactions to see if they are different.Winter Break Special PricesPackage A - Choose any nine workshops and save 15%!Package B - Choose any four workshops and save 10%!Edventure Prices (per day)Member .......................................... $30Nonmember ................................... $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.) ............. $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.) .................... $5 
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2017.01.08
    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 month starting Sunday, Jan. 810 - 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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  • CLOSED
    All day
    2017.01.09
    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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  • New! Titans of the Ice Age
    All day
    2017.01.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    New Dome Film!Titans of the Ice AgeOpens Saturday, Jan. 14Journey to a world lost in time, buried in ice and ruled by giants. Encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals, from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and mammoths. Find out how these magnificent creatures were trapped in tar, preserved in time and are unearthed today. 
  • 5th Annual Smallgrass Film Festival
    9:30 AM-5:00 PM
    2017.01.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017Doors open at 9:30 a.m.Presented in partnership with Tallgrass Film AssociationExperience a day full of specially-curated feature and short films for the young and young at heart. Be the first to see Exploration Place’s newest dome film, Titans of the Ice Age. Plus, enjoy hands-on activities and all exhibits.
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  • OPEN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    All day
    2017.01.16
    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
    2017.01.16
    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 - 5Gadgets and GizmosMonday, Jan. 16Construct your own moving puppet, invent a game with Bloxels™ and build a bristle bot.Edventure Prices (per day)Member: $30Nonmember: $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5
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  • TOT Tuesday: Little Explorers Playgroup
    10:30 AM-11:00 AM
    2017.01.17
    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 adultTOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.Dates:July 18Aug 15Sept 19Oct 17Nov 21Dec 19
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  • Senior Wednesday
    12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    2017.01.25
    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 StudioScience of SnowflakesJanuary 25Investigate what makes snowflakes unique and special.Vietnam 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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  • Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival
    All day
    2017.01.28
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    National Traveling ExhibitSaturday, Jan. 28 - Sunday, April 23Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, dress and food of Vietnamese culture and traditions. Try your hand at the popular game Bau cua ca cop. Dance with a lion mask. Pose for an interactive family photo. Program your own fireworks show.Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival was created by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
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