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April
Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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

Family Engineering DaySaturday, April 8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.Build a robot that can doodle and create electrical circuits to make blinking lights and whizzing motors. Discover the fun of engineering with WSU Engineering Students and Wallace Scholars, who will guide you to complete these challenges.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Sat Apr 0 8

Chivalry for Children

Exploration Place

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

Chivalry for ChildrenSaturday, April 81:30 - 3:30 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Sun Apr 0 9

Sensory Friendly Fun

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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.April 12May 10

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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

School’s Out Edventures9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Grades K - 5Kansas WeatherFriday, April 14Thunder, lightning and tornadoes, ka-boom! Uncover ways to protect yourself from unpredictable Kansas weather, experience the winds of an F1 tornado and build your own anemometer.Edventure Prices (per day)Member: $30Nonmember: $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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

School’s Out Edventures9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Grades K - 5Kansas Water: Past and PresentMonday, April 17Build an aquifer and a watershed to see how water flows through Kansas. Explore glaciers and their effect on Earth.Edventure Prices (per day)Member: $30Nonmember: $35Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5

Exploration Place

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

Exploration Place

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.

Exploration Place

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

Explore Kansas Opening DayOpens Saturday, April 22Enjoy special activities celebrating new elements in the Explore Kansas exhibit gallery. Details to come.Opening Day10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exploration Place

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.

Sun Apr 2 3

WSU Human Factors

Exploration Place

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

WSU Human FactorsSunday, April 239 a.m. - 2 p.m.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Exploration Place

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.

Wed Apr 2 6

Senior Wednesday

Exploration Place

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 StudioFossils 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.