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September
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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $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

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.

Sun Sep 1 0

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.

Mon Sep 1 1

CLOSED

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 Mondays starting September 11. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. October 23, November 20, December 18 and January 1.

Wed Sep 1 3

Learn Spanish

Exploration Place

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

Learn SpanishAdult 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.

  • July 12
  • August 8* (Class is on a Tuesday)
  • Sept.13
  • Oct. 11
  • Nov. 15
  • Dec. 6

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $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

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.

Mon Sep 1 8

CLOSED

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 Mondays starting September 11. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. October 23, November 20, December 18 and January 1.

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 adultTOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.Dates:July 18Aug 15Sept 19Oct 17Nov 21Dec 19

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $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

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.

Sun Sep 2 4

Fiesta Hispana

Exploration Place

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

Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more.Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Mon Sep 2 5

CLOSED

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 Mondays starting September 11. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Open Mondays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. October 23, November 20, December 18 and January 1.

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $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 Sep 2 7

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 Studio

The Science of Hero PowerJune 28Presented by Southwestern College’s Dr. Pat Ross Some heroes embody fascinating science and engineering phenomena. Investigate these characters and meet some of the lesser known, science-based heroes of the 1960s.American Symbolism: Captain America and SupermanJuly 26Presented by Darren Defrain Unearth our nation’s identity with Captain America from Marvel Comics and and Superman from DC Comics as ideals.Heroes on the RadioAugust 23Become a character you love as you pretend to be one of them on the radio, similar to classic serials you may have heard when you were a child.Graphic NovelsSeptember 27Presented by Darren Defrain Get the scoop about the influences of graphic novels and their important place in historical references and humanity.VillainsOctober 25A hero is nothing without a villain. Using the same science and engineering as heroes, these nefarious icons use science and engineering for evil instead of good.

Thu Sep 2 8

Senior Expo

Exploration Place

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

Senior Expo Thursday, Sept. 28 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.In partnership with the Central Plains Agency on Aging Seniors ages 55 and older, along with their caretakers, will get free admission and find valuable information from more than 130 vendors

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.

September: Mini-Agents of S.T.E.M.

  • Science HeroesSept. 6 or Sept. 8
  • Tinker TotsSept. 13 or Sept. 15
  • Giant LeapsSept. 20 or Sept. 22
  • Capes and CountingSept. 27  or Sept. 29

October: Out of This World

  • Earth and the Solar SystemOct. 4 or Oct. 6
  • Our MoonOct. 11 or Oct. 13
  • Sun and StarsOct. 18 or Oct. 20
  • Rovers, Rockets, and Space ToolsOct. 25 or Oct. 27

November: Sensory Science

  • SightsNov. 1 or Nov. 3
  • SoundsNov. 8 or Nov. 10
  • TouchNov. 15 or Nov. 17
  • Smell and TasteNov. 29 or Dec. 1

December: Things That Go

  • Airplanes and RocketsDec. 6 or Dec. 8
  • Crawling CrittersDec. 13 or Dec. 15
  • Cars, Trucks, and TrainsDec. 20 or Dec. 22
  • Water Travelers – Boats and FishDec. 27 or Dec. 29
 Prices

Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.Advance registration required.

 

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