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June
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Mon Jun 0 4

Summer Camps

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Art and AirplanesJune 5 - June 8Decorate the inside and outside of aircraft like real aviation designers.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Architecture and AircraftJune 4 - 8Build your own plane with blueprints, brackets and more.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Air Capital Aviation - DesignJune 4 - 8Use professional aviation tools and techniques to create a design for future aircraft.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Get $5 exhibit admission and $2.50 dome theater admission when you wear your Riverfest button.
Sat Jun 0 9

ICT Clean Streams

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Make a splash at the Arkansas River with Wichita Clean Streams the second Saturday of each month. Test water quality and discover different pH levels of local H20.
Wichita Clean Streams was established in 2014 to develop and implement water quality improvement projects in the community that restore and protect the overall health of the river.
In addition to water quality improvement projects, Wichita Cleans Streams provides water quality education to community members through community outreach.
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 Jun 1 1

Summer Camps

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.The Shark FamilyJune 12 - June 15Search the seas and understand the size of the shark family.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Meet the SharksJune 11 - 15Investigate the food, territory and family of one of the ocean’s fiercest predators.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Search and Rescue DronesJune 11 - 15Develop drone-operating skills to search debris and assist in rescue efforts.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
10:30 - 11 a.m.Ages 2 - 5 with adultEnjoy 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.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Mon Jun 1 8

Summer Camps

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Hear Ye! Hear Ye!June 19 - June 22Calling all kings and queens of STEM to arise and learn how science was used in castles and courts.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Storm the CastleJune 18 - 22Design a coat of arms, construct watchtowers, catapults, and defend the castle.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.King of the AppsJune 18 - 22Rule the CPU and develop a new app to share with campmates.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

A close-up of an iconic predator

In the NEWLY UPDATED Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium dive deep into shark inhabited waters. Encounter the great white and its place in society's imagination, fear and reality. Examine the creature's role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Sink through the waters of history, discover the truth behind the myths, hear about real-life shark encounters and more!Members' Night Friday, June 22 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.Admission: FREEEnjoy the exhibits and experience the all-new film, Great White Shark at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. And take part in fun activities, grab a snack at the concession stand and get 20% off in the Explore Store. Seating is first-come, first-served. Not a member? Click here to join!In-kind support provided by
Mon Jun 2 5

Summer Camps

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.Creative ConstructionJune 26 - June 29If you can dream it, you can build it. Form new and exciting building creations.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.In the FactoryJune 25 - 29Take your idea from the drawing board to finished product, while you learn the engineering design process.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Air Capital Aviation- BuildJune 25 - 29Build an aircraft of the future from the ground up using aviation industry methods.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
Wed Jun 2 7

Senior Wednesday

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
1:30 p.m.Admission: $4 (plus tax)Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio  June 27Shark AdaptationsLearn about all the wonderful adaptations sharks have in order to survive the oceans from shallow to deep, all while uncovering some myths too.Presented by Chaille Blount, Exploration PlaceJuly 25Shark AwarenessDive into shark diversity and conservation from a diver’s point of view.Presented by Jennifer Hull, Amber Waves Diving CompanyAugust 22Shark ConservationJoin us as we dive into the perils that face these beautiful creatures as you learn about conservation efforts worldwidePresented by Toni Willis-Jackman, Wichita State UniversitySeptemberNoneOctober 24The History of the Yo-YoFind out why this classic toy has had its ups and downs.Presented by Matt Johnson, American Yo-Yo Association Champ
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet and talk with our neighborhood police officers. Examine their bullet proof vests, helmets and vehicles.