What's Happening - Calendar

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July
Fri Jul 0 6

Kids Night Out

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Kids Night Out - Friday, July 6, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.Party with the sharks! Design and construct a model shark fin, dissect a dogfish shark and determine their diet. Take a swim through the National Traveling Exhibit: Planet Shark: Predator or Prey.Activities begin at 7 p.m., registration and check in ends at 8 p.m. Late night snack provided. Advance registration required. Ages 5-10http://exploration.org/special-events/kids-night-out/
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 Jul 0 9

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.My BodyJuly 10 - July 13From the top of your head to the tips of your toes and everything in between, test the limits of what your body can do.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Body DetectivesJuly 9 - 13Follow clues to examine the complex functions of the human body.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Radical RobotsJuly 9 - 13Construct and program a robo-pal that can assist in daily life challenges.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
Sat Jul 1 4

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.
Mon Jul 1 6

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.Little CodersJuly 17 - July 20Make a robot move and begin to learn the basics of coding.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Minecraft™ Mania!July 16 - 20Create your own characters and game fields as you bring Minecraft™ to life.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Coding CrazeJuly 16 - 20Create scrambled codes and boost your tech troubleshooting skills. In Partnership with NetAppMember: $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
Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor. Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet the brave people and animals of K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas. Pet the rescue dogs and talk with their trainers about the organization's goals and projects.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor. Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Mon Jul 2 3

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.Foodie FunJuly 24 - July 27Play your way through the science of food.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Creative Kitchen ChemistryJuly 23 - 27Take a pinch of play, add a dash of science and mix in some creativity to make spectacular combinations with ordinary ingredients.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Game MakerJuly 23 - 27Link game tech, game boards and game code to create the ultimate tinkering challenge.Member: $125Nonmember: $140
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.
Wed Jul 2 5

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
Mon Jul 3 0

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.Things in the SkyJuly 31 - August 3Up, up and away! Assemble flying machines and find out what keeps them in the sky.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackSummer Camp (Grades 1-6)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Pilots and PlanesJuly 30 - August 3Train to become a pilot, construct an aircraft and ponder the wonder of how planes fly.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 5-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Air Capital Aviation – FlyJuly 30 - August 3Chart a course and prepare to take flight while learning how aircraft get off the ground.Member: $125Nonmember: $140