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  • Planet Shark: Predator or Prey | Closing Weekend
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2018.09.01-2018.09.03
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    It's your last chance to sink your teeth into this amazing ‘out of water’ shark experience. Come face-to-face with a great white shark, learn the true impact of the shark fin trade and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.In this one-of-a-kind exhibit you will:
    • Catch a close-up view of full-scale shark models cast from real specimens.
    • Travel back in time 370 million years with rare fossils, plus real shark jaws and teeth.
    • Uncover authentic artifacts.
    • Get hooked on shocking stories of human/shark encounters.
    • Tread the waters of shark anatomy, biology, hunting strategies and sensory systems.
    • Swim through information about satellite tagging programs and conservation efforts.
    • Plus much more!
    Planet Shark: Predator or Prey has been created by Grande Exhibitions.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.09.05-2018.12.19
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Advanced registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Jump into the world of toys and investigate the gaming universe. Plus, discover marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.September: Travel Through Toyland5 - Limitless LEGOs®12 - The Story of Toys19 - Etch and Sketch26 - Toy DesignerOctober: Play the Day3 - Race around the Board10 - Magnet Man17 - Operation Science!24 - Game Engineer31 - Spooktacular StrategiesNovember: Backyard Science7 - Plants14 - Veggies21 - Fruits28 - HarvestDecember: Holiday Wonders5 - Light It Up12 - Holidays Around the World19 - Let It Snow, Let It SnowPricesMember          $5 per child, adult member freeNonmember    $7 per child, includes 1 adult
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  • ICT Clean Streams
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2018.09.08
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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.
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.09.09
    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 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.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.09.12-2018.12.26
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Advanced registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Jump into the world of toys and investigate the gaming universe. Plus, discover marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.September: Travel Through Toyland5 - Limitless LEGOs®12 - The Story of Toys19 - Etch and Sketch26 - Toy DesignerOctober: Play the Day3 - Race around the Board10 - Magnet Man17 - Operation Science!24 - Game Engineer31 - Spooktacular StrategiesNovember: Backyard Science7 - Plants14 - Veggies21 - Fruits28 - HarvestDecember: Holiday Wonders5 - Light It Up12 - Holidays Around the World19 - Let It Snow, Let It SnowPricesMember          $5 per child, adult member freeNonmember    $7 per child, includes 1 adult
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  • Fiesta Hispana
    1:00 PM-6:00 PM
    2018.09.16
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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. Radio Partner: Radio Lobo 106.5
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.09.19-2019.01.02
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Advanced registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Jump into the world of toys and investigate the gaming universe. Plus, discover marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.September: Travel Through Toyland5 - Limitless LEGOs®12 - The Story of Toys19 - Etch and Sketch26 - Toy DesignerOctober: Play the Day3 - Race around the Board10 - Magnet Man17 - Operation Science!24 - Game Engineer31 - Spooktacular StrategiesNovember: Backyard Science7 - Plants14 - Veggies21 - Fruits28 - HarvestDecember: Holiday Wonders5 - Light It Up12 - Holidays Around the World19 - Let It Snow, Let It SnowPricesMember          $5 per child, adult member freeNonmember    $7 per child, includes 1 adult
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  • New Adult Event Series | EP21
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    2018.09.20-2019.01.24
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Sip some science! Enjoy exclusive time at our fun hands-on exhibits while drinking your favorite adult beverages. Grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, soak up some knowledge with special presentations, plus much more!2018 ScheduleAugust 16: SharksSeptember 20: ToysOctober 18: PumpkinsNovember 15: Help the HungryDecember 20: Holiday CheerPricesMembers: FreeNonmembers: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
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  • Toytopia | Opening Weekend
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2018.09.22-2018.09.23
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Play all day long in a world of big toys and big fun! Shake things up with the world’s largest Etch-A-Sketch, tour a life-size doll house, build a fort, and set the high score in the retro video arcade, plus much more!Toytopia is produced by Stage Nine Exhibitions.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2018.09.26-2019.01.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5Advanced registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our world. Jump into the world of toys and investigate the gaming universe. Plus, discover marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.September: Travel Through Toyland5 - Limitless LEGOs®12 - The Story of Toys19 - Etch and Sketch26 - Toy DesignerOctober: Play the Day3 - Race around the Board10 - Magnet Man17 - Operation Science!24 - Game Engineer31 - Spooktacular StrategiesNovember: Backyard Science7 - Plants14 - Veggies21 - Fruits28 - HarvestDecember: Holiday Wonders5 - Light It Up12 - Holidays Around the World19 - Let It Snow, Let It SnowPricesMember          $5 per child, adult member freeNonmember    $7 per child, includes 1 adult
  • Senior Wednesday
    1:30 PM-2:30 PM
    2018.09.26-2019.01.23
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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
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