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  • Toytopia | Exhibit Closing
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.01.01
    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
    2019.01.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.
    It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Jump into the world of toys and explore the gaming universe. Plus, discover the marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.
     
    January: Live and Let SpyJan. 9: Spy TrainingJan. 16: Investigate!Jan. 23: Top Secret MissionJan. 30: Solving the Crime
    February: Mighty CodersFeb. 6: Robotic SkillsFeb. 13: Coding CrushFeb. 20: Sort It OutFeb. 27: Mega Mazes
     
    March: Storybook Science
    March 6: 'Lil Pigs Construction Co.March 20: A Wolf's Tale
    March 27: Goldilocks: The Big Sleep
     
    April: SeasonsApril 3: Spring ShowersApril 10: Summer SunApril 17: So Unbe-leaf-able!April 24: Snow ShowMay: HabitatsMay 1: Roaring RainforestMay 8: Dusty Dry DesertMay 15: Polar PlungeMay 22: Water Wonders

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.
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  • ICT Clean Streams
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.01.12-2019.12.28
    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 fourth 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
    2019.01.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Accessibility for all

    2nd Sunday of the Month - 10 - 11:30 a.m.For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory processing sensitivitiesDuring this time, you and your child will experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.Our staff has worked with local partners to ready the museum. Based on their feedback, lights, exhibits and noise will be adjusted.A calming area is located in Discovery Room B, near Kansas in Miniature.Please be aware of the following areas in the museum. They may be of concern for your child.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2019.01.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • TOT Tuesday
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    2019.01.15
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center and others.For ages 2 – 5 with adult. TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.01.16
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.
    It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Jump into the world of toys and explore the gaming universe. Plus, discover the marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.
     
    January: Live and Let SpyJan. 9: Spy TrainingJan. 16: Investigate!Jan. 23: Top Secret MissionJan. 30: Solving the Crime
    February: Mighty CodersFeb. 6: Robotic SkillsFeb. 13: Coding CrushFeb. 20: Sort It OutFeb. 27: Mega Mazes
     
    March: Storybook Science
    March 6: 'Lil Pigs Construction Co.March 20: A Wolf's Tale
    March 27: Goldilocks: The Big Sleep
     
    April: SeasonsApril 3: Spring ShowersApril 10: Summer SunApril 17: So Unbe-leaf-able!April 24: Snow ShowMay: HabitatsMay 1: Roaring RainforestMay 8: Dusty Dry DesertMay 15: Polar PlungeMay 22: Water Wonders

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.
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  • EP21
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    2019.01.17
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Sip some science

    All-new adult event seriesThird Thursday of every month, 5:30 to 9 p.m.Enjoy exclusive time in museum exhibits with your favorite adult beverages, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, soak up some knowledge with special presentations, plus much more.
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  • Top Secret: License to Spy Opens
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.01.19
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Uncover the truthNational Traveling Exhibit opens Saturday, Jan. 19Slink through the shadows of mystery! Search exotic locales around the world to gather intelligence on a group of suspects, and build a case to determine the likely culprit. Control hidden cameras, sight-see with spy satellites, peer through the dark with night vision, crack codes, navigate a laser maze and much more!Top Secret: License to Spy is created by SciTech, produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
  • K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2019.01.19
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Meet and greet the brave people and pups from K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas.Included with general museum admission, free for members.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.01.23
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.
    It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Jump into the world of toys and explore the gaming universe. Plus, discover the marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.
     
    January: Live and Let SpyJan. 9: Spy TrainingJan. 16: Investigate!Jan. 23: Top Secret MissionJan. 30: Solving the Crime
    February: Mighty CodersFeb. 6: Robotic SkillsFeb. 13: Coding CrushFeb. 20: Sort It OutFeb. 27: Mega Mazes
     
    March: Storybook Science
    March 6: 'Lil Pigs Construction Co.March 20: A Wolf's Tale
    March 27: Goldilocks: The Big Sleep
     
    April: SeasonsApril 3: Spring ShowersApril 10: Summer SunApril 17: So Unbe-leaf-able!April 24: Snow ShowMay: HabitatsMay 1: Roaring RainforestMay 8: Dusty Dry DesertMay 15: Polar PlungeMay 22: Water Wonders

    Prices

    Member: $5 per child (adult member free)Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)Includes newsletter linked to the month's theme.
  • Senior Wednesday
    1:30 PM-3:00 PM
    2019.01.23
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Learning never stops

    Soak up fascinating knowledge during these informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors.Celebrate KansasJanuary 23Travel through time on Kansas Day to Wichita’s historic Ackerman Island and the Island Park baseball stadium. Presented by Jim Mason, Retired Director of the Great Plains Nature CenterLocated in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio.For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax)For more about Senior Wednesdays go to www.seniorwednesday.org
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.01.30
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.
    It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet. Jump into the world of toys and explore the gaming universe. Plus, discover the marvels of the fall and holiday seasons. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.
     
    January: Live and Let SpyJan. 9: Spy TrainingJan. 16: Investigate!Jan. 23: Top Secret MissionJan. 30: Solving the Crime
    February: Mighty CodersFeb. 6: Robotic SkillsFeb. 13: Coding CrushFeb. 20: Sort It OutFeb. 27: Mega Mazes
     
    March: Storybook Science
    March 6: 'Lil Pigs Construction Co.March 20: A Wolf's Tale
    March 27: Goldilocks: The Big Sleep
     
    April: SeasonsApril 3: Spring ShowersApril 10: Summer SunApril 17: So Unbe-leaf-able!April 24: Snow ShowMay: HabitatsMay 1: Roaring RainforestMay 8: Dusty Dry DesertMay 15: Polar PlungeMay 22: Water Wonders

    Prices

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