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Exploration Place
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.
Exploration Place
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.
Sat Jan 1 2

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 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.
Exploration Place
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.
Sun Jan 1 3

Vatavian Fighters

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Tue Jan 1 5

TOT Tuesday

Exploration Place
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.
Exploration Place
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.
Thu Jan 1 7

EP21

Exploration Place
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.
Exploration Place
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.
Exploration Place
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.
Sun Jan 2 0

Vatavian Fighters

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Exploration Place
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.
Wed Jan 2 3

Senior Wednesday

Exploration Place
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
Sun Jan 2 7

Vatavian Fighters

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Exploration Place
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.