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  • Women of STEM: A Panel Discussion
    2:30 PM-4:00 PM
    2019.11.03
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    In "Lab Girl," Hope Jahren shares some of her joys and challenges as a woman scientist. This panel discussion is your chance to learn more from local women scientists and engineers about their experiences working in this field. Topics to be discussed include funding of science research, work-life balance, the contributions of women to science, and much more. Panelists include: Dr. Moriah Beck, Associate Professor in the chemistry department at Wichita State University and coordinator of “Expanding Your Horizons” STEM program for teen girls; Jessica Mounts, Exec. Director of Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams; Sarah Unruh, Engineer at PEC (Professional Engineering Consultants); Cindy Hoover, Vice President at Spirit AeroSystems and President of the Wichita Chapter of Society of Women Engineers; and Dr. Kristin Michel, Associate Professor in Vector Biology at Kansas State University. Laurel Zhang, Director of Education at Exploration Place, will facilitate the panel discussion.Q&A will follow the panel discussion. The panel discussion is free. For those who bring their Lab Girl book, museum admission will be discounted by $2 (per person for up to four people in the group).Sunday, November 32:30-4 p.m.Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd.Find out more about the NEA Big Read: Wichita here.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.11.06
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.November: In Out CommunityNov. 6: My BodyNov.13: HelpersNov. 20: Farmers
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  • Gingerbread Village
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.11.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, enjoy houses created by Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students and holiday tunes by The Noteables and Smorgaschords quartet from the college.
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.11.10
    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.
  • Gingerbread Village
    11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.11.10
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Make and take home your own gingerbread house. Plus, enjoy houses created by Butler Community College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts students and holiday tunes by The Noteables and Smorgaschords quartet from the college.
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  • School's Out Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.11.11
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Wacky WeatherMonday, Nov. 11Breeze through the highs and lows of weather patterns. Map out recreations of these meteorological conditions.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.11.13
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.November: In Out CommunityNov. 6: My BodyNov.13: HelpersNov. 20: Farmers
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  • TOT Tuesday
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    2019.11.19
    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
    2019.11.20
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    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. Parents will receive a newsletter linked to the class’s monthly theme.November: In Out CommunityNov. 6: My BodyNov.13: HelpersNov. 20: Farmers
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  • ICT Clean Streams
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.11.23-2020.11.07
    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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  • School's Out Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2019.11.27
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Grades K - 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.When school is out, science is in! Sign up your student now for a day full of STEM activities:Creepy Crawling CrittersWednesday, Nov. 27Weave through the wonder of spiders, investigate insects, and burrow in with underground dwellers. Uncover how these creatures adapt and survive.
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  • Explore Store Discount Shopping Weekend
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.11.30-2019.12.01
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Start your holiday shopping early! Members, get 20% off purchases. If you’re not a member, you still get 10% off. No admission needed to shop the store. 
  • Kansas in Miniature - Holiday Show BEGINS
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.11.30
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Kansas in Miniature Holiday ShowSaturday, Nov. 30 - Tuesday, Dec. 31Soak up the sights and sounds of the holiday season as this popular exhibit is decked out for a 1950s holiday, complete with a Christmas parade and nostalgic music.
  • Rock the Dome
    6:30 PM-11:00 PM
    2019.11.30
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Immerse yourself with the psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd. Rock to the vivid images depicting this iconic band's music from three Pink Floyd Cosmic Light Shows: Dark Side of the MoonThe Wall and Wish You Were Here.