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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.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Saturday, May 4, the National Math Festival takes place in Washington, DC. We’ll be celebrating locally by hosting a day of Geometric Bubble Blowing at Exploration Place!Can you imagine making a square bubble? How about a cubic, spiral, saddle-shaped, wormhole, or parabolic-shaped bubbles? At ourZometool bubble station, everyone from young kids to grown-ups can explore how the principle of “minimal surfaces” makes possible not just round bubbles, but many surprising geometric forms usingdifferently shaped bubble frames. Join the fun! #2019NMF 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.
Fri May 1 0

RiverFlix

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
In a world where most movie screens are confined by walls, one screen IS a wall! Make a cinematic splash during our FREE outdoor film series and experience a film projected on our building, near the main entrance!Before the film, enjoy fun free out door activities, grab a bite from local food trucks and explore the museum's exhibits at discounted prices.Movies will begin after sundown. Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.2019 datesMay 10May 17May 24

Prices

Movie and outdoor activitiesFreeDiscounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)Members: FreeNonmembers (2 years and up): $5
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.
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.
Fri May 1 7

RiverFlix

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
In a world where most movie screens are confined by walls, one screen IS a wall! Make a cinematic splash during our FREE outdoor film series and experience a film projected on our building, near the main entrance!Before the film, enjoy fun free out door activities, grab a bite from local food trucks and explore the museum's exhibits at discounted prices.Movies will begin after sundown. Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.2019 datesMay 10May 17May 24

Prices

Movie and outdoor activitiesFreeDiscounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)Members: FreeNonmembers (2 years and up): $5
Tue May 2 1

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.
Wed May 2 2

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.Cheers to Your Health!May 22Fill your glass with information on juicing and its health benefits. Presented by Austin Dugan, 86 Cold PressLocated 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
Fri May 2 4

RiverFlix

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
In a world where most movie screens are confined by walls, one screen IS a wall! Make a cinematic splash during our FREE outdoor film series and experience a film projected on our building, near the main entrance!Before the film, enjoy fun free out door activities, grab a bite from local food trucks and explore the museum's exhibits at discounted prices.Movies will begin after sundown. Limited seating is available, first come, first served. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair.2019 datesMay 10May 17May 24

Prices

Movie and outdoor activitiesFreeDiscounted indoor exhibit admission (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)Members: FreeNonmembers (2 years and up): $5
Sat May 2 5

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.
Tue May 2 8

Summer Camps

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9 - 11 a.m.Uh-Oh! Messy ScienceMay 28 - May 31Show off your messy science skills, concoct and create gooey experiments using ingredients from around the house.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Ooey Gooey ScienceMay 28 - 31Send your senses into overdrive as you perfect a slimy experiment and test chemical reactions.Member: $105Nonmember: $115TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.High Tech ChemistryMay 28 - 31Using state of the art equipment, break down and create chemical reactions from the inside out.Member: $115Nonmember: $125