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June
Mon Jun 0 3

Summer Camp

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.Little AviatorsJune 4 - June 7Learn what makes a plane fly and build one of your own. Sponsored by AirbusMember: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fly KidsJune 3 - 7Create, design and develop while pushing the limits of physics with feats of flight.reactions.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Later AviatorJune 3 - 7Use cutting edge technology and engineer a model aircraft worthy of flight.Member: $115Nonmember: $125NEW Travel Camp (Grades 6-9)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Geology RocksJune 3 - 7Celebrate Kansas geology. Dig up fossils. Climb remarkable land forms. Study rocks and minerals all over the region.Member: $180Nonmember: $195
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet the officers of the WPD, try on their equipment and get in their vehicles.
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.
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.
Mon Jun 1 0

Summer Camp

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.Mini Music MakersJune 11 - June 14Discover how instruments are made then build your own and join in the Exploration Place marching band for a performance throughout the museum. In Partnership with Music Theatre Wichita’s production of The Sound of MusicMember: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sounds of ScienceJune 10 - 14Rock out to a custom sound creation and see sound come alive. End camp on a high note with a visit to Music Theatre of Wichita! In Partnership with Music Theatre Wichita’s production of The Sound of MusicMember: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Cyber ComposerJune 10 - 14Amplify sound with simple and complex sound systems to see how sound works.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

Prepare for lift-off

CAPCOM GO! The Apollo StoryDigital Dome Theater and Planetarium FREE members' nightFriday, June 14, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The first human walked on the moon 50 years ago...discover the epic story behind this historic moment which will inspire the next generation of explorers, thinkers and dreamers. Plus, experince the new traveling exhibit The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!®
Showtimes
5:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
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Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Hang out with the Wichita Amateur Radio Club this Saturday! ARRL Kids Day is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

Travel to the moon and back

Opens Saturday, June 153, 2, 1...blast off with the achievements of NASA's Apollo program. Discover the immense challenges that had to be overcome to put the first human on the moon. Strategize with rocket designers, build with engineers, suit up with Apollo's space explorers, and dream of the future.For showtimes, click here.
Mon Jun 1 7

Summer Camp

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.Tinker-TotsJune 18 - June 21Engineer a maze, create a robot and code your invention to navigate through it.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Got Games?June 17 - 21Defend the digital universe while forging new routes through the gaming world. Test the tech that brings your favorite video games to life.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Game OnJune 17 - 21Link game tech, game boards and game code to create the ultimate tinkering challenge.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Tue Jun 1 8

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.
Sat Jun 2 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.
Mon Jun 2 4

Summer Camp

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.ImaginariumJune 25 - June 28Search through the museum in STEM-inspired scavenger hunts. Put your science expertise to the test and find the clues.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Museum AdventureJune 24 - 28Go behind the scenes at Exploration Place. Make museum magic and test the science of each exhibit.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Feature FilmJune 24 - 28Cut, paste, edit and watch your very own feature film.Have your story come to life at a movie premiere at the end of the week.Member: $115Nonmember: $125NEW Travel Camp (Grades 6-9)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Construction ZoneJune 24 - 28Build your knowledge about how science is involved with construction! Visit active construction sites, and try your hand at heavy equipment. Find out how architects use computers to design buildings and venture to a cement factory.Member: $180Nonmember: $195
Wed Jun 2 6

Senior Wednesday

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Soak up fascinating knowledge during these informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors.Back to AckermanJune 26See the documentary, For Your Amusement: The Wonderland Park onAckerman Island. Find out what was located on the site before themuseum existed. Presented by Sara Harmon, Film Director.
Sat Jun 2 9

Touch a Truck

Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Shift into gear and get behind the wheel of fire trucks, police cars, construction and military vehicles, plus much more.Included with general museum admission free for members.