What's Happening - Calendar

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July
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.
Fri Jul 0 5

Kids Night Out

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Kids Night Out - Believe it or not!Friday, July 5, 7-10 p.m.Entering K-5Explore the National Traveling Exhibit, Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® in a fun-filled evening of wild and outlandish curiosities.Activities begin at 7 p.m., registration and check in ends at 8 p.m. Late night snack provided. Advance registration preferred.Prices:Member: $20Nonmember: $25http://exploration.org/special-events/kids-night-out/
Mon Jul 0 8

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.Silly ScienceJuly 9 - July 12Investigate how wacky science is possible. Test out some of the unbelievable sights in the national traveling exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Brain-BoozledJuly 8 - 12Believe it or not! Get the jitters while facing unbelievable feats and illusions.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Shocking ScienceJuly 8 - 12Create crazy new inventions and dive into weird science. Take a trip through the National Traveling Exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® to find inspiration for your fantastic feat!Member: $115Nonmember: $125
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 Jul 1 5

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.Astronauts July 16 - July 19Fly through the solar system, scout out constellations and planets. Tour other galaxies in this out-of-this-world camp.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Lost in SpaceJuly 15 - 19Blast off with science! Fly through the solar system, create a constellation and adventure through the galaxy.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.RocketsJuly 15 - 19Countdown to takeoff! Work with the experts to design and launch a rocket so you can experience Wichita from new heights.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Tue Jul 1 6

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.
Thu Jul 1 8

EP21

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

Sip some science

Adult event series5:30 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.
Sat Jul 2 0

LunarLeap50

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Blast off with exciting activities, a special dome theater film, dancing the solar system with Ballet Wichita, fun Explore Store merchandise and more. It's all in celebration of NASA's Apollo moon missions and the 50th anniversary of the amazing scientific achievement of the first moon walk.Included with general museum admission free for members.
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.
Mon Jul 2 2

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.Once Upon a TimeJuly 23 - July 26Calling all princesses and princes to defend the castle! Go back in time to a faraway land complete with catapults, towers and draw bridges to protect your territory.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Castles and CatapultsJuly 22 - 26Protect the palace from intruders in an epic battle for  control of Castle Exploration Place using a personalized shield and armor.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.King of the AppsJuly 22 - 26Be the master of the app kingdom as you engineer and implement your very own app.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Wed Jul 2 4

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.Moon ShotJuly 24Relive NASA’s Apollo missions from 50 years ago and discover wherespace exploration is headed next. Presented by Paul Lytle, Cosmosphere.
Sat Jul 2 7

Storm the Castle

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Catapult into the newly rejuvenated Where Kids Rule exhibit. Forge through exciting, hands-on activities, regale at medieval demonstrations and music.Plus:
  • Launch mini catapults.
  • Cut to the chase with ax presentations.
  • Gain some pointers in the fencing arena.
  • Ink it up with henna face painting.
  • And much more.
Included with general museum admission free for members.
Sat Jul 2 7

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
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.
Mon Jul 2 9

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.Water WondersJuly 30 - August 2Look at water under a microscope, find out how physics helps water flow and discover why water is so important.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.H2-Woah!July 29 - August 2Spend the week investigating the wonder of earth’s most precious resource. End the week with a camp wide water fight.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Living LiquidJuly 29 - August 2Collect water samples, use tech to uncover microorganisms and more in our local watering holes.Member: $115Nonmember: $125NEW Travel Camp (Grades 6-9)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Farm the FutureJuly 29 - August 2Have you ever stopped to think about the technology that goes into modern state-of-the-art agriculture? Investigate the technology and chemistry that puts food on our tables. Kansas helps feed the whole world!Member: $180Nonmember: $195