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  • The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® - CLOSES
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.09.02
    Drive your curiosity into the unknown through remarkable realms and scientific discoveries. Come face-to-face with some of the world's largest organisms. And watch out for some of the smallest invaders!  Shed light on the unexplainedConquer challenges, study specimens, and examine real artifacts. Plus:
    • Crawl through a life-size model of the gigantic prehistoric snake, Titanoboa.
    • Measure up against the world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow.
    • Pinpoint sculptures so small they fit in the eye of a needle.
    • Slice through the secrets of sword swallowing.
    • Bend your senses with an array of illusions.
    • And much more!
    The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not!® is produced by Science North, in partnership with Ripley Entertainment Inc.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.09.04
    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.September: Storm the CastleSept. 4: Castle ConstructionSept.11: A Day in the LifeSept.18: Medieval Food CourtSept. 25: Moats, Boats, and More!
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.09.08
    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.
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.09.11
    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.September: Storm the CastleSept. 4: Castle ConstructionSept.11: A Day in the LifeSept.18: Medieval Food CourtSept. 25: Moats, Boats, and More!
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  • Fiesta Hispana
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.09.15
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more. Radio Partner: Radio Lobo 106.5
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  • TOT Tuesday
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    2019.09.17
    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
    2019.09.18
    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.September: Storm the CastleSept. 4: Castle ConstructionSept.11: A Day in the LifeSept.18: Medieval Food CourtSept. 25: Moats, Boats, and More!
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  • Kansas Kids Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2019.09.25
    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.September: Storm the CastleSept. 4: Castle ConstructionSept.11: A Day in the LifeSept.18: Medieval Food CourtSept. 25: Moats, Boats, and More!
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  • Wild Weather, National Traveling Exhibit - OPENS
    10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    2019.09.28
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Immerse yourself in extreme weather conditions. Fly through a hurricane, swirl along a tornadoes’ path, track turbulent cloud formations, map lightning strikes, and stand in the midst of a raging winter storm! Plus, go behind-the-scenes with meteorologists, simmer in sizzling heatwaves, chill out in plummeting temperatures and much more.Included in general museum admission, free for members.Wild Weather is produced by Science North.
  • ICT Clean Streams
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    2019.09.28-2020.09.12
    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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