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Halloween Events For The Whole Family

Join us in October for a *new* Halloween exhibit, family-friendly parties and an adults-only Wicked good time!

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October 7, 14 & 28 BooFest

Join us for a family-friendly party that embraces the fun and silly side of Halloween. Trick-or-treat throughout the museum, take a spin around an old fashioned cupcake walk, cool off with a scoop of ice cream chilled by liquid nitrogen, breathe smoke like a dragon and be the star of kid karaoke!

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October 20 Wicked Pairings

Join us for a night of mischief and fun as we take over the museum, blending sinister and sweet into a Halloween party like Wichita’s never seen. Wicked Pairings is a delightful celebration of drinks and desserts, exclusively for those 21 and over.

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OCTOBER 6 - 31 Halloween Hall

Get ready for a spook-tacular mix of tech-tastic activities that don’t rely on hocus-pocus to bring the magic and fun! This pop-up exhibit is filled with hands-on games where pixels meet pumpkins and Halloween becomes an active experience your kids will be raving about until well after the last jack-o-lantern goes dim.

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May 26 - October 22 Pixel Palace

Build your physical and mental strength as you compete against friends in multiplayer games and test your own skills as you complete the challenges.

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Now Showing In The Dome The Dark Side of the Moon

Embark on a cosmic odyssey in celebration of Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon album. A truly immersive and all-encompassing surround sound and visual treat that will transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience.

This is the only large-screen film endorsed by the band itself.

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Exploration Place is Kansas’ premier science center, inspiring a deeper interest in science and technology through creative and fun experiences for all.

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Visitor Reviews

"My kids LOVE this place and honestly so do I. The exhibits are very well put together, live science shows are always amazing and they love to get kids involved. There's so much I could say about how great it is but you really should go check it out for yourself. Don't forget to check out the dome theater."

Isaac A.

“This place was absolutely amazing. So much for children and adults to do and learn!”

Ryan Y.

"I have been to the Exploration Place several times over the years when various family members come to visit. It NEVER disappoints! The Dome Theater is a great twist on immersive film watching and the exhibits range from Aerospace, Health Habits to Kansas geography and history. This doesn't even factor in the traveling exhibits which has covered superheroes to world record holders. This place has your kids covered for all ages and allows with a lot of interaction. Can't forget that Arkansas River view either!"

Brandon W.

“We came from Manitoba, Canada. Loved it here! We brought six kids, and they all had a blast. Love how hands-on it is, and the exhibits are very well done! Would totally do this again! Thank you for an awesome time!”

Mindy R.

"Wow! This place has soooo much to do. We spent several hours here and could easily have spent several more. If we lived in the area, we would definitely have a membership to this place. There are awesome science shows and videos to watch. Everything is both fun and educational. The facility is clean and organized and staff is always nearby to help out."

Rebekah H.

“I have been a visitor since my son was a small boy. We had countless trips under our belt, and now he is just a semester away from his Civil Engineering degree. The only credit I deserve is instilling a desire to understand mechanisms by nurturing curiosity. Exploration Place is priceless, [expanding] the minds of our children beyond what any parent can teach or even conceive.”

Randy S.