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An Epic Adventure Playground Is On The Way!

It is time to remake and reimagine the landscape surrounding Exploration Place.

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May 25 - August 11 Sunflower Summer

Kansas families visit free with the Sunflower Summer app! Students in Pre-K through 12, and up to two adults, receive an all-access pass to explore the exhibits, enjoy a live science show and visit the Dome theater.

Bonus: receive 50% off of a new or renewing membership on the day of your Sunflower Summer visit!

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May 24 – September 22 Discover Your Superpowers

Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman need YOUR help to battle crime in the never-ending fight for truth and justice in the all-new exhibit, DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers. Save the city, vie with villains and work as a team to restore order across the DC Universe in this immersive exhibit.

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July 20 & August 3 Superhero Sleepover

Bring your friends and earn your superhero credentials – and official license – through a series of games and activities. Join is for a night of super fun, super shenanigans and super slumber!


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Live Science Show | Opens May 24 Super Science - to the Rescue!

Oh no! Joker has trapped some of our favorite superheroes in his secret hideout. We may need some help from the audience to free them. Tap into your inner superhero and help rescue them with the power of science!

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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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Now Showing in the Dome Earth Is a Planet Born of Fire

For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

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Now Showing In The Dome Embark on an Epic Quest

A heart-warming journey of a sea lion pup, and the man that has dedicated his life trying to save her species. Curious, intelligent, and playful…this family of whiskers needs our help.

Encounter giant humpback whales, cunning cuttlefish, great white sharks, and one Marine Park Ranger on a mission to find out what it takes to save a species.


The State’s Premier Science Center

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

"What a great experience for my grandkids and I. Fun, educational, hands on activities in a beautiful facility. The volunteers and staff were so pleasant informative and helpful. We will go back, many times."

Lisa M.

"Great science center! Tons of hands on activities for all ages. Highly recommend!"

Debbie O.

"This place is top tier. They have rotating exhibits that are updated seasonally - If you live in the area or have a similar Science museum near you a membership is worth every dollar and then some."

Doc D.

"The place is so huge and full of fun. You can spend hours and still not see everything. It is so entertaining you actually get to touch and play with some many different things. They have live science shows and so much more."

Courtney W.

"Had an amazing day at the Exploration Place. This to me is the perfect place to take your family for something fun and cheap that you can do. Plus kids will absolutely love it."

Destiny L.

"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.