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Exploration Place Launches Kansas Day Kickstarter for Film Project

January 28, 2022

‘Kansas: An Immersive Flyover of America’s Heartland’ will show exclusively in The Dome Theater

WICHITA, Kansas — Exploration Place is celebrating Kansas Day by launching a Kickstarter campaign for a film that will serve as a love letter to Kansas.

The film, Kansas: An Immersive Flyover of America’s Heartland, is being shot entirely by drone and will show exclusively in the science museum’s large-format digital dome theater. Production began in April 2021 and has already filmed at more than 40 locations across the state.

The crowdfunding campaign – – launches officially on Jan. 29, Kansas Day, with a 30-day make-or-break goal of $20,000 to take the film across the finish line. Starting at just $10, reward levels for Kickstarter backers include tickets to see the completed film, opportunities to be named in the credits, and tickets to a red carpet premiere and VIP reception.

“Our goal is to present the natural beauty and wonder of the Sunflower State in a unique dome movie experience,” said Adam Smith, Exploration Place President and CEO. “Something that will simultaneously make Kansas residents feel proud of their state while giving tourists a perspective of Kansas they’re just not aware of.”

Partnering on the film project are Jeremy and Amanda Miller of Drone-tography and musician Trevor Stewart. The film’s editor is Nate Jones, Exploration Place’s multimedia specialist.
“We are asking the community to help us finish writing this love letter to Kansas,” Smith said. “There are some great rewards in the Kickstarter, and hopefully, the greatest reward of all will come from creating a movie that plays at Exploration Place in that amazing dome theater for generations to come.”

Kansas: An Immersive Flyover of America’s Heartland is anticipated to debut at Exploration Place this coming August.


Laura Roddy, Chief Advancement Officer


About Exploration Place

The mission of Exploration Place, Kansas’ premier science center, is to inspire a deeper interest in science and technology through creative and fun experiences for all. Exploration Place is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and through 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings.