Everyone loves Field Trips! Exploration Place continues to offer field trips in accordance with safe social distancing and capacity guidelines for Sedgwick County. Choose to experience any combination of:

  • Exhibits
  • Dome Theater films
  • Live Science Show
  • Hands-On Science Programs

Current Dome Theater Shows are:

  • 10:30 a.m. Animalopolis
  • 12:00 p.m. Turtle Odyssey
  • 1:30 p.m. Turtle Odyssey
  • 3:00 p.m. Animalopolis
  • 4:00 p.m. Turtle Odyssey
  • 6:00 p.m. Turtle Odyssey (Thursday only)

Live Science Show options are:

  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Roll Your Reaction (Saturdays and Sundays)

Hands-On Program Options are:

KINDERGARTEN

  • Animal Engineers – Identify and explore how animals and plants use unique structures to survive. LS1.A
  • Rolling, Rolling, Rolling – Construct and test a maze to change the speed and direction of a ball. K-PS2-2

1ST GRADE

  • Hoop Glider – Test sizes and shapes to see which glide the furthest. K-2-ETS1-2
  • Vibration Station – Make matter move and travel across distances with sound. 1-PS4-1; 1-PS4-4

2ND GRADE

  • Camouflage – Become a predator and learn different techniques used to try to catch prey. 3-LS3-1
  • Hoop Glider – Test sizes and shapes to see which glide the furthest. K-2-ETS1-2

3RD GRADE

  • Aye-Aye Adaptations – Travel to Madagascar and meet an interesting primate who survives on grubs. 3-LS3-1
  • Pipeline Pressure – Put together a pipeline following specific criteria. 3-5-ETS1-1

4TH GRADE

  • Oil Spill – Test ways to remove oil from water and feathers. 4-ESS3-1
  • Pipeline Pressure – Put together a pipeline following specific criteria. 3-5-ETS1-1

5TH GRADE

  • Mix It, Measure It, Heat It Up – Examine the system of a few “hot” chemical reactions as you measure and mix. 5-PS1-2
  • Pipeline Pressure – Put together a pipeline following specific criteria. 3-5-ETS1-1

STEM EXHIBITS

GRADES 6-12

  • Amazing Anatomy: Dissect a brain, shark, or squid to examine anatomy and function.
  • So Excited! Just Can’t Hide It: Chemical materials will reveal their identity when set afire in a “flame test.”
  • Stars and Spectroscopy: Follow NASA techniques to see how stars and other space objects are identified using light.