ASTC Travel Passport Program

Exploration Place participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program. Our members can use their membership card for free or discounted admission to over 300 science centers and museums worldwide. In addition, members of institutions that participate in these reciprocity programs can visit us for free! Please note that any member discounts on programs, camps, products and services are for Exploration Place Members and as such, ASTC Travel Passport guests are excluded from these benefits.

For a full list of science centers that participate in the Passport Program, please visit the ASTC website. 



Sunflower Summer

Sunflower Summer is back!! Kansas families can visit Exploration Place for free this summer using the Sunflower Summer app provided by the Kansas State Department of Education. To participate, download the free app and register your family information. When you arrive at Exploration Place, show the app at the ticket counter to receive a free All Access Pass for each person on your list. Eligible for Kansas residents with children registered for a Pre-K program through 12th grade. Valid May 28-August 14, 2022. Get full details, and download the free app, at

*BONUS!* When you visit with the Sunflower Summer app, you are eligible to receive 50% off of an annual membership. This includes the Family, Premium and Traveler membership levels. Purchase at the ticket counter. Must be redeemed on the same day as your Sunflower Summer visit.



Museums for All

Exploration Place is proud to partner with Museums for All to provide learning experiences for more families in our community. This program is for those who are receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). To participate, show your EBT card at the ticketing counter to receive $3 exhibit admission per person. This is an ongoing partnership with no set end date. Come explore with us!







Blue Star Museums

Exploration Place is honored to participate in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day until Labor Day. To participate, please present your military ID at the front ticket counter to receive free exhibit admission. Questions? Call us at 316-660-0600.

Find out more about the Blue Stars Museum program here.





Discovery Discount

Guests who visit both the Cosmosphere (Hutchinson, KS) and Exploration Place within 30 days will receive a $5 discount at their second museum. The offer is valid on Exploration Place’s All Access Pass and Cosmosphere’s All Access Mission Pass. Visitors must present a receipt or ticket from the partner museum to qualify. Discount cannot be purchased online. Learn more.






Ongoing Discounts and Promotions

We have a variety of ways to save on museum admission. In order to purchase tickets using a discount, please visit our front counter. Questions? Call us at 316-660-0600.

    • 10% military discount on exhibits and memberships.
    • 10% discount on memberships for seniors 65+.
    • AAA members receive BOGO (buy one, get one free) on museum exhibit admission tickets of equal or lesser value. Please present AAA card at time of purchase to receive the discount.
    • Educators receive 10% off in the Explore Store with ID badge or proof of employment.

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