Expanded for 2023!Arctic Adventure

Exploration Place’s indoor polar playground returns this winter with new activities, returning favorites and the addition of new spaces – indoor and out! Spanning four exhibit galleries, Arctic Adventure is a journey through different winter lands that provide opportunities to interact with and explore cold-weather activities, animals, geography and even a touch of fantasy.

November 10 – January 7
Included with museum admission, free for Members.

New for 2023

  • Crystal Castle

    The Castle has been transformed into an enchanting cold-weather playscape. The once-familiar turrets and passageways have been adorned with ice, snow, Theremin crystals and winter prisms that cast a magical glow over the kingdom. Sit on a throne of ice, rule over an 8′ tall animatronic solstice dragon, adventure through a black-light hallway and picture yourself with magical fairy wings.

  • Ice Cave

    Choose from a variety of winter animals and watch your drawing come alive with the popular interactive, Polar Palette. Go ice skating in your winter socks and interact with digital cave walls using your body and movements as the controller.

  • Whispering Woodlands

    Step  into an immersive sound and light environment in our outdoor picnic area. Interact with mysterious trees and blend your voice with the surrounding soundscape. Whispering Woodlands was created and installed by TechArtICT, which envisions work that captivates and engages audiences by enveloping them in multi-sensory experiences.

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Electric Playhouse

Arctic Adventure contains multiple games and experiences on loan from Electric Playhouse, the popular Albuquerque interactive attraction that has been going viral online. Exploration Place is bringing this exhilarating gaming experience to Wichita!

Step in to a world of infinite imagination and play where headsets and controllers aren’t needed because the walls and floors react to your movement.

Although all ages are welcome to play, Electric Playhouse games and experiences are intended for ages 3 & up.


Electric Playhouse Travels was designed & developed by Exhibits Development Group and Electric Playhouse.

"The Crystal Castle transformation is fabulous!! What an awesome way to breathe some new life into that area. The attention to detail and graphics are well executed and my kids thoroughly enjoyed their time there this morning (and so did I!). It’s always exciting to spend time at EP!"

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