Rivet an airplane wing. Chuck buffalo chips. Marvel at a miniaturized 1950s Kansas. Rule a medieval castle. Get comfortable in a giant meadowlark nest. These one-of-a-kind experiences and more await you in our 12 dynamic exhibit galleries packed with hands-on science fun for the entire family.

Traveling Exhibits

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails

September 23 through January 8

Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences.

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Arctic Adventure

November 4 through January 8

Step away from the Kansas plains and into the arctic tundra for an interactive family adventure filled with falling snow, virtual games, hands-on challenges and more.

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Expedition Dinosaur

January 20 through May 7

Turn back the clock to when Dinosaurs walked the earth and learn about the catastrophic event that may have caused their extinction, while giving rise to our own species.

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Permanent Exhibits

Health Inside Out

This wonderfully weird new permanent exhibit will be a hub of discovery, fascination and respect for the human body – inside and out!

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Design Build Fly

Soar into this award-winning exhibit to reveal how planes are created in Wichita aircraft plants.

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Drone-tography: The Elevated Eye

See stunning views of Wichita and Kansas from soaring heights.

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Where Kids Rule

Have fun storming the castle!

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Kansas Kids Connect

Interest in STEM can spark within even the youngest of learners. Ignite the spark in your little ones as they investigate from farm to city and back again!

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Explore Kansas

Our sunflower state pride bursts to life as you uncover the fascinating elements of Kansas’ land, water, weather and the life that it supports.

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Kansas in Miniature

It’s a small world after all? Well, it is when you enter this intricate, animated display of 1950s Kansas landmarks, buildings, structures and more.

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Bridging Art & Science

Artists creatively express their interpretations of topics within science, technology, engineering and math.

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Sun, Earth, Universe

Three, two, one…blast off! Connect with current NASA science research and take off on a journey to investigate the universe. Build a model spacecraft for your own mission to space.

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Making A Landmark

Our science center lives in a world-class facility unlike any other. Delve into our building’s challenging and innovative design and construction.

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What will you build with these ingeniously simple wooden blocks?

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Exploration Park

Head to the great outdoors and relax in the tree-lined picnic grove, tackle the fun play structures or just take a quiet stroll along the Arkansas River walking paths.

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