Making a Landmark

Explore the past

Follow the evolution of how Exploration Place became a world-class facility. Dive into the land’s history and river, and encounter the story of the building’s challenging construction and award-winning architectural design.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Create a toroid sculpture.
  • Discover the chemicals that give fireworks their colors.
  • Use township, range and section to find the actual locations of some favorite Kansas in Miniature structures and land formations.
  • Touch an interactive screen to see compelling photos and video of Exploration Place’s past and present.
  • Examine a real thousands-of-years-old bison skull that was found during the excavation of Exploration Place's foundation.

Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Sponsored by:
Dr. James and Beverly Mershon