Schools Out Edventures Exploration Place Camp in Wichita KS-3

School's Out EdventuresTurn a Day Off From School Into a Cool Day of Fun and Learning

There’s no better way to spend a day off from school than on an Edventure at Exploration Place! Hands-on activities, awesome science experiments and an entire museum filled with exhibits and programs make any “no school day” into a cool day of fun and learning!

Available Edventures for Six to 10-Year-Olds

Dec. 16 | 9 am - 4 pm Arctic Excursion

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Arctic Excursion

Become an arctic explorer as you learn why teamwork is so important in surviving in the arctic. Maneuver your way down Exploration Peak on ice blocks, uncover the color spectrum of the northern lights and slide around on our indoor skating rink!


  • Visit the Arctic Adventure exhibit.
  • Light spectroscopy
  • Ice block sledding
  • Team skinning

Last day to register: December 4

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Dec. 19 | 9 am - 4 pm Finding the Force

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Finding the Force

From Lightsabers to R2D2, you will step into the shoes of the Trade Federation as you learn how to manipulate holograms, fly drones and discover what side of the battle you are on!


  • Make a lightsaber
  • R2D2 Ozobots
  • Ewok Escape zip lines
  • Holograms
  • Drone flying

Last day to register: December 12

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Dec. 20 | 9 am - 4 pm Brick Motion Animation

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Brick Motion Animation

Design a stop-motion feature film to keep for a lifetime! From storyboarding to character design and filming, you will walk away proud of what you accomplished in a day!


  • Storyboarding
  • Character creation
  • Backdrop design
  • Filming and editing
  • Showcase

Last day to register: December 13

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Dec. 21 | 9 am - 4 pm Marvel-ous Mayhem

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Marvel-ous Mayhem

Gear up and get ready for an exciting day of controlling electrons, creating mutants with amazing abilities, overcoming air resistance and honing your battle skills through laser courses! Live a day in the Marvel Universe!


  • Electromagnet
  • Genetic mutations
  • Air resistance
  • Laser courses
  • Elasticity

Last day to register: December 14

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Dec. 22 | 9 am - 4 pm Amusement Park Design

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Amusement Park Design

Step into your dream amusement park where you control it all! Design a roller coaster, take home a carnival game, make your own cotton candy and create the best crash-proof bumper car!


  • Design a roller coaster
  • Take home a carnival game
  • Make cotton candy
  • Design bumper cars

Last day to register: December 15

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Dec. 23 | 9 am - 4 pm Minions Minions Everywhere ... Banana

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Minions Minions Everywhere ... Banana

Bananaaaas! Join our minions to create a dream lair, launch minions from the sky, discover the engineering behind a fart gun, build a minion bot and smash liquid nitrogen bananas!


  • Build a dream lair
  • Minion launching
  • Fart-gun engineering
  • Minion bot building
  • Liquid nitrogen banana smash

Last day to register: December 16

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Dec. 27 | 9 am - 4 pm Transformers

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members


Transform yourself from an extraordinary child to an epic transformer capable of taking on the world and protecting it from the Decepticons!


  • Circuitry
  • Simple machines
  • Build a transformer
  • Master the art of camouflage

Last day to register: December 20

Dec. 28 | 9 am - 4 pm Spells, Science and Sorcery

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Spells, Science and Sorcery

Your wand is your guide as you mix your own potions, master herbology and team up for a Quidditch game to remember.


  • Wand creation
  • Herbology garden
  • Potion making
  • Quidditch game
  • Butter Beer tasting

Last day to register: December 21

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Dec. 29 | 9 am - 4 pm Gotta Catch 'Em All

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Gotta Catch 'Em All

Step into the Pokéworld as you catch your own Pokémon, create a biome Pokéball and duel against your newfound friends!


  • Catch your own Pokémon
  • Biome
  • Pokéball build
  • Animal life cycle and adaptations
  • Pokécard design
  • Final duel

Last day to register: December 22

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Dec. 30 | 9 am - 4 pm Sea Beasts

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Sea Beasts

Join Maisie and Jacob as they journey around the world, discovering Sea Beasts of the past and today! See how you would compare to a megalodon in size, get ooey gooey with hagfish slime, bioluminece with a giant squid and become a giant spider crab!


  • Megalodon size comparison
  • The goblin shark – shark dissection possibly
  • Hagfish slime
  • Giant squid and colossal squid – bioluminescence
  • Red king crabs and spider crabs – team building activity where each member represents a leg of the crab

Last day to register: December 23

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Jan. 3 | 9 am - 4 pm Soda Science

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Soda Science

Beneath the bubbles lies a world of science waiting to react! What is carbonation? How does soda affect energy? Why do Mentos make my coke mad? In Soda Science, your child will break apart the mysteries of their favorite beverage!


  • Mentos and Coke
  • Ph values of soda types
  • Sugar analysis
  • Carbonation
  • Make your own soda

Last day to register: December 27

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Jan. 16 | 9 am - 4 pm Mario Cart Unplugged

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Mario Cart Unplugged

Engineering a Mario world is not only fun, but it’s also educational! Join us for a day of engineering life-size Mario carts, Designing our own classroom race track, and putting our teamwork and driving skills to the test at race time!


  • Race car design
  • Obstacles
  • Race track design
  • Final race

Last day to register: January 9

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Feb. 17 | 9 am - 4 pm Animal Engineers

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Animal Engineers

Animal Engineers are all around us! From small but mighty ants to river otters and spiders! In this Edventure camp, your child will learn how teamwork can lift unimaginable weights, race to build a class den worthy of the finest beaver and design sand art a puffer fish would be proud of.


  • Ants – team lifting activity and food finding game
  • River Otters – building a dam
  • Spiders- creating a web
  • Pufferfish – sand art
  • Coral – build a coral reef

Last day to register: February 10

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Feb. 20 | 9 am - 4 pm Mess Fest

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Mess Fest

The ooey, gooey, messy, stretchy, slimy and grimy you do not want in your home can happen at Exploration Place with our Mess Fest! Create slimes, oobleck, exploding volcanoes, elephant’s toothpaste and more!


  • Slime
  • Oobleck
  • Co2 volcanos
  • Elephant toothpaste
  • Soundwave painting

Last day to register: February 13

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Mar. 10 | 9 am - 4 pm Pirate's Quest

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Pirate's Quest

Arrrr ya ready to take to the seas in our day camp where you become a pirate for the day? Learn how to read maps, turn pennies to gold and design a ship capable of carrying loot worthy of a sea captain!


  • Cartography
  • Pennies to gold
  • Ship design
  • Buoyancy
  • Hidden treasure – design a way to keep your loot safe

Last day to register: March 3

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Mar. 13 - 17 | 9 am - 4 pm Jurassic Action Camp

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Jurassic Action Camp

Your child will step into the shoes of a paleontologist through fun and immersive activities that teach about prehistoric eras. Campers will get their hands dirty digging for fossils and sifting through slag. Through interactive gameplay, dive under the Earth’s surface to learn about fossils.


  • Dig for real fossils and identify them
  • Sift through slag found in Kansas
  • Measure the size of fossilized footprints to compare with a human’s
  • Build a model of the layers of the earth where you would find fossils
  • Create your own fossil to take home and keep

Last day to register: March 6

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Apr. 7 | 9 am - 4 pm Storm Science

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Storm Science

From the buildup of cumulous clouds into supercells and beyond, learn what fuels our Kansas storms and break down the fear of the unknown!


  • Make a supercell
  • Create rotation
  • Tornado genesis
  • Radar reading
  • How to survive the storm

Last day to register: March 31

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Apr. 10 | 9 am - 4 pm Science Circus

$42.50 for Members and $50 for Non-members

Science Circus

Become the ring leader when you immerse yourself in the wild world of circus fun! Learn how to walk on stilts, balance yourself while spinning plates, launch your own high-flying rings into the air and design the best trapeze to win over your audience.


  • Test the heights with a trapeze design challenge
  • Challenge yourself on the high wire
  • Learn how to walk on stilts
  • Master the art of ring throwing
  • Spinning plates
  • Balance boards

Last day to register: April 13

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In Person Summer Camps At Exploration Place In Wichita KS 3

Camp Details

  • Camp check-in begins at 8:45 am, with camp starting at 9 am.
  • Snacks are provided, but each child must bring a packed lunch.
  • Campers will need to be picked up at 4 pm.
  • There is a limit of 30 campers per day.

Release Form and Policies

  • Required Camp Forms

    Each camper will need to have current Camp Forms on file. If they attended summer camp in 2022, their form will already be on file.

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  • Camp Refund Policy

    • 15 days or more notification – Full refund
    • 1-14 days notification – No refund. Registration may be transferred to another week before camp begins if space is available.*

    *Full refund or camp transfer (if available) for documented medical necessity, major emergency or military deployment if notified before camp begins