Family holiday Festivities

Festive fun

Join us this holiday season for special activities, dome theater shows and events. Unless otherwise noted, included with general museum admission, free for members.

Let it Snow! • Now playing - Tuesday, Dec. 31
In the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium
Enjoy this fun family show featuring holiday images and scenes set to favorite songs from Frank Sinatra to the Muppets. Dome prices apply.

Explore Store
Check items off your holiday shopping list. Members, take advantage of your 10% discount. All purchases help support Exploration Place. No admission needed to shop at the store.

Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show • Now playing - Tuesday, Dec. 31
Soak up the sights and sounds of the holiday season as this popular exhibit is decked out for a 1950s holiday, complete with a Christmas parade and nostalgic music.

Meet Santa • Saturday, Dec. 14, Noon - 2 p.m.
Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas in the Main Lobby. Visit with Santa is free, located in the main lobby.

Winter Break Edventures • Friday, Dec. 20 - Monday, Dec. 30
Grades K - 5 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Have fun with exciting experiences centered on the National Traveling Exhibit, Wild Weather! Edventures prices apply.

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Or call us at 316-660-0620. Before and after care available.

Rock the Dome  • Saturday, Dec. 28, SOLD OUT
lf with the psychedelic sights and sounds of Pink Floyd with three cosmic light shows: Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Hereunder the Digital Dome Theater’s massive 60-foot screen.

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Or call 316-660-0620

Wild Weather • National traveling exhibit
Immerse yourself in extreme weather conditions. Fly through a hurricane, swirl along a tornado's path, track turbulent cloud formations, map lightning strikes, and stand in the midst of a raging winter storm! Go behind-the-scenes with meteorologists, simmer in sizzling heatwaves, chill out in plummeting temperatures and much more.

PLUS: Step inside a storm shelter from Protection Shelters and rest at ease on a Storm Shelter Bed from Storm Defense Shelters, as seen on Shark Tank.

Included in general museum admission, free for members.

Great Bear Rainforest • Now playing
In the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium
Step into one of the wildest places left on earth. Growl with grizzlies, howl with wolves, splash with sea otters and meet the rarest bear in the world - the white spirit bear! Tag along with the people of First Nations, who live among the forest creatures, and see the measures they take in order to protect the unique place they call home. Dome prices apply.

Frosty and Frozen • Opens Sunday, December 22
Live Science Show In the Kemper Creative Learning Studio
Chill out at this limited engagement holiday show. Brrrr-eak snack food into pieces with liquid nitrogen, create cool clouds, transform liquid into gas and much more. Schedule subject to change without notice.