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Open every day of the week with some evening options, Exploration Place provides fun learning and interaction for visitors of all ages! Purchase an All-Access Pass that includes exhibits, Live Science Shows and unlimited movies in The Dome or general admission tickets. For visitors with multiple people or those who plan to visit more than once, we recommend purchasing a tax-deductible membership.

All-Access and General Admission Tickets

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Age All-Access Pass Includes exhibits, Live Science Shows and unlimited movies in The Dome Exhibits Only Live Science Show The Dome
ChildrenAges: 2 & Under FREE FREE FREE FREE
YouthAges: 3-11 $15 $10 $4 $8
AdultsAges: 12-64 $20 $12 $5 $9
SeniorsAges: 65+ $15 $10 $4 $8

Prices do not include tax.

Hours: Open Today 10 am to 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm Thursday-Friday: 10 am to 8 pm Saturday-Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
Exploration Place is open 10 am - 8 pm on July 4. Members get exclusive access from 9 to 10 am through Labor Day!

Find Out About Discounts

We are pleased to participate in several special programs and offer discounts to various groups, such as the military, seniors, AAA members and educators.

Become a Member and Save

For visitors with multiple people in their group or those who plan to visit more than once, you can save money by purchasing a tax-deductible membership!

General FAQ

  • Are gift cards available?

    Yes! Gifts cards are available to purchase at the ticket counter during regular business hours. Gift cards may be redeemed in person for exhibit admission, Dome shows, Live Science Shows, at the Snack Lab and in the Explore Store. Gift cards be used in person or over the phone for camp registration, tickets to special events and memberships. Vending machines in the museum are not able to accept gift cards.

    Gift cards are available in the amounts of $25, $50 or $100 and are not refillable. Multiple gift cards can be combined on a single purchase or registration.

  • What age can kids be dropped off to explore alone?

    Exploration Place welcomes visitors of all ages; however, unless enrolled in a museum-sponsored program, children under 12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a chaperone 16 years of age or older.

  • Is outside food and drink allowed in the museum?

    Yes! You are welcome to bring in outside food and drink during your visit. We ask that you do not bring glass containers or alcohol. We also have a Snack Bar where you can purchase concessions.

  • Do you have wheelchairs available to rent?

    A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to borrow at no charge, on a first-come-first-served basis. Guests may bring their own wheelchairs or electric scooters as well

  • Are strollers and wagons allowed?

    You are welcome to bring a stroller and/or wagon with you on your visit. There are a few places where we ask that strollers be parked outside of the exhibit/theater due to space restrictions. This includes the Kansas Kids Connect exhibit, the Live Science Theater and the Dome theater. There is designated stroller parking near the entrance to these areas. Please keep in mind to take your valuables with you as the parked strollers are not monitored by staff.

  • Is the museum accessible for all?

    The Museum is committed to providing a quality experience for all our guests and all areas of the building and exhibits are ADA accessible. There is an elevator to access the administrative offices and board room on the second level as well as the offices in the basement. The Dome and Live Science Theaters have reserved spaces for those needing accessible seating.

  • Is there a private space for nursing mothers?

    We offer a lactation room for nursing mothers. Please visit the ticket counter for access or more information. [TAKE A TOUR]

  • Is re-entry allowed?

    Visitors are welcome to leave and reenter the museum during the same business day. Please show your receipt when visiting the ticket counter.

  • Does Exploration Place offer reciprocal entry with other science museums?

    Exploration Place is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program. Please show your participating location’s member card upon check in at the ticket counter to receive complimentary museum admission. Learn more about the program at

    For guests visiting Exploration Place using reciprocal admission from their home museum, our admittance policy is two adults in the same household and all dependent children under 18/unmarried grandchildren under 18. Free admission limited to general exhibit areas; does not include digital dome theater and planetarium, or exhibits with an additional fee. Proof of Residence Required.

  • Are animals allowed in the museum and shows?

    We do not allow animals and pets within the facility unless they are certified service animals.

Visitor Reviews

“This was such a fun place. Our kids (ages five, four and two) loved it. We spent a couple of hours there and only did a few exhibits. We are glad we bought the membership so we can go back and do more things. There are so many things for them to learn and explore.”

Denise Emmons

"This was an awesome place to go see on vacation! I myself am a HUGE science nerd, and the exhibits are of all sorts of different kinds of science. The exhibits are made in a way that kids and adults alike can enjoy them, and I think that is great because I know that children can get bored easily if they don't have engaging things to do. Not once did I feel like I was 'too old' for the exhibits. Totally suggest this!"

Lily Umberger

"Love the Exploration Place the kids love to come and play they never get tired of it. New exhibits are added making it interesting every time we go."

Victoria Parker

"Awesome place!! The kids loved it. Something for all ages. We learned so much.. I would recommend it or anyone. Home school or school trips of any kind."

Rachel Leonard

“We love Exploration Place! From tiny kiddos to adults, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Memberships are absolutely worth it!”

Taylor Erb

"This place is still such a great place to bring kids! Came here years ago and it's still as wonderful as I remember. My girls love the castle and my little boy could have spent longer than we did (all afternoon) in the aero center. In the time we were here I saw staff go through at least three times and sanitize everything."

Sarah Peterson

"Kids love this place. The Imax movie we watched was more for adults than kids. There are lots of hands on experiences for kids."

Joy Ahrens

"Loved the human body exhibit. Kids and adults had lots of fun."

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