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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.02.05
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
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  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.07
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Sensory Friendly Fun
    10:00 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.02.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Accessibility for all

    2nd Sunday of the Month - 10 - 11:30 a.m.For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory processing sensitivitiesDuring this time, you and your child will experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.Our staff has worked with local partners to ready the museum. Based on their feedback, lights, exhibits and noise will be adjusted.A calming area is located in Discovery Room B, near Kansas in Miniature.Please be aware of the following areas in the museum. They may be of concern for your child.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • WSU Dental Hygienists
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2020.02.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Join the students from the Wichita State University Dental Hygiene program for some hands-on education about how to keep your mouth healthy.Saturdays and Sundays in February, noon - 3 p.m. (Excludes Feb. 29)Included with general museum admission, free for members.
  • Vatavian Fighters
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    2020.02.09
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
  • Great Bear Rainforest
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    2020.02.09-2020.03.02
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    1:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest2:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest3:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest4:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
  • More events
    • Sensory Friendly Fun
      10:00 AM-11:30 AM
      2020.02.09
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

      Accessibility for all

      2nd Sunday of the Month - 10 - 11:30 a.m.For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory processing sensitivitiesDuring this time, you and your child will experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.Our staff has worked with local partners to ready the museum. Based on their feedback, lights, exhibits and noise will be adjusted.A calming area is located in Discovery Room B, near Kansas in Miniature.Please be aware of the following areas in the museum. They may be of concern for your child.Included in general museum admission, free for members.
    • WSU Dental Hygienists
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      2020.02.09
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Join the students from the Wichita State University Dental Hygiene program for some hands-on education about how to keep your mouth healthy.Saturdays and Sundays in February, noon - 3 p.m. (Excludes Feb. 29)Included with general museum admission, free for members.
    • Vatavian Fighters
      12:00 PM-3:00 PM
      2020.02.09
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Armour up! This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
    • Great Bear Rainforest
      1:00 PM-4:00 PM
      2020.02.09-2020.03.02
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
      Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

      Do the Dome

      1:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest2:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest3:00 p.m.  Great Bear Rainforest4:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.02.12
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
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  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.14
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • A Field of Firsts | School's Out Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2020.02.17
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    A Field of FirstsMonday, Feb. 17During this African American History Month, explore inventors,construct a clock, compute and code, all while being inspired tocreate your own STEM-vention.Edventure Prices (per person, per day)Member: $35Nonmember: $40Find out more and register here.
  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.17
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Anatomy-R-Us | School's Out Edventure
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    2020.02.18
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Anatomy-R-UsTuesday, Feb. 18Investigate the ins and outs of the human body as you get hands-onwith goo, guts, and gas.Edventure Prices (per person, per day)Member: $35Nonmember: $40Find out more and register here.
  • TOT Tuesday
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    2020.02.18
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center and others.For ages 2 – 5 with adult. TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.
  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.18
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.02.19
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
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  • 2020 Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    2020.02.21
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Check out the future scientists and engineers!

    Take a look at student projects at the 10th annual Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair Friday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free admission.
  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.21
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Kansas Kid's Preschool Class
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    2020.02.26
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Adventures with your little ones

    Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Ages 3 - 5, Advanced registration required.It’s science for preschoolers! Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid while you encounter the wonder of our planet.Find out more and register here.
  • Senior Wednesday
    1:30 PM-2:00 PM
    2020.02.26
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Learning never stops

    Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio.For ages 55 and up at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $4 (plus tax)Soak up fascinating knowledge during these informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors.Find out more here.
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  • Great Bear Rainforest
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    2020.02.28
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

    Do the Dome

    12:00 p.m. Great Bear Rainforest1:00 p.m.  Great Bear RainforestThe dome theater is the largest in the state – with a soaring 60-foot tall screen, an immersive 360 degree view, and booming 5.1 surround sound. It’s an exceptional experience!And you do not have to pay museum admission to do the dome – only $5 or less per ticket!Times are subject to change without notice. Please call 316-660-0600 to confirm.
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  • Closed
    All day
    2020.02.29
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place will be closed, Saturday, Feb. 29 to prepare for Death by Chocolate.Find out more about hours and prices here.
  • 14th Annual Death by Chocolate
    7:00 PM-10:00 PM
    2020.02.29
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
    Indulge in delicious delights for STEM Education at our only fundraiser of the year. Treat your senses with unlimited sweets, savory food and drinks from area restaurants, chefs and vendors.Look for more information coming soon!Note: Exploration Place will be closed, Saturday, Feb. 29 to prepare for Death by Chocolate.