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July
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet the officers of the WPD, try on their equipment and get in their vehicles.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

Enjoy $2.98 admission to all exhibits, including the National Traveling Exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not® and ONE dome theater film admission. See the all-new film, CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story.

Mon Jul 0 8

Summer Camp

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9 - 11 a.m.Silly ScienceJuly 9 - July 12Investigate how wacky science is possible. Test out some of the unbelievable sights in the national traveling exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Brain-BoozledJuly 8 - 12Believe it or not! Get the jitters while facing unbelievable feats and illusions.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Shocking ScienceJuly 8 - 12Create crazy new inventions and dive into weird science. Take a trip through the National Traveling Exhibit, The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® to find inspiration for your fantastic feat!Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Mon Jul 1 5

Summer Camp

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9 - 11 a.m.Astronauts July 16 - July 19Fly through the solar system, scout out constellations and planets. Tour other galaxies in this out-of-this-world camp.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Lost in SpaceJuly 15 - 19Blast off with science! Fly through the solar system, create a constellation and adventure through the galaxy.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.RocketsJuly 15 - 19Countdown to takeoff! Work with the experts to design and launch a rocket so you can experience Wichita from new heights.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Thu Jul 1 8

EP21

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States

Sip some science

Adult event series5:30 to 9 p.m.Enjoy exclusive time in museum exhibits with your favorite adult beverages, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, soak up some knowledge with special presentations, plus much more.
Sat Jul 2 0

LunarLeap50

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Blast off with exciting activities, a special dome theater film, dancing the solar system with Ballet Wichita, fun Explore Store merchandise and more. It's all in celebration of NASA's Apollo moon missions and the 50th anniversary of the amazing scientific achievement of the first moon walk.Included with general museum admission free for members.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Meet and greet the brave people and pups from K-9 Search and Rescue of Kansas.Included with general museum admission, free for members.
Mon Jul 2 2

Summer Camp

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9 - 11 a.m.Once Upon a TimeJuly 23 - July 26Calling all princesses and princes to defend the castle! Go back in time to a faraway land complete with catapults, towers and draw bridges to protect your territory.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Castles and CatapultsJuly 22 - 26Protect the palace from intruders in an epic battle for  control of Castle Exploration Place using a personalized shield and armor.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.King of the AppsJuly 22 - 26Be the master of the app kingdom as you engineer and implement your very own app.Member: $115Nonmember: $125
Wed Jul 2 4

Senior Wednesday

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Soak up fascinating knowledge during these informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors.Moon ShotJuly 24Relive NASA’s Apollo missions from 50 years ago and discover wherespace exploration is headed next. Presented by Paul Lytle, Cosmosphere.
Sat Jul 2 7

Storm the Castle

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Catapult into the newly rejuvenated Where Kids Rule exhibit. Forge through exciting, hands-on activities, regale at medieval demonstrations and music.Plus:
  • Launch mini catapults.
  • Cut to the chase with ax presentations.
  • Gain some pointers in the fencing arena.
  • Ink it up with henna face painting.
  • And much more.
Included with general museum admission free for members.
Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
The SCA is an international organization renowned for its dedication towards researching and recreating aspects of the Middle Ages, not as they were, but as we would have liked them to have been.This special demonstration is included with general museum admission, free for members.
Mon Jul 2 9

Summer Camp

Exploration Place
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS, United States
Preschool Summer Camp (Age 4-entering kindergarten)Tuesday-Friday, 9 - 11 a.m.Water WondersJuly 30 - August 2Look at water under a microscope, find out how physics helps water flow and discover why water is so important.Member: $55Nonmember: $60Includes snackDiscovery Camp (Grades 1-5)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.H2-Woah!July 29 - August 2Spend the week investigating the wonder of earth’s most precious resource. End the week with a camp wide water fight.Member: $135Nonmember: $150TinkerTech Summer Camp (Grades 6-8)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Living LiquidJuly 29 - August 2Collect water samples, use tech to uncover microorganisms and more in our local watering holes.Member: $115Nonmember: $125NEW Travel Camp (Grades 6-9)Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Farm the FutureJuly 29 - August 2Have you ever stopped to think about the technology that goes into modern state-of-the-art agriculture? Investigate the technology and chemistry that puts food on our tables. Kansas helps feed the whole world!Member: $180Nonmember: $195