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Exploration Place

Exploration Place

Exploration Place
300 N. McLean Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67203
Fax: 316.660.0670
316.660.0600
877.904.1444
Today's Hours: Noon - 5:00PM

Exploration Place Events

Apr 23

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

Voyage to Vietnam
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Time: All Day Event
Date: Saturday January 28, 2017 through Sunday April 23, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, dress and food of Vietnamese culture and traditions. Try your hand at the popular game Bau cua ca cop. Dance with a lion mask. Pose for an interactive family photo. Program your own fireworks show.

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival was created by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by Association of Children’s Museums.

http://exploration.org/exhibits/voyage-to-vietnam-celebrating-the-tet-festival-special-events-and-programs/

Apr 23

Discover the Ice Age

Discover the Ice Age
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Time: All Day Event
Date: Saturday February 4, 2017 through Sunday April 30, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Travel back in time to a frigid world where woolly mammoths, dire wolves, saber-toothed cats, massive bears and cave people roam. Use life-sized animations to understand how animals and humans adapted to this world. Touch a real fossil from this time period.

Discover the Ice Age is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.
Locally sponsored by the Shaw Family Foundation.

http://exploration.org/exhibits/discover-the-ice-age-special-events-and-programs/

Apr 26

Kansas Kids Preschool Class

Kansas Kids Preschool
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Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: 5, 7
Category: Arts / Exhibits
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 3 - 5

Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid. Read a story, take part in dramatic play, hands-on experiments and activities in the exhibits.

January: Sensational STEM
4 Magnificent Magnetism
11 Static and Electricity
18 Build It and Break It
25 Robots and Inventions

February: Discover the Ice Age
1 Glaciers and Tar Pits
8 Mega Mammals
15 Cool it Down
22 Staying Warm

March: Vietnam’s Tet Festival
1 Food
8 Colors and Clothes
15 Fireworks and Friends
29 Lion Dance and the Year of the Rooster

April: Kansas Creations
5 Kansas Mammals (Bison and Other Mammals)
12 Bugs and Insects
19 Wonderful Weather
26 Kansas Nature - Open Exploration

May: Fun with Food
3 What’s Cooking?
10 Shapes in Food
17 Healthy Food
24 Farm to Table

Prices
Member: $5 per child (adult member free)
Nonmember: $7 per child (includes 1 adult)
Includes newsletter linked to the month’s theme.
Advance registration required.

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/kansas-kids-preschool-class/

Apr 26

Senior Wednesday

Senior Wednesday
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Time: 1:30 pm
Date: Wednesday April 26, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: 4
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Senior Wednesday
1:30 p.m.
Admission: $4 (plus tax)
Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio

Science of Snowflakes
January 25
Investigate what makes snowflakes unique and special.

Vietnam Ceremonial Customs
February 22
Explore Vietnam's rich wedding customs through video, clothing, artifacts and live interactions.

Vietnamese Cuisine
March 22
Make your own spring roll with our Vietnamese volunteers.

Fossils of the Pleistocene Epoch
April 26
Meet Dr. David Hughes (WSU) and encounter Kansas fossils from the ice age.

Kansas Weather Wonders
May 24
Discover the science of Kansas weather and why we've come to expect the unexpected.

http://exploration.org/programs/adults/senior-wednesday/

May 10

Children's Spanish Program

Children's Spanish
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Time: 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Date: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Children’s Spanish Program
Adult and Toddler (Ages 1 - 4)
Wednesdays, 10:15 - 10:35 a.m.
Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors and numbers, through song and play. Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/learn-spanish/

May 14

Sensory Friendly Fun

Sensory Friendly Fun
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Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date: Sunday May 14, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.

http://exploration.org/event/sensory-friendly-fun-12/

May 20

Hall of Heroes

Hall of Heroes
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Time: All Day Event
Date: Saturday May 20, 2017 through Monday January 1, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Unleash your superpowers and test your skills of gadgets and more. Investigate movie props, costumes, memorabilia and rare artifacts, including a full-scale "half" replica of the 1960s Batmobile.
Hall of Heroes is produced by Stage Nine Exhibitions.
Locally sponsored by Westar Energy.

http://exploration.org/event/hall-of-heroes-national-traveling-exhibit/

May 30

Summer Camps

Summer Camps
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Tuesday May 30, 2017 through Friday June 2, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: 100, 115
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Summer Camps
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entering Grades 1 - 6

These unforgettable experiences engage curiosity, promote creativity, enhance scientific knowledge - and are fun! Campers will be divided into age-appropriate groups based on enrollment.

Special 4-Day Camp!
May 30 - June 2 - Minecraft® Mayhew
Make your own characters and game fields as you bring Minecraft® to life.

http://exploration.org/programs/summer-camps/

Jun 05

Superhero Science

Superhero Science
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday June 5, 2017 through Friday June 9, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: 125, 140
Category: Arts / Exhibits
June 5 - 9 Superhero Science
Activate your super powers and super tricks to discover awesome science and tech skills.

http://exploration.org/programs/summer-camps/

Jun 05

Heroes Alive: Comic Strip Animation

Heroes Alive
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday June 5, 2017 through Friday June 9, 2017
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: 125, 140
Category: Arts / Exhibits
June 5 - 9 Heroes Alive: Comic Strip Animation*
Design and animate digital heroes that fly over the Wichita cityscape. *Includes instruction by Pixel Time.

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/tinkertech-summer-edventures/

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