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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: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Exploration Place Events

Feb 25

Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival

Voyage to Vietnam
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Time: All Day Event
Date: through
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Feb 25

Discover the Ice Age

Discover the Ice Age
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Time: All Day Event
Date: through
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Feb 25

Vietnamese Language Classes

Vietnamese Language Classes
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Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Vietnamese Language Classes
Ages 5 and older
Saturdays, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
February 4 - April 22

Learn Vietnamese vocabulary such as greetings, colors, numbers and names of food.

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/vietnamese-language-class/

Feb 25

11th Annual Death by Chocolate

11th  Death by Chocolate
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Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Price: 85
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Sample delicious chocolates and savory food.
• Jam to live music and dancing with Annie Up.
• Enjoy live science demos, games and more!

Tickets: $85 (plus tax)
For ages 21 and older

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Exploration Place.
Exploration Place will close at 2 p.m. to prepare for this event.

http://exploration.org/event/11th-death-by-chocolate/

Mar 01

Kansas Kids Preschool Class

Kansas Kids Preschool
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Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Mar 08

Children's Spanish Program

Children's Spanish
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Time: 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Mar 12

Sensory Friendly Fun

Sensory Friendly Fun
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Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Mar 17

Voyage to Vietnam Spring Break

Voyage to Vietnam
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Time: All Day Event
Date: through
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Museum Tet Festival
Saturday, March 18
Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with special dances, fashion shows, food, music, games and more featuring local Vietnamese organizations, groups and vendors. Plus, celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese New Year with the museum’s own re-creation of Tet Festival.

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

Mar 17

School's Out Edventures

School's Out Edventures
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Price: 30, 35 per day
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Super Science Skills
Friday, March 17
Master your super skills through amazing feats of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/schools-out-edventures/

Mar 20

Spring Break Edventures

Spring Break Edventures
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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: through
Location: Exploration Place
Price: 30, 35 per day
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24
Choose just one day or more or sign up for the whole week!
Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mammoth Monday
Monday, March 20
Design and build a mammoth habitat, determine its diet and experiment how it can stay warm.

Cats, Wolves and Sloths, Oh My!
Tuesday, March 21
Mammoths aren’t the only mega-fauna found during the ice age! Pick at an ice block to release other ice age animals.

Winter is Here
Wednesday, March 22
Sift through the shifts and changes in climate that caused the ice age.

Survive the Ice Age
Thursday, March 23
Learn to survive in cold temperatures. Build a tent and “hunt” for food.

End of an Era
Friday, March 24
Save mammoths from a tar pit and delve into the ice age extinctions.

Edventure Prices (per day)
Member: $30
Nonmember: $35

Before Care (7:30 - 9 a.m.): $5
After Care (4 - 6 p.m.): $5

http://exploration.org/programs/parents/spring-break-edventures/

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