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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

Mar 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/

Mar 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/

Mar 25

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 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/

Mar 29

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/

Apr 01

Explore Kansas Exhibit Opening

Explore Kansas Exhibit Opening
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Time: All Day Event
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Experience new exhibit elements that focus on our state’s land, water, weather and the life it supports, both past and present. Encounter bison and throw chips into a simulated fire. In the new storm chaser vehicle, discover how weather instruments work – measure speed, humidity, storm direction and more. In the new aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve this precious resource.

http://exploration.org/event/explore-kansas/

Apr 01

5th Annual Smallgrass Film Festival

5th Annual Smallgrass
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Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Film / Movie
Experience a day full of specially-curated feature and short films for the young and young at heart. Be the first to see Exploration Place’s newest dome film, Titans of the Ice Age.
Plus, enjoy hands-on activities and all exhibits. Presented in partnership with Tallgrass Film Association. Special prices apply.

http://exploration.org/event/5th-annual-smallgrass-film-festival/

Apr 01

Explore Kansas Exhibit Opening

Explore Kansas Exhibit Opening
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Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Opens Saturday, April 1 Experience new exhibit elements that focus on our state’s land, water, weather and the life it supports, both past and present. Encounter bison and throw chips into a simulated fire. In the new storm chaser vehicle, discover how weather instruments work – measure speed, humidity, storm direction and more. In the new aquifer, determine your personal water use and learn ideas for steps to conserve this precious resource.

http://exploration.org/

Apr 09

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/

Apr 12

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/

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