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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

Jan 18

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/

Jan 25

Senior Wednesday

Senior Wednesday
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Time: 1:30 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
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/

Jan 28

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 04

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 04

Discover the Ice Age Opening Weekend

Discover the Ice Age
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Time: All Day Event
Date: through
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Be the first to experience the new traveling exhibit Discover the Ice Age. Construct caves and create cave drawings. Unearth how hunters survived in the wild. And more!

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

Feb 04

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 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/

Feb 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/

Feb 17

2017 Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Science and Engineering Fair
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Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date:
Location: Exploration Place
Category: Arts / Exhibits
Take a look at the innovative fair entries submitted by future scientists and engineers. Parents and teachers, enter your child on our website. Entries are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. Free admission. Sponsored by Westar Energy

http://exploration.org/event/2017-wichita-regional-science-and-engineering-fair/

Feb 20

School's Out Edventures

School's Out 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
Voyage to Vietnam: Food, Clothes and Games
Monday, Feb. 20
Recreate the Tet Festival with traditional Vietnamese clothing, five fruits and games “Crossing the Bamboo Bridge” and “Ball and Hoop Toss.”

Voyage to Vietnam: The Tet Festival
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Encounter the inner workings of Vietnam’s most important celebration. Learn a lion dance. Discover how to create fireworks.

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

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