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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 24

Kansas Kids Preschool Class

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Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Date: Wednesday January 24, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Wednesday or Friday
January - May
10 30 - 11 30 a.m.
Ages 3 - 5
Registration required for all classes at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.

Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world - its science for preschoolers. Explore different parts of an airplane, what makes them fly, and more. Plus, discover what its like to rescue people in the different elements.

Prices
Member5 per child, adult member free
Nonmember7 per child, includes 1 adult

January All About Planes
Jan. 10 or 12 - Tools
Jan. 17 or 19 - Load It
Jan. 24 or 26 - Weight and Balance
Jan. 31 or Feb. 2 - Parts and Pieces

February Forces of Flight
Feb. 7 or 9 - G is for Gravity
Feb. 14 or 16 - D is for Drag
Feb. 21 or 23 - L is for Lift
Feb. 28 or March 2 - T is for Thrust

March To the Rescue
March 7 or 9 - Air
March 14 or March 16 - Water
March 28 or 30 - Land

April Fly the Stormy Skies
April 4 or 6 - Clouds
April 11 or 13 - Ice
April 18 or 20 - Water
April 25 or 27 - Wind

May Playing with Planes
May 2 or 4 - No Engines Needed
May 9 or 11 - Propellers
May 16 or 18 - Wheels Up
May 23 or 25 - Wing Shapes

http://exploration.org/

Jan 24

Senior Wednesday

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Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Wednesday January 24, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Other
Located in the Kemper Creative Learning Studio

January 24
Designing Design Build Fly
How do you create an aviation exhibit in the Air Capital of the World? Jan Luth, Exploration Place President will describe the intricacies of creating an exhibit honoring Wichitas rich aviation heritage.

February 28
Air-Med and Rescue Diving
Delve deep and fly high with Frank Williams, LifeTeam Critical Care Transport Program Director who will discuss the role of a rescue dive team and an air medical team and how they care for people in those situations.

March 28
Do Not Let Falls Get You Down
Discover tips and tools that will help you prevent falls, stay active and independent with this interactive presentation for older adults and caregivers.





April 25
Sheriffs as First Responders
Experience how the brave men and women of the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office work to track and rescue people after emergencies, accidents and tragedy. And meet a special tracking dog who will demonstrate some amazing canine skills.

May 23
Test Piloting
Explore what it takes to manipulate the contents of a planes cockpit from someone who actually does.

http://exploration.org/

Feb 11

Sensory Friendly Fun

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Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date: Sunday February 11, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Second Sunday of each month starting Jan. 14
10 - 11:30 a.m.
For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sensory processing sensitivities

During this time, you and your child will experience the museum without the noise, crowds or the stimulation of a regular day.

Included in general museum admission, free for members.

http://exploration.org/

Feb 14

Children's Spanish Program

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Time: 10:15 am - 10:30 am
Date: Wednesday February 14, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Second Wednesday of each month
10:15 - 10:35 a.m.
Ages 1 - 4 with adult

Learn Spanish vocabulary, such as colors, numbers, through song and play.
Instruction provided by Zinta Inspired Language. Located in Kemper Creative Learning Studio. Limit 30. First come, first served.

http://exploration.org/

Feb 16

2018 Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Date: Friday February 16, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Arts / Exhibits
For Grades 4 - 12
Friday, Feb. 16
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Take a look at the innovative fair entries submitted by future scientists and engineers. Registration coming soon at www.exploration.org. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 1. Free admission.

http://exploration.org/

Feb 19

School's Out Edventures

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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Monday February 19, 2018 through Tuesday February 20, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Ground School
Monday, Feb. 19
Prepare for takeoff as you discover how to clear the aircraft for flight and service aircraft during pit stops.

Test Pilot
Tuesday, Feb. 20
Earn your wings in the pilot training course. Will you ace it?

http://exploration.org/

Feb 20

TOT Tuesday

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Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Date: Tuesday February 20, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Third Tuesday of each month
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Ages 2 - 5 with adult

Enjoy early childhood educational experiences at Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita WATER Center and others.

TOT Tuesday at Exploration Place is included in general museum admission, free for members.

http://exploration.org

Feb 24

12th Annual Death by Chocolate

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Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: $90
Category: Fund Raiser
Saturday, Feb. 24
7 - 10 p.m.

Indulge in delicious delights for STEM education.

Sample delicious chocolates and savory food.
Jam to live music and dancing.
Enjoy live science demos, games and more!

Tickets: $90 (plus tax)
For ages 21 and older

All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Exploration Place. Tickets on sale now at www.exploration.org.

http://exploration.org/

Mar 16

Spring Break Edventures

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Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Date: Friday March 16, 2018 through Friday March 23, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Spring Break Edventures
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades K - 5
Registration required for all edventures at www.exploration.org or 316-660-0620.

Engineer an Escape
Friday, March 16
Get out of here if you can. Put your skills to work as the museum turns into an escape room.

Rescue in the Night
Monday, March 19
Peer through the eyes of a rescuer as you create your own night vision goggles and discover how to save the day in the dark.

Super Senses
Tuesday, March 20
Put your skills to the test as you investigate your bodys reaction to the senses.

Rescue Racers
Wednesday, March 21
Race the clock in route to a daring rescue.

Become a Rescuer
Thursday, March 22
Hang out with the pros and discover the science of saving.

Fire Science
Friday, March 23
Light the fire of knowledge with color-changing flames and lessons in fire safety.

http://exploration.org/

Apr 7

Breakfast with Local Heroes

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Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Location: Exploration Place
Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS, 67203
Category: Kids / Family
Breakfast with Local Heroes
Saturday, April 7
9 - 11 a.m.

Spend a fun morning with the brave men and women who perform daring rescues and keep our community safe. Find out how they use science to save the day, and get exclusive access to the traveling exhibit, Rescue.

http://exploration.org/

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