Exploration Place103 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, Kansas, 67203, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3166600600
- Fax: +1-3166600670
- Ticket Price: 11 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Social, Arts, Museums
One of the most interactive museums in Kansas, the Exploration place has a number of exhibits that range from history, paleontology, human anatomy, aviation and science and innovation.
The exhibits include “Big Mouth” that gives you a better understanding of oral health, a “Bridging Art and science exhibit” where you can see the works of artists who have combined art with technology and science, a NANO exhibit that explains the use of nano technology in different sectors of our lives and a medieval castle and Tot’s spots where your children can play around. The creator space is apt for curious children who love hands-on experiments, building structures and making art. The KEVA section encourages visitors to build new designs and structures from small wooden planks of 4 inches – educating people on gravity, centre of mass, design strength and inventing new ways of combining art and design into a practical set up. The museum also has a miniature model of Kansa during the 1905’s that includes a number of iconic buildings with vintage styles houses and cars. The place also has a life size bubble machine, a café and a store where you can buy museum merchandise. The mini-golf is perfect for quick game before you leave the place.
The in –house Dome and Planetarium is the largest dome theatre in the state that has a 60-feet tall, 360-degree screen. The Kemper Creative Learning Studio has a seating capacity of 150 people and has live science shows that are a highlight of the place. The building itself is called “island building” since it appears as an island in the Arkansas river. When you visit the museum, take some time to see the architecture of the place as well.
Entrance Ticket Details For Exploration Place
- Adult (12 - 64): $10.50
- Senior (65+): $9
- Youth (3 - 11): $7
- Age 2 and under: Free
- Adult (12 - 64): $5
- Senior (65+): $4
- Youth (3 - 11): $3
- Age 2 and under: Free
- Adult (12 - 64): $13.50
- Senior (65+): $11.00
- Youth (3 - 11): $8.00
- Age 2 and under: Free
How to Reach Exploration Place
- By Bus: Douglas And Mclean Ob
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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62.05% of people who visit Wichita include Exploration Place in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
75% of people start their Exploration Place visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Exploration Place
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Exploration Place
Exploration Place Reviews & Ratings
This is a great place for kids of all ages!! (Including kids 20+). Was so fun and has a ton to see and do. Expect to spend at least 3 hours to see everything! Pricing is very realistic and they honor other science museum memberships! You have to go in the tornado simulator. I mean it is Kansas! Loved it!
No, really. It's cool...nice cold air-conditioning, so it makes a great activity for those scorching triple digit days. There is a big hall with exhibits that rotate out every 6 months or so; there is a superhero exhibit until January 2018. Then it will be replaced by a Rescue exhibit. After that I believe it will be sharks. There's a special area for kiddos 5 and under, which is nice. There's also a dome theater where you can see films about nature, etc. Some of the films cost extra, but they DO have some that are free to view at times, so be sure to ask at the admission desk! A lot of hands-on activities here, which helps keeps the kiddos occupied. There is a snack bar with stuff like hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, candy. The gift shop carries some neat science/history themed items, among other things. It's usually worth a look! At the far end of the Exploration Place parking lot, there's a walkway to a big bridge. If you venture over the bridge, you can visit the Keeper of the Plains statue.
Great science place! Lots of different areas to explore and very interactive. There's a closed in space for toddlers, a castle to explore medieval times, water experiments, aviation section, and the traveling exhibits are always interesting. The live science shows have a little bit for everyone. Entertaining, educational, and funny! Highly recommended and very family-friendly.
The building was beautiful! We were really happy to catch the special weather exhibition, and miniature Kansas was a lot of fun for my teenagers. I was a little disappointed that the Dome Theatre is only open on weekends so I missed out on the Apollo film since we are from out of town. Otherwise, it was fun for everyone.
Great place for kids! The toddler area is awesome and the exhibits are changing quite frequently. Good idea for a raining or cold day for the kiddos.