Exploration Place on the bank of the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas
Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas is a hands on science museum. Much of this riverfront museum is devoted to traveling exhibits, but I more enjoyed the permanent displays such as Exploring Flight & Design, and Exploring Our Only Home. I really enjoyed "Kansas in Miniature," a small scale recreation of early 1950s Kansas which includes many famous Kansas attractions and an "O" gauge miniature train.
A large portion of the permanent exhibits is devoted to Where Kids Rule with a three story castle and Kansas Kids Connect where young children can plant a garden, fix a tractor, climb through layers of earth to see how wheat grows and much more.
Exploration Place used to have two fairly interesting dining options, but WaterWay Café and Egert Dining Room are no longer open. They do have a Snack Bar across Kansas in Miniature that offers light snacks and drinks for sale.
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