Exploration Place on the bank of the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas
Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas is a hands on science museum. Most of this river front museum is devoted to traveling exhibits. On the day we toured Exploration Place, those temporary exhibits includes Discovering Chimpanzees, Our Body, and The Scoop on Poop. But I more enjoyed the permanent displays such as Exploring Flight & Design, and Exploring Our Only Home.
A large portion of the permanent exhibits is devoted to the Kids' Explore area with a three story castle and the "Tots' Spot" play area for toddlers.
Exploration Place has two dining options. At WaterWay Cafe where you will find a selection of sandwiches, salads and hamburgers and you may dine outdoor on the Cafe terrace, overlooking the Arkansas River. The Egret Dining Room has its own distinct menu, and accepts reservations. You may dine at either restaurant without purchasing admission to the museum. Although the restaurants close at 4PM most days, they are open until 8PM on Thursdays.
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