Exploration Place 
300 North Mclean Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67203
(316) 660-0600 

Sunday:   Noon - 5PM
Monday - Saturday:  10AM - 5PM

 Ages 12-64: $10.50    65+: $9      3-11: $7
Prices do not include sales tax or additional charges

Additional fees for Dome theatre, activities and special exhibits

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mammoth tusk at Exploration Place Exploration Place Map
Exploration Place - Wichita, Kansas
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.

Exploring Flight and Design exhibit at Exploartion Place
Exploring Flight and Design

Exploration Place Stream Table
Building mountains in the Stream Table

Kansas in Miniature at Exploration Place
Kansas in Miniature

Child in giant soap bubble
 

Explore Store at Exploration Place
You may shop in the Explore Store without paying for admission to the museum

The Scoop on Poop
The Scoop on Poop was a temporary 2008 exhibit based
on the book by Dr. Wayne Lynch

Poop Defined
"What is poop?"

Exploration Place Map
Exploration Place Map

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