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Bricktopia Exhibit at Exploration Place

Exploration Place has a new exhibit for 2024 called Bricktopia, which will have three exhibits from January 26 – to May 5, 2024. Participants can spark the imaginations of their little builders and environmental enthusiasts alike as they explore, create, and inspire together in the magical world of Bricktopia. I’m equally enthusiastic about this exhibit as my daughter. Building bricks appeals to all ages.

Exploration Place is a science and discovery center located in Wichita, Kansas. It is a dynamic, hands-on museum that offers engaging exhibits and educational programs for visitors of all ages. This museum is our family’s favorite, and we recommend getting a membership for the best Deal. We use our membership all the time with the ever-changing exhibits and so much to see and explore. 

Pro Tip: If you are a family with 2 adults and 2 kids and you visit the museum and pay general admission, your one-time visit will cost you $70, or you can purchase a family membership for $85 and visit the museum all year long! Find out all the other perks of an Exploration Place Membership. 

Bricktopia at Exploration Place Wichita

Bricktopia at Exploration Place: 

  • Million Brick Madness: Participants can unleash their creativity with one million plastic bricks. They have the opportunity to build, engineer, design, and even destruct their own creations.
  • Brick Dinos: Showcases intricate dioramas of dinosaurs, each meticulously crafted entirely from plastic bricks by renowned artist Warren Elsmore.
  • Adrift: Embark on the remarkable journey of a woman who transformed a mishap into a masterpiece in Adrift. Explore the narrative of her years-long quest to gather plastic bricks along the shore from a spilled cargo container. Witness the awe-inspiring process as she turns these ocean-bound bricks into stunning sculptures and art, all while raising awareness about the crucial topics of clean oceans, animal preservation, and conservation.

 

 
 
Pro Tip: Exploration Place is open late on Thursdays. They stay open until 8 pm, which is great for our family so we can take our daughter after work. To make it an extra special outing, here are some dining deals on Thursdays. 
  • Doo-Dah Diner: Free monkey bread with purchase from 4 – 8 pm.
  • Whiskey Dicks: $0.99 tacos.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy one, get one free boneless wings of equal value all day.
  • Wichita Restaurant Deals

Block-In Overnight Events:

Sleep with over one million LEGO bricks in Bricktopia!

As part of this exhibit, they are offering Block-In Overnights, providing an opportunity for attendees to set up camp inside Bricktopia at Exploration Place. It’s a unique experience that adds an extra layer of excitement to the overall event, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the world of building bricks for an extended period.

Exploration Place Block In

About Block-In:

  • Discover the museum exhibits, with a special focus on Bricktopia! This is ideal for ages 5+. An adult must attend with a child. 
  • Participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt for added excitement.
  • Indulge in popcorn and a movie for a delightful evening.
  • Experience the unique opportunity to set up camp and spend the night in the exhibits. Fulfill the dream of sleeping in a museum!
  • Dinner, snacks, and breakfast are included during your stay. 
Dates: 
  • February 9
  • March 22
  • April 19

Get your Tickets HERE on the Exploration Place Website

Fun Facts about Brick Building Toys: 

World Records: The tallest structure ever built with interlocking plastic bricks was a tower constructed with over 500,000 bricks. This record-setting tower reached an impressive height of over 114 feet!

Endless Creativity: Brick toys are renowned for promoting creativity and problem-solving skills in children. Building with bricks encourages them to think spatially, plan ahead, and bring their imaginative ideas to life.

Ancient Beginnings: The concept of brick toys can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Archaeologists have discovered brick-like toys made of clay dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, showing that the idea of building with bricks has been enjoyed by children for thousands of years.

Educational Benefits: Beyond play, brick toys have educational benefits. They contribute to the development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and even mathematical concepts as children count and arrange bricks.

Collector’s Delight: Some adults have turned their love for brick toys into a serious hobby. Collectors seek rare and vintage sets, and there is a thriving market. 

Bricktopia At Exploration Place

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