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Exploration Place in Wichita

Exploration Place in Wichita is a popular destination and, personally, one of our family’s favorites. It offers a dynamic and ever-changing range of activities, ensuring each visit is a unique experience. The facility features a rotation of exhibits, allowing visitors to explore new adventures regularly. It is situated along the scenic Arkansas River, providing a picturesque setting for visitors to enjoy and one of the best views of the Keeper of the Plains.

We frequently visit Exploration Place with our family membership, and what I appreciate most is that there is so much to do and see. We also love going to Exploration Place’s Special Events.

Exploration Place Wichita Kansas

About Exploration Place Wichita: 

  • Exploration Place is Wichitas Science and Discovery Center and one of the biggest attractions in our City. It is fun to visit for all ages.
  • Traveling Exhibit: Bricktopia from January 26 – May 5, 2024
    • Million Brick Madness for you to build with a million plastic bricks.
    • Brick Dinos are made from plastic bricks.
    • Adrift is a story of women who collected plastic bricks along the shore and turned them into stunning sculptures.
  • Permanent Exhibits at Exploration Place:
    • Heath Inside Out
    • Design Build Fly
    • Explore Kansas
    • Where Kids Rule
    • Kansas Kids Connect
    • Sensory Garden
    • The Magic Carpet
    • Kansas in Miniature
    • KEVA
    • Sun, Earth, Universe
    • Making a Landmark
    • Mickey Shannon’s Kansas is Beautiful
  • Live Science Shows are happening multiple times a day. These shows are interactive, and a must-see! Each show is between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • The Dome is a 60-foot screen with a 360-degree view. This is a must-see!
  • Camps and Programs at Exploration Place

This is just a little recap of what Exploration Place has to offer. For more info, visit the Exploration Place’s website HERE.

Pro Tip: Exploration Place extends its hours until 8 pm on Thursday nights, a convenience we frequently take advantage of. It’s a delightful post-work activity to engage in with our daughter, providing a perfect blend of learning and play for her.

Exploration Place Discounts 2024: 

Museum for All – This program allows FREE admission for households receiving SNAP benefits. You must show your EBT card at the ticketing counter.

Blue Star Museum- This means they participate in this program, which offers FREE admission to active military personnel and their families from Aremed Forces Day to Labor Day. Learn more about Blue Star Museums.

Discovery Discount – Guests visiting the Cosmosphere (Hutchinson, Kansas) and Exploration Place within 30 days will receive a $5 discount at their second museum. The offer is valid on Exploration Place’s All-Access Pass and Cosmosphere’s All-Access Mission Pass. Visitors must present a receipt or ticket from the partner museum to qualify. The discount cannot be purchased online.

Educators receive 10% off in the Explore store with a proper ID badge.

Military & Veterans – Will receive 10% off on exhibits and memberships.

Seniors 65 + can receive a 10% discount on memberships.

AAA Members receive BOGO on museum exhibit admission.

Learn more about Exploration Place Discounts HERE. 

Exploration Place Wichita

Membership Perks: 

We have had a membership for years, and it’s the best deal in town. We have also used our membership at other Science Centers and Museums in different Cities. With our Membership Card, we got FREE admission to participating museums.

  • Unlimited Annual Visits
  • Discounted Pricing on special events, summer camps, birthday parties, and more.
  • Member Mornings. You can visit starting at 9 am from Memorial Day – Labor Day. This is one hour of some time in the museum to yourself – not really, but for my little one, I love taking advantage of this perk before it gets busier.
  • 10% off in the Explore Store and Snack Bar. 
  • Exploration Place participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program. Our members can use their membership card for free or discounted admission to over 300 science centers and museums worldwide.
  • These are just some of my favorite perks. Find out more Membership Perks HERE.

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Exploration Place Park Run is an event that happens every Saturday. If you like to walk or run in a group, you will love this FREE weekly event.

Exploration Place Hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 300 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, Kansas 67203

Admission:Visit the Exploration Place Website HERE. 

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