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FREE Admission to Exploration Place for veterans and their families on November 11

Veterans Day at Exploration Place

After the Veterans Day Parade, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, local military veterans and their families can get FREE admission to Exploration Place. It’s a special “thank you” to the military for all they do. Your FREE admission includes all Exploration Place exhibits, including the new exhibit, Arctic Adventure, which opens November 10. Tickets to […]

Gingerbread Village Event at Exploration Place

Gingerbread Village Exploration Place

The annual Gingerbread Village is BACK for 2023! Gingerbread Village, is one of Wichita’s favorite holiday traditions at Exploration Place on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, 2023. Museum admission is free with Gingerbread Village The beloved event is a partnership between Exploration Place and the Assistance League of Wichita. We all agree that […]

2020 Maker Faire at Exploration Place in Wichita

Wichita Mini Makers Faire

Hey you DIYers, crafters, bakers, entertainers, inventors, and artists, the annual Maker Faire is coming to Wichita in April at Exploration Place! What is the Maker Faire? The Maker Faire is an opportunity for makers to showcase their projects and share with Wichita what they are doing and learning. Driven by Make: magazine, the Maker […]

Spooky Science at Exploration Place

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Included with admission on Saturday October 19, Exploration Place will hold a new family-friendly “Spooky Science” event. Kids can wear their costumes and enjoy Halloween-themed science experiments, along with all the regular exhibits. Spooky Science will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. You can visit their website for more details about […]

Movies at the Boeing Dome Theater at Exploration Place

If you’re looking for something to do in Wichita, you might want to plan a trip to the Boeing Dome Theater at Exploration Place. You’ll find movies in the dome theater for every age, and tickets are just $7 for children ages 3-11 and seniors 65+, and $8 for ages 12-64. General museum admission is […]

Exploration Place Brings Wichita’s Aviation Industry to Life with New Exhibit

Design Build Fly exhibit at Exploration Place

A brand-new permanent exhibit, Design, Build, Fly, is now open at Exploration Place! The exhibit encompasses all that makes Wichita the “Air Capital of the World”.  This hands-on experience is a great way for generations to bond and feel a sense of pride in our community. I envision parents and grandparents enjoying the exhibit and telling their […]

Spring Break at Exploration Place

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Exploration Place has a full week of activities planned for spring break! Spend a day enjoying the national touring exhibit, Discover the Ice Age, enjoy a Voyage to Vietnam with the spring break Tet Festival activities, then take in the new dome movie, Titans of the Ice Age at the Boeing Dome Theater. Pick up an Explore Card and get […]

4th Annual Smallgrass Film Festival at Exploration Place

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For the fifth year, Exploration Place and Tallgrass Film Association will present Smallgrass, a family-friendly film festival for the young and young at heart. Experience a day full of specially-curated films, including both features and short films. Smallgrass offers a unique and affordable entertainment option for families with children of all ages over the Martin […]

Discount Day at Exploration Place this Sunday!

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Admission at Exploration Place will be discounted this Sunday, July 17th. Admission will be only $2.98 for ages 3 and up. This includes all exhibits, as well as admission into one film in the Dome Theater and Planetarium. Dinosaurs in Motion is the current traveling exhibit at EP, and there’s a new Dome movie called Flying Monsters […]

New Kansas Kids Preschool Class at Exploration Place

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Exploration Place has a new preschool class designed specially for kids ages three through five with a parent. These classes will be held on most Wednesday mornings and afternoons. Investigate, discover and question with your Kansas Kid and encounter the wonder of our world ? it’s science for preschoolers! Read a story, take part in dramatic […]

FREE Admission (for Everyone!) to Exploration Place

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In honor of Veterans’ Day, EVERYONE can get FREE admission to Exploration Place on Sunday, November 8, 2015. It’s a special “thank you” to the community for supporting Exploration Place and to the military for all they do. Your FREE admission includes all Exploration Place exhibits for free, including the current traveling exhibit, Design Zone, […]

Special advance ticket discount for Museum of the Undead for 21+ only this Friday

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This Friday night, adults 21+ should escape to the Zombie-safe zone at Exploration Place, where you’ll roam through the museum developing survival skills to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. Guests will: – witness a zombie dissection. – use mirrors to trick zombies. – aim for a target using marshmallows and PVC pipe. – observe scientists […]

Happy Birthday, Exploration Place! $5 Admission for Everyone

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Exploration Place place is celebrating its 15th birthday with discounted admission and special activities for the weekend of Saturday, April 11 from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, from 1-5 p.m.. Admission is just $5 per person per day and includes the traveling exhibit Wildlife Rescue, the regular EP exhibits, and special activities. You’ll also […]

FREE Family Event at Exploration Place

Exploration Place will host another FREE Final Friday exhibit opening this weekend that’s perfect for families. The Bridging Art and Science Final Friday exhibit opening will be held on Friday, February 27 in the bridge area just off the main lobby. During this free, family-friendly event, visitors will see original art by 10th, 11th, and 12th graders […]

Father’s Day Weekend Fun at Exploration Place

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Kids and parents alike will have fun this Fathers Day weekend with a new Dome Theater movie, and dads get in free with one paid admission! The new film, The Last Reef, opens Saturday, June 20, 2015 Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, bush through a cloud of a million jellyfish and voyage to an unfamiliar […]

Spring Break at Exploration Place: Slam Dunk Edventures

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Exploration Place will have a full week of spring break “Edventures” for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade. What’s even better is that you can get a special discount if you register your child for any 3 or all 5 sessions. The Spring Break Slam Dunk Edventures will feature a different theme each day. Each […]

Smallgrass Includes Admission to Exploration Place

See the newest version of this post: Smallgrass at Exploration Place Smallgrass is the newest addition to Tallgrass Film Festival. It’s a children’s film program that will be shown at Exploration Place during the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Smallgrass begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday October 20, 2012. Admission is $7 per person ($5 for members […]

FREE Kid’s Day Ham Radio Demonstration at Exploration Place

The Wichita Amateur Radio Club will be set up in the main lobby of Exploration Place on Saturday, June 15, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can learn about ham radios, go live on the air, and talk to experienced radio operators. It’s free and open to the public. The Star Wars exhibit […]

B98 Listener Appreciation Party: Get in to Exploration Place, Museum of World Treasures, and Kansas Aviation Musuem for just $.98 per location!

We had such a great time participating in this last year! B98 is showing its appreciation to listeners again this year by giving everyone deeply-discounted admission to 3 major Wichita attractions: Exploration Place, Museum of World Treasures, and the Kansas Aviation Museum. Note: CSI: The Exhibit is not included with the 98-cent admission at Exploration Place; however, […]

Dog Day Afternoon at Exploration Place

Exploration Place kicks off its spring/summer series of outdoor events on the first day of spring break with Dog Day Afternoon. Admission is free. Show up with Fido at the Entrance Plaza between 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for a dog-themed afternoon, with EP’s Ready Vet Go exhibit, talks from local experts on pet care and […]