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    Exploration Place

    • 300 N McLean Blvd.
    • Wichita, KS 67203-5901

    Welcome to the state’s premier science center – Exploration Place! Parked along the picturesque Arkansas River, Exploration Place inspires the next generation of Wichita scientists and engineers. The interactive museum emphasizes aviation, Kansas geography and hosts traveling exhibits that showcase the importance of math and science in the world around us. Permanent exhibits include: - Big Mouth Exhibit - Bridging Art & Science -CreatorSpace - Exploring Flight and Design - Exploring Our Only Home - Kansas in Miniature - Kansas Kids Connect - KEVA: Build Your Mind - Making a Landmark - Nano - The Vanishing Cowboy - Where Kids Rule Visitors can also enjoy the Boeing Dome Theater, Explore Store as well as the outdoor Exploration Park and MiniGolf course.

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    • Capacity: 2000
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    • Days & Hours: Sun-Mon Noon-5pm, Tues-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm
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    • Group Min: 15
    • Group Rate: yes
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    • Price Range: $3-$8
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    • Tour Length: Call 265-4285 for details
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    • Days & Hours: T-Sat 10-5 Sun 12-5
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    Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag

    Date: July 11, 2018 - September 3, 2018

    Time: Call 316-660-0600 to confirm daily show times

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Great White Shark

    Date: June 25, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    EP 21

    Date: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday

    Date: Aug 22, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Children's Spanish Program

    Date: Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Kansas Kids Preschool Class

    Date: Recurring weekly on Wednesday until December 19, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Fiesta Hispana

    Date: September 16, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Wichita Light the Night

    Date: September 29, 2018

    Time: Starting: 06:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: October 19, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    5th Annual Spooky Science

    Date: October 20, 2018

    Time: From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Spooky Science

    Date: October 20, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: Oct 22, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Gingerbread Village

    Date: November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: November 12, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: November 21, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show

    Date: November 24, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Let It Snow!

    Date: November 24, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Explore Store Discount Weekend

    Date: Nov 25, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Meet Santa

    Date: Dec 15, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Winter Break Edventures

    Date: Dec 20 - 21, Dec 26 - 28, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Rock the Dome

    Date: Dec 29, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    • Exhibits Space
    • Description Exploration Place's dramatic architecture and stunning views serve as a compelling background, matched only by its extraordinary exhibits, high-tech theaters, and unique outdoor spaces.
    • Exhibits 5
    • Total Sq. Ft. 3575
    • Reception Capacity 400
    • Theatre Capacity 165
    • Banquet Capacity 250
    • Number of Rooms 6
    • Classroom Capacity 60
    The Grand Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3000
    • Theater Capacity: 300
    • Banquet Capacity: 210
    • Reception Capacity: 400
    The Main Lobby
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3000
    • Banquet Capacity: 210
    • Reception Capacity: 400
    The Board Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 700
    • Reception Capacity: 28
    Kemper Creative Learning Studio
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1250
    • Theater Capacity: 150
    Discovery room B
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 750
    • Classroom Capacity: 40
    WaterWay Cafe
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
    • Banquet Capacity: 85
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