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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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    • Group Rate: On Request
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    Kansas Kids Preschool Class

    Date: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday until May 25, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Children's Spanish Program

    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st until May 1, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday

    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st until May 1, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Sensory Friendly Fun

    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st until May 1, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    TOT Tuesdays

    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st until May 1, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Spring Break Edventures: Rescue Racers & Fire Science

    Date: Mar 19 - 23, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Breakfast with Local Heroes

    Date: April 7, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: Apr 13, Apr 16, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Wichita Great Strides Walk

    Date: May 5, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Exploration Place: Riverflix

    Date: May 11, May 18, May 25, 2018

    Time: TBA

    Location: Exploration Place

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    RiverFlix

    Date: Recurring weekly on Friday until May 25, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

    Date: May 26, 2018 - September 3, 2018

    Time: Regular museum hours apply

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Summer Camps

    Date: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 10, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Tinker Tech Summer Camp

    Date: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 10, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Preschool Summer Camps

    Date: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 10, 2018

    Location: Exploration Place

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    4th Annual Wichita Mini Maker Faire

    Date: July 21, 2018 - July 22, 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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