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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 - Design Build Fly - Explore Kansas - 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 Dome Theater, Explore Store as well as the outdoor Exploration Park.

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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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    CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story OPENS

    Date: June 15, 2019 - June 16, 2019

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

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Discovery Camps

    Date: Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 8, Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Tinker Tech Summer Camps

    Date: Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 8, Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Preschool Summer Camps

    Date: Jun 18, Jun 25, Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 6, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Travel Camps

    Date: Jun 24, Jul 29, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday - Back to Ackerman

    Date: June 26, 2019

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Touch-A-Truck at Exploration Place

    Date: June 29, 2019

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

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Kid's Night Out - Believe it or Not!

    Date: July 5, 2019

    Time: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Sensory Friendly Fun

    Date: Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, 2020

    Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    EP21 - Love, Peace and Science

    Date: July 18, 2019

    Time: From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    LunarLeap50

    Date: July 20, 2019

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

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday - Moon Shot

    Date: July 24, 2019

    Time: Starting: 01:30 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday - The Whole Weird World

    Date: August 28, 2019

    Time: Starting: 01:30 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Kansas Kids Preschool Class

    Date: Sep 4, Sep 11, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, 2019

    Time: From: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Fiesta Hispana

    Date: September 15, 2019

    Time: From: 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    EP21 - '80s Blow Out

    Date: October 4, 2019

    Time: From: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    School's Out Edventures

    Date: Oct 18, Oct 21, Nov 11, Nov 27, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Light the Night Wichita

    Date: October 19, 2019

    Time: From: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Spooky Science at Exploration Place

    Date: October 19, 2019

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

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Senior Wednesday - Extreme Forecast

    Date: October 23, 2019

    Time: Starting: 01:30 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place

    Date: November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019

    Time: Starting: 10:00 AM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Rock the Dome 2019

    Date: Nov 30, Dec 28, 2019

    Time: Starting: 06:30 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    Winter Break Edventures

    Date: Dec 20, Dec 23, Dec 26 - 27, Dec 30, 2019

    Time: From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Location: Exploration Place

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    14th Annual Death by Chocolate

    Date: February 29, 2020

    Time: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    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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