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Exploration Place

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Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
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+1 316-660-0600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and...

Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and teach about science, and that's only inside the main building. Outside there's a park where visitors can observe Kansas wildlife in a wetlands habitat and dig for archeological treasures inside a giant sandbox.

 

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Wedding Venue

We attended our godson's wedding here and felt it was an excellent location. The view at sunset while they were saying their vows was breath taking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kathyjkulaga
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Oley, Pennsylvania
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Oley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended our godson's wedding here and felt it was an excellent location. The view at sunset while they were saying their vows was breath taking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have young to middle school aged kids that need a morning or afternoon activity this will definitely fill the bill. With a large number of hands on exhibits and experiments to occupy the time and keep them engaged, it fits the "If you're not careful, you might learn something".

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Thank navyhmc
Newton, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exploration Place is an extremely fun and interactive adventure for all ages ! The educational value of the exhibits are boundless. Something for everyone and I learned things that I did not know. Love this place HIGHLY recommended !

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Thank Craig A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is wonderful for both children and adults alike. There is a great play area for smaller children as well as many interesting areas for preteens. Exploration Place will show many aspects of both science and fun.

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Thank Sue B
Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

When the weather is too hot, too cold or just too windy to bear this a wonderful place to spend an hour or a day. Lots for children of all ages, especially to interact with. Lots of special weekend programs and rotating exhibits keeps it new even after the 30th visit. Even my middle schooler likes the children's area, complete... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is an awesome place for kids and adults alike. Loved the show and can't wait to bring my grand kid's here to see a show. Staff worked very hard accommodating everyone. Will definitely come back!

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Thank Tara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We love the exploration place. Especially all the exhibits and I'm so glad the Change exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit was my kids favorite so far. Definitely recommend especially for families with younger children!!

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Thank JandChow
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a great place to take the kids for a fun afternoon. They have lots of interactive things for the kids to play with. This museum is free with the ASTC museum pass. They also do daily science shows that teach the kids experiments and allows the children to get on stage. I recommend this place with children from... More 

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Thank John M
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wonderful place to take the family for an afternoon. The 'kids' room is a wonderful place to let the little ones run free. So much for them to do.

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Wichita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was very educational and the kids had a lot of fun. We saw the life size dinosaurs, and they were very realistic. We shopped at the souvenir shop, and we're surprised that the prices were so reasonable. We will definitely be going back again!

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