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Exploration Place, Wichita

#2 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Kansas
Science Museum · Specialty Museum
Exploration Place is a science museum located on the west side of the Arkansas River in the Delano neighborhood of Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution.
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  • Typically, I think all science museums are the same, but I did enjoy this one. I came in with my husband and teenager during the pandemic, and our temperatures were haphazardly checked at the door...  more »
  • What a great place for children of all ages. Not only do they have fun but they also learn. Mask is required to enter and they check the temperature. There is a hand sanitaizer at every corner. Very.....  more »
  • This is a great place for kids of all ages!! (Including kids 20+). Was so fun and has a ton to see and do. Expect to spend at least 3 hours to see everything! Pricing is very realistic and they honor other science museum memberships! You have to go in the tornado simulator. I mean it is Kansas! Loved it!
  • No, really. It's cool...nice cold air-conditioning, so it makes a great activity for those scorching triple digit days. There is a big hall with exhibits that rotate out every 6 months or so; there is a superhero exhibit until January 2018. Then it will be replaced by a Rescue exhibit. After that I believe it will be sharks. There's a special area for kiddos 5 and under, which is nice. There's also a dome theater where you can see films about nature, etc. Some of the films cost extra, but they DO have some that are free to view at times, so be sure to ask at the admission desk! A lot of hands-on activities here, which helps keeps the kiddos occupied. There is a snack bar with stuff like hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, candy. The gift shop carries some neat science/history themed items, among other things. It's usually worth a look! At the far end of the Exploration Place parking lot, there's a walkway to a big bridge. If you venture over the bridge, you can visit the Keeper of the Plains statue.

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