Exploration Place Reviews
Kids will have a blast here, and there is enough interesting things for most adults too! Plan to spend at least 3 hours here. more »
The museum is housed in a unique building right on the river. We only explored the museum and didn’t catch a show. It’s a large hands on museum with plenty of educational opportunities for little ones... more »
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.
Great science place! Lots of different areas to explore and very interactive. There's a closed in space for toddlers, a castle to explore medieval times, water experiments, aviation section, and the traveling exhibits are always interesting. The live science shows have a little bit for everyone. Entertaining, educational, and funny! Highly recommended and very family-friendly.
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