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Exploration Place

300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
316-660-0600
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Ranked #15 of 39 Attractions in Wichita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Derby, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't have high expectations of a stimulating tine. The traveling exhibit about skateboarding was dry and boring for a seven year old girl. Many parts of the exhibit were out of order. Waste of time. This Museum is architecturally beautiful located on the Arkansas River, unfortunately the river had gross waste floating in it. Many of interactive parts of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here with my daughter and my friend and her 2 boys. The boys had a blast as did my daughter. I really enjoyed going through Exploration Place. Definitely a place to take kids to.

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to take the kids and let then go through the exhibits. I really liked the model train town. The tornado exhibit was interesting. A lot of science you can get involved with. Balance, heart rate, and some old time myths about smoking.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place. My children love to go. But they never change anything other than the traveling exhibits. We don't go very often because it gets very redundant.

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Bluffton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Interesting exhibits but only for kids under 14. Description says for "all ages", but our college aged boys were bored and embarrassed to be there. Waste of money for what was offered.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After checking this place out online we were expecting a little more out of it. We had a good time and it was well worth the price for admission but just seemed to fall a little short for us.

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Wichita, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to visit Exploration Place one rainy afternoon. The kids had lots of fun running from one exhibit to the next. There were lots of things for them to interact with and they really had fun. It was nice because the place wasn't overly crowded or overly stimulating. I think that there was just enough for the kids to... More

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Yaounde, Cameroon
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice place to visit, but don't go without kids because that's what it's 100% geared for. I"ve taken my two kids there (under 10 years old) and they liked it, but it was just not really worth what they charge to get in.

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dcranky81
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of my best friends and I stopped in to kill some time while in Wichita on business. We had a blast! We are both 30-something and kids at heart. There was great hands-on exhibits of planes and flight simulators, air current simulations, wildlife exhibits, a castle/medieval area with many different activities and an area with more mature type building... More

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Spent about 3 hours there with a toddler, didn't try to see an IMAX but the little one enjoyed walking through the exhibits. Favorites were the medevil play area, block area although it made me nervous because of the desire my child has to kick over tall built towers! Tot Spot and veterinarian area were really good too. I think... More

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