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Exploration Place

Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 316-660-0600
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Ranked #9 of 30 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...
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Wichita, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
1 review
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I visited Wichita to see a concert, we had a whole day to kill so we started off at Exploration Place. This is a science center/childrens museum/planetarium place AND they have mini-golf. We did all of it, starting with mini golf, which could be better but it was nicely manicured and outside along the riverfront. The exhibits... More 

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wichita, kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

i took my kids here when they were little and exploration place had just opened. now, a few years later I went back and was quite disappointed! although they do try and bring new attractions in on a regular basis, many of the displays didn't work, were broken or simply didn't have enough explanation to get them to work. the... More 

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