Exploration Place

Exploration Place, Wichita: Hours, Address, Exploration Place Reviews: 4.5/5

Exploration Place
4.5
Speciality Museums • Science Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Adam S
San Diego, CA8 contributions
A gem by the riverside
Sep 2021
This was an affordable and enjoyable family day out, with something for everyone. Our 12 year old enjoyed it a lot. Parking was convenient and free. Facilities are clean and modern. The science museum is housed in some stunning buildings alongside the Arkansas River. In places it feels like you are right out there in the water. There are a lot of exhibits, nearly all of them full of hands on interactives. There were live science demos and we enjoyed a movie in the giant dome theater.
Written September 21, 2021
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Rachel A
6 contributions
My 4 yo loved this place!
Sep 2021 • Family
Very cool place! My 4 yo loved it. We checked out the exhibits and the dome theater. Her favorite was the exhibits definitely would suggest a slightly older age group to sit through the video in the theater but it was pretty cool!
Written September 4, 2021
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toni_tx
western kansas108 contributions
Fun place to visit
Aug 2021 • Family
Took my niece here and she had a great time. She enjoyed everything there was to do. I was impressed by the workers sanitizing everything since this is definitely a “hands on” type of place. It was nice to get in free using the app also!
Written August 8, 2021
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Kimberly M
Arkansas City, KS302 contributions
Excellent for all ages
May 2021
Please take your time when visiting here, don't rush through the exhibits. There is enough here for all ages, young and old.
Written June 29, 2021
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX839 contributions
Fun and safe
Dec 2020 • Family
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, but everyone seemed to be wearing masks, and there was hand sanitizer everywhere. There was fun for all ages really. I thought the most interesting exhibits were the aviation, Kansas geology, and the music ones. We didn't do any of the add ons, like the theatre or planetarium, and we were there for about 2 hours. They also have a nice gift shop.
Written December 29, 2020
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Only in America USA
Moore, OK679 contributions
We feel safe!
Jul 2020 • Family
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 clean and safe.
Written July 16, 2020
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Eric N
Lee's Summit, MO28 contributions
Wonderful place to take the kids
Sep 2019
My wife was a stay-at-home Mom and used this place all the time to entertain our little ones. It can get a bit stale for adults if you visit it frequently, but they do a good job of maintaining their exhibits and bringing in "featured" temporary exhibits. If you are looking for a place to take the kids for a day, you won't be disappointed with the Exploration Place.
Written April 25, 2020
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knicks999
St. Johns, FL10 contributions
Wish we had this back home. Great for kids!
Oct 2019
Our kids really had a great time here. There was so much to do. Tons of activities. They could easily spend an entire day here.
Written February 17, 2020
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dlmills
3 contributions
Trip with granddaughters
Dec 2019
The girls loved their experience at Exploration Place. Ages 8 & 12. Some things were a little young for the 12 yr old, but they both had a good time!
Written January 26, 2020
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Jim B
14 contributions
An educational visit for all ages!
Jan 2019
I toured Exploration Place with my girlfriend and her children. It was super fun for them to interact with the exhibits and even us adults learned a few things. It was a fun afternoon that was talked about all the way home.
Written December 30, 2019
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Exploration Place is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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