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Exploration Place

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Address: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 316-660-0600
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Delve into hundreds of interactive exhibits that stimulate the mind and...

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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Lots of Activities and traveling exhibits.

Lots of things to explore! Great for families and kids. Some items were not in working order when we visited but have heard they have been updated. Did not have enough time for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarah14767
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of things to explore! Great for families and kids. Some items were not in working order when we visited but have heard they have been updated. Did not have enough time for the film or golf.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our afternoon visit. Our 2 years olds enjoyed the Kansas section and the castle. Most of the other exhibits were geared toward older children.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's always something to be discovered when visiting. We love the craft room and the staff is always so friendly with children. The staff always have a smile. Great for small children and adults alike. Great for rainy day, date, play dates, or homeschool activities. We immediately bought a membership.

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Thank Lisa C
Rowlett, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the art. My husband & son loved the science. We all loved the "hands on" activities. Beautiful views outside the windows. So many things to learn here. I'm so glad we stopped for the afternoon while on our drive home from vacation. It was a great distraction from our 8 hour drive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way through Wichita. Fun interactive exhibits for all ages. Even the adults had fun with the hands on activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo in Wichita is great too - but who wants to be outside all day in Wichita in July?! The Exploration Place is tons of fun, has a little bit of something for everyone, and is really reasonably priced. We went twice in the 5 days we were staying in Wichita. My three year old is in love with... More 

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Thank Kristen L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to this museum for the past several years and have enjoyed it. We have been to many traveling exhibits they have had their such as: Star Wars, Whales, and the human anatomy. Their current exhibit is dinosaur art and structures. Something for everyone here.

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Thank JW V
Solomon, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place. Whether young or old you will learn something and have a good time doing so. A highlight for anyone in or coming to Wichita.

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my son here several times. They add themed exhibits every few months. We were there for the Dinasaur exhibit. Lots of interactive Dinasaur models. Also they have a Kansas exhibit, avation exhibit, castle exhibit, building exhibit, and more. Located on the Arkansas river downtown area. Also has dome theater with theme related shows, a gift store, and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exploration Place is a great place to visit with our young kids ages 4-9. It is a perfect air conditioned educational outing on a hot summer day! All of our kids especially enjoy the castle and our youngest loves the special Kansas area with tons of hands-on and creative activities for kids 5 and under. I love that Exploration Place... More 

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