Events at Exploration Place

The Exploration Place has lots of fun upcoming events!   They include 3 Traveling Exhibits, Museum of the Undead 4:  The Institute of Undead Research, and the 3rd Annual Spooky Science.

Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita KS 67203

Their 3 Traveling Exhibits that open October 1st include:

– Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering

– Eat Well, Play Well

– Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code

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Museum of the Undead 4:  The Institute of Undead Research – Friday, October 14th 7 pm – 11 pm

For Adults 21 and older

Ticket Prices – In advance: $15, Day of event: Member: $20/Nonmember: $25

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Spooky Science – Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd

Halloween fun for all ages!

Included in General Museum Admission, Free for Members

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New and Upcoming Exhibits at Exploration Place

Exploration Place is a great place to take the family for fun Exhibits!

DINOSAURS IN MOTION is open until Monday, September 5th

Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Blvd  Wichita, Ks 67203

Unlike any other dinosaur exhibit you’ve seen here, control 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled metal dinosaur sculptures with exposed mechanics, inspired by actual fossils. Along the way, you’ll go on an apprentice’s journey to learn about art, science and innovation that ends in a journeyman’s workshop.

DINOSAURS IN MOTION is produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

Dinosaurs in Motion
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Locally sponsored by: The Shaw Family Foundation, Squid Ink Creative, Westar Energy The Allstate Foundation, William Bischoff, Buckley Industries, The Gridley Family Foundation, Harry Street Carpet, LLC, Hotel at WaterWalk, Beth and Tim Rohrig

 Radio Sponsor: 105.3 The Buzz

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2nd Annual Wichita Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, July 30th • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 31st • Noon – 5 p.m.

Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Blvd  Wichita, Ks 67203

Presented in partnership with MakeICT

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Join the Exploration Place for a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement. Discover and create with Makers to unleash your inner inventor.

Admission (per person, per day)
Adult (12 – 64): $9.50
Senior (65+): $8
Youth (3 – 11): $6
Exploration Place and MakeICT members: Free

Thank you radio sponsors: KFDI, T-95, 104.5 The Fox, Classic County 1080AM and Radio Lobo.

Wichita Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 Included in general museum admission, free for members.

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10th Annual Death by Chocolate *Saturday, February 27th 7 – 10 pm Exploration Place

Join Exploration Place as they rock into their 10th anniversary for their largest fundraiser of the year.

10th Annual Death by Chocolate  Saturday, February 27th 7 – 10 pm

Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita KS 67203

It may be Death by Chocolate but Rock ‘n’ Roll never dies!

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Sample delicious chocolates and savory food

Jam to live music and dancing with Annie Up

        Continue the good vibrations with the national traveling exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World

Flashback to rock eras of the past as you jive through the museum, including the DBC Disco.

Tickets are $85 (per person, plus tax)

For ages 21 and older

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Sample delicious chocolates and savory food from:

Blue Moon CaterersBob and Luigi’sBrand’s Fine FoodsButler Community College School of Hospitality & Culinary ArtsThe Cake ShoppeCero’s CandiesChurn & BurnCravings Gluten Free BakeryDelano Barbeque CompanyDunkin’ DonutsFirehouse SubsFreddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Good Life Company, IL Vicino Wood Oven PizzaLuciano’s RestaurantMead’s CornerNitro Joe’s, Nothing Bundt CakeP.F. Chang’s China BistroTallgrass Country ClubTaste & SeeTwisted Buns BakeryW.O.W. Cakes

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Visit here for RSVP information or call  316-660-0620

All proceeds from this fundraiser support Exploration Place.

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Gingerbread Village at Exploration Place *November 13th – 15th

The Assistance League® of Wichita presents Gingerbread Village

 Exploration Place 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita KS 67203

Friday Nov. 13th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 Saturday Nov. 14th 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday Nov. 15th 11 am – 5 pm

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Make your own gingerbread house to take home. Plus, enjoy all Exploration Place exhibits (including the all-new Kansas Kids Connect and the new traveling exhibit Design Zone).

New this year: Exploration Place is staying open late on Friday evening for an additional night of gingerbread fun!

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Students from East, Metro-Meridian, North, Northwest and South will create their own gingerbread houses in a competition at 7 p.m. Find out who will win a special prize!

Price includes Admission to Gingerbread Village and all exhibits.

Assistance League of Wichita and Exploration Place Members: $5

Nonmembers:  Adult (12 – 64): $9.50, Senior (65 +): $8, Youth (3 – 11): $6, and free admission to Children 2 and under.

Tickets are available online or can be purchased at Exploration Place each day of the event.

Thank you major Gingerbread Village sponsors:  Fidelity Bank and Bruce G. Cochener Foundation, and 105.3 The Buzz

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Fears and Beers at Exploration Place *Friday August 14th 7 pm – 10 pm

Fears and Beers

Overcome some common fears along with a little bit of liquid courage at Fears and Beers.

Friday, August 14th 7 pm – 10 pm | Doors open at 630 pm | This event is for adults 21 and older

Exploration Place | 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203

Special PRE-EVENT Admission:  $15 per person

Tickets at the door:  $20 member or $25 nonmember

Sample beer from Hopping Gnome Brewing Company and Wichita Brewing Company.

Take home your own souvenir beer mug!

Tackle the Fear Buster Challenge:

Get to the “root” of your fear of the dentist with dental hygienists (we promise they will be gentle!)

Walk through a narrow tunnel in a dark room before the walls collapse. What else may be lurking in the room??

Go up in an 85-foot lift, courtesy of United Rentals.

You’ll feel no pain (we promise) as an acupuncturist inserts a needle in your arm.

Encounter a pit bull (available for adoption) and find out how these dogs can be misperceived.

Try to speak in front of a crowd of strangers.

Pose for a photo with some spooky photobombing friends.

Nibble on bugs.

Pet a bull snake.

 Combine your own mixture of “vomit” and dare your friends to touch it.

And in the Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear exhibit, try to resist a shock, attempt to fall backward or see if you can withstand a sudden surprise.

Experience all Exploration Place exhibits.

Nibble on snacks.

Conduct electricity with a Tesla coil.

Enter to win tickets to our adult Halloween event Museum of the Undead 3: Safe Zone.  Just for fun, experience the Boeing Dome Theater’s Pink Floyd: The Wall Cosmic Light Show at 9:15 p.m.

Food trucks Let’m Eat Brats and The Kamayan Truck will have food available for purchase on the Entrance Plaza.

Cash bar also available from Xclusive Events, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company and Wichita Brewing Company.

Special thanks to partners:
Prairie Pines | Toastmasters International, District 22 United Rentals Wichita Animal Action League Wichita Family Dental

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Fathers Day Events in Wichita, Ks

Fathers Day is Sunday, June 21st and there are lots of ways to celebrate in Wichita! Take your Dad to one (or more) of these fun events!

Botanica is having a Father’s Day Kite Festival – Sunday June 21st, 11 am – 4 pm.  Carnival rides, Food trucks, kites for sale by Wings of the Wind, and much more!  Dad’s get in free, everyone else is $5.

Exploration Place will have a Special Father’s Day Weekend Discount, Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st for the new Dome film “The Last Reef”.  Dads get free dome admission with one paid dome admission.

The Sedgwick County Zoo is having a Father’s Day Car Show – Sunday June 21st, 8:30 am – 4 pm.  There will be Classic Cars, Antique Autos and Vintage Hot Rods!  Dads are admitted free to this event when accompanied by a paying child.  **Visit the Sedgwick County Zoo’s website for more information about registering your Car. 

The Museum of World Treasures is having a Father’s Day Special – Sunday June 21st, Noon – 5 pm.  All dads will get in free with a paid youth or adult child admission. Bring the family to learn about pre-historic dinosaurs, medieval knights, or world war battlefields.