Exploration Place 

300 North Mclean Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67203
(316) 660-0600 

Sunday:   Noon - 5PM
Monday - Saturday:  10AM - 5PM

 Ages 12-64: $9.50    65+: $8      4-11: $6
Prices do not include sales tax or additional charges

Additional fees for activities and special exhibits

mammoth tusk at Exploration Place Exploration Place Map
Exploration Place - Wichita, Kansas
Exploration Place on the bank of the Arkansas River in Wichita, Kansas

Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas is a hands on science museum. Most of this river front museum is devoted to traveling exhibits. On the day we toured Exploration Place, those temporary exhibits includes Discovering Chimpanzees, Our Body, and The Scoop on Poop. But I more enjoyed the permanent displays such as Exploring Flight & Design, and Exploring Our Only Home.

A large portion of the permanent exhibits is devoted to the Kids' Explore area with a three story castle and the "Tots' Spot" play area for toddlers.

Exploration Place used to have two fairly interesting dining options, but WaterWay Café and Egert Dining Room are no longer open. They do have a Snack Bar across Kansas in Miniature that offers light snacks and drinks for sale.

Exploring Flight and Design exhibit at Exploartion Place
Exploring Flight and Design

Exploration Place Stream Table
Building mountains in the Stream Table

Kansas in Miniature at Exploration Place
Kansas in Miniature is a small scale recreation of early 1950s Kansas which includes many famous Kansas attractions
and an "O" gauge miniature train

Child in giant soap bubble

Explore Store at Exploration Place
You may shop in the Explore Store without paying for admission to the museum

The Scoop on Poop
The Scoop on Poop was a temporary 2008 exhibit based
on the book by Dr. Wayne Lynch

Poop Defined
"What is poop?"

Exploration Place Map
Exploration Place Map

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