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Exploration Place

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Address: 300 N McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203-5901
Phone Number: +1 316-660-0600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Very fun!!

We love the exploration place. Especially all the exhibits and I'm so glad the Change exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit was my kids favorite so far. Definitely recommend especially... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
JandChow
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the exploration place. Especially all the exhibits and I'm so glad the Change exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit was my kids favorite so far. Definitely recommend especially for families with younger children!!

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Thank JandChow
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to take the kids for a fun afternoon. They have lots of interactive things for the kids to play with. This museum is free with the ASTC museum pass. They also do daily science shows that teach the kids experiments and allows the children to get on stage. I recommend this place with children from... More 

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Thank John M
Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to take the family for an afternoon. The 'kids' room is a wonderful place to let the little ones run free. So much for them to do.

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Thank Alice B
Wichita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was very educational and the kids had a lot of fun. We saw the life size dinosaurs, and they were very realistic. We shopped at the souvenir shop, and we're surprised that the prices were so reasonable. We will definitely be going back again!

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Thank Betty S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My grandchildren love exploration place. so many interactive exhibits. great for all ages. Had a hard time getting kids to leave.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty good place for kids and the price. As previous reviews had mentioned, some things were broken but it looks like they are updating. Nice learning experience for the kids.

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Thank Christopher C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had children ages 15 to 2 years, there was so much to see and do. We came from out of state to visit family. It was great to see what beauty Kansas has to offer visitors.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Discover your inner child and have a great adventure as you learn about the world around you. Great place for young children and also for some of us not young "kids at heart". My wife enjoy going here to spend time learning hands on how things work.

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Thank ksdutchboy
Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been here a few times and each time its just a little ho-hum. Maybe its because my kiddos are a little older? I certainly miss the old childrens museum and omnisphere that used to be downtown. Those definitely had more to offer than this current establishment. I will say, the science experaments the two gentlemen put on my... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We made our third trip to Exploration Place last weekend. Our kids are now ages 10 and 12 and while they enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit very much, the permanent exhibits didn't hold their attention for long (they've seen them before). We spent about $50 for less than two hours before the kids were bored and ready to go. We paid... More 

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