AAA Editor Notes
Exploration Place, at 300 N. McLean Blvd., has hands-on exhibits exploring such topics as flight, medieval life, health and Kansas. Changing exhibits also are featured. In Exploring Flight & Design, visitors can fly a horizontal simulator like the Wright brothers once did or climb into a Cessna Skycatcher.
Featuring a three-story stone castle, the Where Kids Rule area gives children the opportunity to launch a catapult or build a bridge across a moat. In the Kansas Kids Connect, children can plant a garden, fix a tractor, climb through the Earth's layers and nestle inside a giant meadowlark nest.
Digitally-produced shows are presented on a 60-foot, 360-degree screen in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. A playground, miniature golf course and recreation paths are offered at the outdoor Exploration Park during summer.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.