Exploration Place

300 N. McLean Blvd.
Wichita, KS 67203- Map It
Phone: (316) 660-0600
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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.
$9.50; $8 (ages 65+); $6 (ages 3-11). Theater show $5; $4 (ages 65+); $3 (ages 3-11). Miniature golf $2. Combination tickets are available.
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 (also Mon. 10-5, mid-Mar. through Labor Day), Sun. noon-5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.