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Exploration Place

300 North McLean Boulevard

Exploration Place is Kansas' premier hands-on science center for all ages, located on a 20-acre site along the Arkansas River in Wichita's downtown Museums on the River district. Five hands-on exhibit areas focus on flight, Kansas, medieval life in a three-story castle, imaginative spaces for toddlers, and a special traveling exhibition area. In Kansas' largest domed theater, the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium, travel to faraway destinations and embark on unforgettable adventures during these state-of-the-art, digitally-produced films. Other EP amenities include a snack bar, free parking, picnic grove/adventure play yard, Explore Store and family restrooms.


Inspiring a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experience for people of all ages.


Jeff Stangl

Saturday, July 7, 2018
A chance for young and old to learn in a fun and comfortable local setting. The staff were nice and helpful, especially if you can't figure out that puzzle or activity. I believe I received a AAA discount, not sure of other offers. The parking is also near the Keeper of the Plains which is another good place to visit. There were so many exhibits and hands on displays, all of which were operational and in good order except one I noticed. Live demonstrations, videos, and activities. We were very happy with the price and the time spent there

Nicki Cheney

Friday, July 20, 2018
An awesome experience every time we visit! My kids, 3 & 6, love it here and ask to go every few days. They have a medieval castle with a dress up corner, play stockades & horse riding, a ball shooter, and three levels of castle floors that maze around. There are benches for the adults and video cameras to help keep track of the kids. The best part (in my kids’ opinions is right next to the castle area. There are a few play areas specifically set up for babies while the oldest kids can have fun climbing the Kansas Skyline, building a tractor, playing shop keeper, pretend cooking & raising chickens, dress up, climb a grain elevator, and experiment with air currents by putting colorful handkerchiefs into the tunnels to watch where they shoot out. There is also an aviation portion, miniature model of Kansas, prairie area with portions to explore bugs, rocks, dirt, vet care, dinosaurs, weather, and water play! There is a gift store (doesn’t carry much other than normal toys found in other stores), a cafe, and a very helpful and attentive staff!

Gabriele Schmidgall Leite

Monday, July 30, 2018
There's so much for kids to do. On Sundays there are community vendors for hands on for kids to explore even more science. I stayed there for 5 hrs and there was so much more still to explore. It's worth getting a family membership. The staff is super friendly!

Anastasia Graham

Sunday, May 27, 2018
This was a wonderful place to spend the day at in Wichita. Tons of educational activities and it keeps children entertained for hours! There is plenty of seating for adults scattered throughout. The castle play area has video cameras inside the castle so you never lose sight of your child. We even enjoyed the gift shop. Really really fun! The landscape and building were gorgeous! Everything looks brand new.

Lisa Coogias

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
A great place to take kids of all ages. They have an area for kids 5 and under that looks like a lot of fun. The castle is always a hit. Lots of fun things to do throughout.

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