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Wichita - 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.


Ginny Ellis

Sunday, April 22, 2018
One of our favorite Wichita attractions. My boys and I spend hours playing and learning even after dozen of visits. The new aviation exhibit has to be one of the best in the world (I saw it's far better than a comparable exhibit at the National Air & Space Museum). Love the travelling exhibit area keeps things fresh. Exploration Place has a huge picnic area, a fantastic playground (three structures for different ages/abilities), walking paths, and hills kids love. Great selection in the Explore Store; I greatly appreciate that you don't have to walk through the gift shop when you exit.

Curtis Gordon

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Always enjoy the exhibits and events. The staff and volunteers are always helpful and knowledgeable. Every time I go there is something new to discover. My all time favorite exhibit is the miniature town. Great job Exploration Place.

Jennie Kramp

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
We had so much fun visiting the museum today and look forward to a return trip. Our entire family had fun going through the castle, and the five and under room was perfect for our kids. Even on an extremely busy day there was more than enough to do and experience. Most everyone seemed to be having a great time.

Margaret Lendall

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Fascinating. Entertaining and interactive. Then I went out and watched a movie on the front wall( # 1 in the RiverFlix series). I had almost as much fun watching the reactions of the little kids as I did watching the movie. The food trucks were good,too.

Tameeca Mahlich

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Great place. I wasnt sure about this place since we have a hands on kids museum where we live and we have visited it enough my daughter was bored of it. Not the case at all with exploration place. We went with my sister in law and all the kids. Everyone had a blast! My only regret is not getting there earlier in the day. Staff was great the place was very clean and it was do much fun !

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