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Exploration Place

300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
+1 316-660-0600
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Mixed feelings

My ten-year-old grandson and I visited today, and while we enjoyed it, I have mixed feelings. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
landiiiks
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Olathe, Kansas
Wedding venue

We attended a wedding here. It was very nice, but due to the irregularly shaped room, guests at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kompi56
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Brighton, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (32 reviews)
“castle area” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203
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+1 316-660-0600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My ten-year-old grandson and I visited today, and while we enjoyed it, I have mixed feelings. I think this place is excellent for field trips, but maybe a little less so for a ten-year-old on summer vacation who isn't so interested in the academics. I...More

Thank landiiiks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here. It was very nice, but due to the irregularly shaped room, guests at some tables could not see the head table or dance floor.

Thank kompi56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely oriented for young people. At the time I went there was a Super Heroes exhibit featuring Batman, an interactive Batmobile, Iron Man, Superman statue, some super hero games (ie, how fast can you run, how strong are you, etc), and a Hulk Statue up...More

Thank wendyquest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hands-on exhibit and very informative. Designed with kids in mind not adults. The views are stunning though and it does have a mini golf.

Thank sandra4561
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Maybe fun for older kids but, it was a waste of money to me. Older kids were just running wild and almost hit into my 2 year old too many times. The place didn't have much to see or do. Mostly puppet show areas, slides...More

Thank Taylor E
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Tornado simulation and lots of things to delight and stimulate. Multiple exhibits from fossils to aircraft! Large preschool area too.

1  Thank muzzkins
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Five of us went for an afternoon. All over seventy. We had a blast.. enjoyed the tiny Wichita scene, the castle, the horses. Two of us rode them. One lady needs a walker but she was able to enjoy it all. No she couldn't climb...More

1  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went there for a special event / Death by chocolate. Wine and chocolate and food. Many vendors there advertising catoring etc. But the best part was that we were able to see some of the exhibits they had there. AMAZING! I plan on taking my...More

1  Thank kickinit1999
Reviewed 26 April 2017

When I was growing up in Wichita we didn't have an Exploration Place. I wish we did as I, for one, would have spent a "lot" of time there. If your looking for someplace to take the kids that isn't just another amusement park, Exploration...More

1  Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a great place to bring kids and also interesting things for adults. A great learning place and when you add fund as well, it is well worth going to.

1  Thank KansasIslandhoppers
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U1761ECsusanl
My 86 years old mother need wheelchair access for visit , is that possible ? For theater ?
14 January 2017|
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Response from EPwichita | Property representative |
There are a limited amount of wheelchairs available on a first come, first served basis.
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K S B
How much time should we plan for a visit?
28 November 2016|
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Response from TKtravels10 | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hours depending on the age and attention span of your children.
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PegMills
Cost for seniors? Any tours?
28 June 2016|
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Response from EPwichita | Property representative |
Cost for seniors is $8 for exhibits and $4 for dome theater. If yo have a group of 10 or more, there are group rates.
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