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Exploration Place, Wichita

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  • I had a lot of fun at the Exploration Place and they had some really cool exhibits. The Kansas In Miniature exhibit was so cool. I loved seeing all the mini replications of the places in Kansas. The a...  more »
  • Exploration Place is the perfect place for a family outing. There is something for kids of all ages. Love the new aviation exhibit, too.  more »
  • We visited with a group of 25, kids ranging from 10 years old up to 14 years old, and their parents. We all had fun and the kids were very engaged in the exhibits. The play area outside was a bonus an...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I went with my family because it was chilly outside & we were looking for something fun to do. Our original plan was to go to the zoo but it was too cold. We had kids ranging in age from 11 mo - 12 years. EVERYONE had fun. I will warn against taking smaller children to the show dome. The 3 year old was done 5 min into the show & the 7 year old fell asleep. There is something to do for all age groups & overall we had fun. We also grabbed a snack while we were there & it was surprisingly affordable. Exploration Place is handicap accessible throughout allowing fun to be had by all. That being said, there's a Mideveil Castle for tots with lots of stairs that would be difficult to maneuver in a wheelchair. Although there are a lot of activities on the ground level in that area. A good time was had by all.
  • This place was incredible! We went there about 9 years ago and were fairly impressed. It has improved vastly since then. The design, build, fly aircraft exhibit is excellent. The 5 & under kids area was great. The castle section is fun for kids, but was also really cool to walk through as an adult. The model train setup of old Wichita is also very well done. Then there is always a revolving door of cool exhibits. This time was a "Rescue" exhibit.
  • So much to do. The kids could play in the main castle area forever. The interactive rescue area was great. The 'smoke-filled' house was great for the kids to practice what to do during a potential fire. The plane fuselages, cockpits, and other mid-build pieces were great for the kids to see all the intricacies involved in building a plane. The tornado room, 'tornado', water table, fossil dig were also a big hit. The kids definitely ran out of time and almost missed the miniature room! Allow for 3-4 hours to really spend time at each exhibit.
  • This is a wonderful children's museum! The exhibits are all hands-on and very high quality. My children couldn't get enough of the airplane exhibit! The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The entire museum, including the bathrooms, was very clean. The dome theater was huge and the Kurds lived the show, although there are no booster seats so the seats are hard for little ones to keep down. It is a little pricey, but it is worth it!
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