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Summer Reading

Congratulations on completing the Summer Reading Program! Redeem this coupon and get one free child or teen admission to Exploration Place.

Terms and Conditions

  • Each reader can present a library summer reading program certificate at Exploration Place and get one free child OR teen admission. This includes all of Exploration Place exhibits, MiniGolf, the summer traveling exhibit Planet Shark: Predator or Prey and the fall/winter traveling exhibit, Toytopia.
  • Up to FOUR certificates will be accepted per one paid adult.
  • Must have the original certificate (no duplicates) to get this offer. No exceptions.
  • Offer is good from Saturday, May 26, 2018 through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
  • No other discounts/offers apply.
  • Admission offer excludes: dome theater films, classes, camps, workshops, group visits, rentals, and special events including RiverFlix (May 11, 18 and 25), Riverfest (June 1 - 9), iHeart Radio Summer of Fun (July 8) Wichita Mini Maker Faire (July 21/22), Spooky Science (Oct. 20) and Gingerbread Village (Nov. 10/11).
  • Not redeemable for cash.

Eligible Exhibits

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey National Traveling Exhibit
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Sink your teeth into an amazing ‘out of water’ shark experience! Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, you’ll be hooked from start to finish with this exciting exhibit.

Leave the outside world behind and dive into the incredible underwater world of sharks – without even getting your feet wet. Trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark, learn the true impact of the shark fin trade and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Toytopia National Traveling Exhibit
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 - Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

Discover the origins of toys, who made them, and why they are fun and dear to us. Find out why some toys succeeded and some failed, which toys have become collector’s items and why. Snap a photo op with a Monopoly car token big enough to sit in and an 8-foot high Etch-A-Sketch, the world‘s largest. Play in a life-size dollhouse. Plus much more!

Design Build Fly
All-New Permanent Aviation Exhibit

Soar into this completely renovated 5,100 square-foot permanent aviation exhibit gallery and encounter dozens of hands-on activities that reveal what happens behind-the-scenes in Wichita’s aircraft plants. Design an airplane’s seat – just how comfortable should it be? Choose a mission and develop a cargo, military, or ambulance plane. Test landing gear. Enter the 10-foot long 717 fuselage theater and experience stories about our local industry. Climb into a luxurious executive jet and pretend you’re a superstar or business mogul. Control a UAV. Plot a flight path to an exotic destination using GPS. And much more!

Exploration Place’s permanent exhibits
  • Big Mouth
  • Bridging Art and Science
  • CreatorSpace
  • Explore Kansas
  • Kansas in Miniature
  • Kansas Kids Connect
  • KEVA: Build Your Mind
  • Making a Landmark
  • MiniGolf (outdoor, 18-hole putting course – weather permitting)
  • Nano
  • Where Kids Rule
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