Inside Exploration Place’s new exhibit: ‘Survival: Are You Prepared?’

Exploration Place Exhibit
Survival: Are You Prepared?

Exploration Place


It’s that time of year again when Exploration Place changes things up with a brand new exhibit. Officially open to the public today is Survival: The Exhibition. The museum at 300 N. McLean Boulevard had a sneak preview earlier this week for the new adventure themed exhibit that will stay open through April 24, 2022.

What can you expect?

Adventure, fun and science collide at Survival: The Exhibition. They invite you on an exhilarating, heart-pumping and daring journey of bravery and brains. Experience the thrill of exploration, gain an appreciation for the wonders of nature and prepare for the unexpected—all within an interactive, informative and safe space.

Survival: The Exhibition transports guests of all ages to the world’s most breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring locales asking them the question: how can humans survive here? From the rainforest to the high mountains, from the extreme cold to the temperate forest, Survival: The Exhibition combines STEM concepts with hands-on challenges to empower you with the skills, know-how and confidence to survive any scenario.


Investigate, collaborate, problem-solve, play, build, collect and climb your way to becoming the ultimate survival expert!

Here are some quick pics of what you can expect.

Exploration Place

Exploration Place

Exploration Place

Exploration Place

Exploration Place

I did a walk through before it went public and it’s a cool exhibit that really takes you on an adventure through the wild and what you need to do to survive.

Taking the adventure theme even further is their new Lava Challenge Adventure Course that takes you through a series of obstacles to see if you can skillfully pass the Lava Challenge. It’s a low ropes course where the staff will help you harness you and send you across six unique challenges. Your confidence and problem-solving skills are put to the test!

To participate, you must be 48” tall and between 35 and 275 pounds to participate. Closed-toes shoes are required and it’s included in your museum admission. This part of the museum is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to Noon and 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to Noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., then on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Exploration Place
Exploration Place
Exploration Place

Admission to Survival: Are You Prepared is included in regular Exploration Place admission, which is $11.50 for adults 12-64, $10 for seniors 65+, $8 for youth 3-11 and free for children 2 and under.

Exploration Place is located at 300 N McLean Blvd, which is on the west side of the Arkansas River in the Delano neighborhood of Wichita. To learn more about their new exhibit, visit their webpage or Facebook page.


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