CosmosphereBack to Top of List
Want to learn about the wonders of the vast universe beyond Earth? The Cosmosphere is one of the premier space museums in the United States! Within the museum is the largest combined collection of American and Russian space artifacts in the world. Objects on display include historic V-2 rockets, flight-ready space suits, moon rocks, and the actual Odyssey capsule that flew in the Apollo 13 mission! Guests also have the option to visit the planetarium and watch documentaries about the natural world. This is the perfect place for future explorers to visit!
Botanica Wichita GardensBack to Top of List
Interested in enjoying a variety of colorful flowers, watching butterflies, or admiring artwork? Visitors can do all of that at the Botanica Wichita Gardens! Right in the heart of the city, Botanica has over 30 unique gardens and exhibits for people of all ages to enjoy! There is something in the garden for everyone and it is a great place to stop and smell the roses.
Exploration PlaceBack to Top of List
Need a place to explore and learn this summer? In Wichita, the Exploration Place is one of the best places for entertainment and discovery in the state. Inside the center are a series of exhibits featuring everything from a play castle to movies in the dome theater. Guests can play games relating to human health, such as a life-sized operation game. Visitors can also explore the unique nature of Kansas and jump into a tornado simulator. At the Exploration Place, the possibilities for adventure are endless!
Kansas Aviation MuseumBack to Top of List
Aviation has been a major center of Kansas industry for decades. Visitors to this museum have the chance to see aircraft such as a Boeing 747 and a B-52 strategic bomber. Other exhibits detail the military history of World War II, showing how American airpower was critical to victory in that war. For aircraft enthusiasts, this museum is a perfect adventure.
Sedgwick County ZooBack to Top of List
Want to see lots of mammals, reptiles, birds, and more? The Sedgwick County Zoo is home to all sorts of creatures. See all types of animals, ranging from grizzly bears to elephants to macaws. This zoo is an excellent place to learn about the great diversity of life on Earth.
Kansas Learning Center for HealthBack to Top of List
This is the second-oldest health museum in the United States and is an excellent place to learn more about the human body and staying healthy. Exhibits provide an in-depth look in how the human body functions and different systems, such as the heart and skeleton, work! Visitors can talk to Valeda, a life-size anatomically correct mannequin who can teach about the body. There is also a kids play corner so younger children can learn through play…. and have fun doing it!