The new July-December print edition of The Wichita Times leads the way in finding the plethora of Wichita flags, murals and Keepers on Parade which are popping up around the city. You’ll also find what’s going in the area as well as museums, shopping and eating opportunities. To see the print edition, click here.
Exploration Place’s Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium – the largest in the state – has been upgraded to a two-projection system to offer brighter and clearer images on the screen.
The new film “Great White Shark” debuted in June on the 60-foot tall screen with 360-degree views. Also currently showing is “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag.” Watch for “Pandas: The Journey Home” on the dome screen in October.
Admission may be purchased separately for $5 or as part of a combo ticket with exhibits.
For details, visit Exploration Place website.
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After years of waiting and planning, Wichita’s new Advanced Learning Library is now open.
One highlight is a Children’s Pavilion that’s twice as large as the former central library’s children’s area. The new 10,000-square-foot area sports interactive learning centers, a quiet room and learning garden.
In addition to more computers and modern meeting facilities, the new library offers drive-up service, an automated materials handler, outdoor reading area and a coffee shop operated by Reverie Roasters.
Explore the new space at 711 W. 2nd St. The museum is open daily; the coffee shop is open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
After five years of planning, the new permanent exhibit Design Build Fly at Exploration Place give visitors an up-close look at aviation.
The 50 activities in the 5,100-square-foot space include piloting an unmanned aerial vehicle, testing landing gear, repairing a wing, designing a plane exterior and airplane seat, creating and flying paper airplanes, and watching air patterns on a wind wall. Exhibits also answer such questions as why you can’t use a cell phone during takeoff and what happens when you flush a toilet 25,000 feet in the air.
The aviation exhibit is included in regular admission. For more information, visit exploration.org.