Take In The Sights And Sounds

There’s more to Wichita than just aircraft. We are the artistic epicenter of the region, hosting multiple galleries housing work from nationally-recognized artists like John Steuart Curry, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and Charles M. Russell. We are also home to the seventh-largest zoo in the country, which has been recognized on an international stage for its efforts in preserving endangered species. Be sure to experience natural science, history, and fun for all ages at Exploration Place on the river. You’ll find plenty to explore during your visit to Wichita, so let your curiosity lead the way.

Exploration Place

Exploration Place is Kansas’ premier hands-on science center for all ages, located on a 20-acre site along the Arkansas River in Wichita’s downtown Museums on the River district.

Museum of World Treasures

Discover treasures from around the world and through the ages at the Museum of World Treasures! Where can you explore the crusty bones of long-lost creatures, marvel at Egyptian mummies, uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations, and enter the battlefields of World Wars? The Museum of World Treasures, with three floors of exhibits and surprises around every corner. Discover your inner explorer.

Old Cowtown Museum

“You can’t live in the past, but it’s a great place to visit!” Be wowed when you step onto Cowtown’s dirt roads and realize you’ve entered a world just off the Chisholm Trail that is frozen in an 1865-1880 loop. Cowtown’s unique programming tells the story of Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing center. Wichita’s storied past is vividly brought to life through daily activities, special events and educational programming.