Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | Lawn Games, Live Music, & Ring of Fire


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Thursdays at Exploration Place just got more awesome! Mark your calendars for weekly Food Truck Thursday events this summer, beginning Thursday, June 3.

Food Trucks, Lawn Games, & Live Music

You and your family will enjoy unlimited access to Exploration Place exhibits. Plus, you can chow down with Wichita’s finest food trucks, grab a drink from the bar, jam out to live music and play lawn games.

Ring of Fire at Keeper of the Plains

Food Truck Thursdays start at 5:30 p.m. and conclude with the nightly lighting of the Ring of Fire at the Keeper of the Plains at 9 p.m. There’s no better viewing area than riverside on the Exploration Place grounds.

Admission Information

Admission is free for Exploration Place members. Guests will pay $15 per carload if they register in advance or $20 at the gate. Food and drinks are sold separately. Some seating will be provided, but lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

Exploration Place Exhibits

Inside, it’s double the fun this summer at Exploration Place with two traveling exhibits based on popular television series: Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Adventure Play and National Geographic’s Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

Live Music Schedule

May 27 *member exclusive * | Grant and Pauly / Vinyl Ritchie
June 3 | Dee and Austin / Annie Up
June 10 | Joe and Erika / Across the Pond
June 17 | Whitnie / Whitnie Means Band
June 24 | Llew and Val / Llew Brown Band
July 1 | Jared and Jan / Jared Brown and Dirt Road Misfits

Experience science at sundown every week this summer at this all-ages event. You’ll love the community spirit and camaraderie you will feel gathered with fellow Wichitans on our WaterWay Terrace as you enjoy the river vistas and the talents of local musicians.

The mission of Exploration Place, the Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center, is to inspire a deeper interest in science and technology through creative and fun experiences for all. Connect to a world of wonder and opportunity on every visit.


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