Arctic Adventure Winter Wonderland at Exploration Place | Expanded for 2023

Winter Wonderland Exploration PlaceWICHITA, Kansas — Exploration Place’s Arctic Adventure winter exhibit is returning this holiday season! The gallery transforms into a winter wonderland experience called Arctic Adventure – an indoor polar playground – and will open November 10 and run through January 7.

Arctic Adventure: Winter Wonderland Exhibit at Exploration Place

Enjoy an indoor winter wonderland filled with interactive games, skating in your socks, tons of photo ops and an absolute WOW moment for kids of all ages.

What to Expect

Step inside this interactive family adventure filled with falling snow, virtual games, hands-on challenges and more. Things like:

  • Sock Skating – “ice skate in your socks, a kid-friendly activity that utilizes SuperGlide synthetic ice. (Kid favorite: it starts “snowing”)!
  • Arctic Arcade – interactive wall games, including a virtual snowball fight; multiplayer team games; and a chance to clean a Yeti’s teeth, and more. 
  • Giant Snow Globe – Step inside a life-size snow globe and snap a family picture to remember your visit to Arctic Adventure!

NEW for 2023

  • Crystal Castle – The castle has been transformed into an enchanting cold-weather playscape. 
  • Ice Cave – choose from a variety of winter animals and watch your drawing come alive with the popular interactive, Polar Palette.
  • Whispering Woodland – step into an immersive sound and light environment in our outdoor picnic area. Interact with mysterious trees and blend your voice with the surrounding soundscape. 

Winter Wonderland Exploration Place


Monday – Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday – Sunday 10am-5pm


This arctic exhibit is included with regular admission. 
Members: Free
Adults (12-64): $12
Youth (3-11): $10
2 & Under: Free

Check out the winter exhibit here!

Be sure to check out the Exploration Place Memberships as they are a great value for local families. And we love memberships because you can use them for discounts or even free admission at other science museums around the country!


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