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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Cosmosphere
Cosmosphere

(800) 397-0330

1100 N Plum St
Hutchinson, KS 67501   Directions Website

The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center allows visitors of all ages to journey from the earth to the moon. Aside from viewing actual spacecraft that make up the multidimensional exhibits and attractions, you can see rocket demonstrations as well as out-of-this-world features in the IMAX theater. Some of the most influential and pioneering figures are spotlighted in the Hall of Space Museum and other astronomically-themed displays. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to purchase your very own astronaut costume!

Exploration Place
Exploration Place

(316) 660-0600

300 N McLean Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203   Directions Website

Discover the hands-on exhibits at Exploration Place, where visitors are taken inside the experiments and exhibitions to the point that their hands become a vital part of the total experience. You're invited to get closer to science, as you encounter traveling exhibits like CSI: The Experience, test your flight skills on a flight simulator, and step inside a tornado with the Tornado Simulator. On your visit to the museum, you'll also get a chance to see great science and nature films in the IMAX theater and take part in various specialty programs hosted by Exploration Place.

Kansas Aviation Museum
Kansas Aviation Museum

(316) 683-9242

3350 S George Washington Blvd
Wichita, KS 67210   Directions Website

Is there an aspiring aviator in your family? If so, the classic displays, interactive exhibits and special programs like the very popular flight camp will capture your child's imagination. The information presented at the Kansas Aviation Museum may give flight to and be the perfect point of take off for your child's eventual career.

Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

(316) 262-2038

515 S Wichita St
Wichita, KS 67202   Directions Website

There's nothing quite like the spirit of healthy competition, and that tradition of playing and playing hard is celebrated at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The stories of these exceptional athletes are all presented in various exhibits and attractions that highlight both their personal and professional struggles, and that makes their accomplishments in their chosen sport all the more significant. State records, updates on the current activities of inductees and much more await you at this special collection that will equally entertain devoted and casual sports fans alike.

Mid-America All-Indian Museum
Mid-America All-Indian Museum

(316) 350-3340

650 N Seneca
Wichita, KS 67203   Directions Website

As the first inhabitants of the area, the stories, traditions, and culture of the American Indian is sometimes forgotten, but the Mid-America All-Indian Center works hard to preserve it all and its mission is to continue to pass on knowledge of this culture to future generations. The museum does a more than admirable job of this, as evidenced by the various classes, exhibits and lectures that are on the schedule year round.

Museum of World Treasures
Museum of World Treasures

(316) 263-1311

835 1st St
Wichita, KS 67202   Directions Website

The treasure hunt is on every day at the Museum of World Treasures! Both highly educational and extremely fun, see such famous world treasures as T-Rex's bones, Egyptian mummies, and various artifacts from important points in military history. Plus, with a very busy activity schedule, there is always a hands-on, interactive project in the works. Check the website regularly to begin a treasure hunt of your very own.

Old Cowtown Museum
Old Cowtown Museum

(316) 350-3323

1865 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203   Directions Website

The Old Cowtown Museum makes it possible to really travel back in time without the aid of a time machine! Return to the Old West as Wichita and Sedgwick County are recreated between 1865 and 1880. Take a ride in a covered wagon, dress up in the costumes of the day to take an old-style photograph, and see genuine artifacts from the era in the museum. And don't forget to see the historic buildings on your way to the gift shop to take home a memento of your time in Old Cowtown.

Ulrich Museum of Art
Ulrich Museum of Art

(316) 978-3664

1845 Fairmount St
Wichita, KS 67260   Directions Website

The Ulrich Museum of Art makes it easy to enjoy so many different exhibits and styles of expression that you will come back again and again for the compelling artwork. Seeing great works of art is a given at this museum, but your senses will really be treated when you attend an "Art for Your Ears" event; a concert series that features live performances by local and regional musicians. Other features of the Ulrich include special programs for all ages, as well as workshops and materials for teachers and other education professionals.

Wichita Art Museum
Wichita Art Museum

(361) 268-4921

1400 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS 67203   Directions Website

At the Wichita Art Museum, the slogan says it all: "Your Museum. America's Art." Priceless pieces adorn the walls of various galleries and their appeal only makes strolling through the museum that much more enjoyable. Special exhibits that feature various mediums as well as limited showings of rare work are just a couple of examples of what is on the schedule of events. Check out their site regularly to find out the latest exhibits.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

(316) 265-9314

204 S Main St
Wichita, KS 67202   Directions Website

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum takes pride in collecting items that give the city's history a unique perspective. The exhibits are always updated and special presentations like Wichita's Art Stars, What to Wear fashion history exhibition, and theYoung Historians spotlight are just a few of the reasons you'll come back to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum time and time again.

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