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Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Sunday, November 27
Exploration Place


Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.

Celebrate the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Leaves you breathless with a renewed appreciation for the wild beauty of nature.
     – The Miami Herald
“Sure to delight anyone who appreciates top-flight nature documentaries.
     – The Holllywood Reporter
…a rip-roaring, heart-pounding, soulful road trip.
     – FOX News

Run time: 43 minutes


The dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. The unique experience of viewing the film in the dome theater provides an immersive perspective of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. 

“Visually gorgeous”
     – The New York Times
“The best IMAX film to date”
     – New York Post
“A breathtaking climb to the top”
     – Entertainment Weekly
“As dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular”
     – Daily Variety

Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered for a new generation. Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

Run time: 40 minutes

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Superpower Dogs in Dome Theater
Sunday, November 27
Exploration Place

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

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Members - $1
Adult (12 - 64) - $5
Senior (65+) - $4
Youth (3 - 11) - $3
2 and Under - Free

Dome Theater tickets are available for purchase only at Exploration Place. Tax not included. 

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Power to the People: Mexican Prints From the Great War to the Cold War
Sunday, November 27
Wichita Art Museum

Jean Charlot, Tortillera with Child (Rest and Work), 1941. Color lithograph, 12 1⁄2 x 18 1⁄2 inches. Collection of James and Virginia Moffett, Kansas City

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Sunday, November 27
Wichita Art Museum

Flat, pure color. Geometric forms. Hard edges and right angles. Kaleidoscope features a range of works from the Wichita Art Museum’s collection that showcase 20th-century art’s experimentation with line, color, and optical effects.

At midcentury, abstraction—which rejected the realistic depiction of people, places, and things in art—reigned supreme. Line and color, which had previously been used to realistically depict the world, took center stage as subjects in their own right. Some artists avoided any suggestion of depth or recession in space, preferring flat planes of a single color to reinforce the flatness of the painted surface. Other artists did the opposite. They deliberately manipulated color and line to create the illusion of movement and depth, sometimes subtle and sometimes dizzying.

For all the artists in the exhibition, however, it is perception—how the eye experiences color and line—that fascinates. Visit the exhibition and step into a kaleidoscope.


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Paper Dreams: Alfred Maurer and American Masterpieces
Sunday, November 27
Wichita Art Museum

The Wichita Art Museum presents two beautifully paired exhibitions, Alfred Maurer: Works on Paper from the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Collection and American Masterpieces on Paper from the Wichita Art Museum Collection. They combine the riches of two nationally prominent American art collections—from Minneapolis and Wichita

Beginning in the early 20th century, American artists turned away from centuries-old subjects and styles, yearning to reflect their own time and unique experiences in a rapidly changing world. Renegades who championed self-expression, they ignored the rules and crafted their own freshly original art.

Those modern masters expressed themselves with greatest immediacy with works on paper, and magnificent examples of drawings, pastels, watercolors, and several prints during this chapter in art history.

Paper Dreams presents masterworks on paper from this pivotal moment in American art, with works by Alfred Maurer, Stuart Davis, John Marin, Charles Burchfield, Edward Hopper, and others.

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