Downtown Wichita - 120 E. 1st St N.

The LUX is set on developing a unique sense of community and place in Downtown Wichita while keeping true to the building's original 1950s character. It's modern, Downtown living—in a city that is in the midst of a great revitalization! Join us.

Become a part of a Downtown community at The LUX.

Downtown Events

Sean Kenney's Nature Pop! Made with LEGO Bricks
Friday, July 19
Botanica Wichita

Bring out your inner builder at Botanica’s Nature Pop! Exhibit. This mesmerizing exhibit features a series of nature-inspired sculptures built entirely with over 850,000 LEGO bricks. Join us to explore the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful sculptures that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings. On display throughout Botanica’s lush 20-acre gardens, this is not only an exhibition you will not want to miss, but a summertime destination you will want to visit again and again!

Bring out your inner builder at Botanica's Nature Pop! exhibit! All ages are sure to delight in discovering Artist Sean Kenney's awe-inspiring sculptures as they Pop out of Nature at Botanica!

The exhibit features over 40 sculptures built with over 850,000 LEGO bricks and will accompany daily activities, art projects, tours, and special events.

Join us for daily activities:

  • 2 Mega Building Zones with LEGO Bricks: grab the family and enjoy building in nature.
  • Rotating exploration stations to discover something new at each visit.
  • STEAM stations in the Bug Bungalow, Barn, and Bee House. Make sure to visit them all.
  • Trek through the gardens on a digital scavenger hunt where you can enter your photos for a chance to win fun prizes throughout the summer.
  • Stop by the Garden Cafe for young ones to color Nature Pop! inspired postcards that can be colored and sent to loved ones near and far!
  • Don't forget your garden favorites: Butterfly House, Woodland Walk, Miniature Railroad Garden, Troll Hill, Khicha Family Carousel, Wildflower Garden, Koi Pond Pavilion and more!

More Info
Annie Leibovitz Work/Trabajar Exhibit
Friday, July 19
Wichita Art Museum

ANNIE LEIBOVITZ / WORK features a new group of photographs highlighting current events and exceptional figures in today’s world. Anchored by these new works, the exhibition also features a complementary selection of Leibovitz’s photographs from the past decade. Displayed across both printed and digital mediums, the exhibition offers a dynamic peek into the artist’s contemporary practice and focus. Whether highlighting household names or local heroes, these works demonstrate Leibovitz’s discerning vision and desire to celebrate the extraordinary now. With more than five decades of experience photographing some of the most influential names in entertainment, politics, business, and athletics, Leibovitz has established herself as a keen watcher of society. In 1973, at the age of 23, Leibovitz became Rolling Stone magazine’s Chief Photographer. Through her long-standing work with Vanity Fair and Vogue, Leibovitz further honed her signature blend of grit and grace that has come to define much of her practice. In 1991 she became the first female artist to have a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.


More Info
"Into the Woods"
Friday, July 19
Roxy's Downtown

As Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and more venture into the mystical woods, their intertwining stories unravel with humor, wisdom, and unexpected consequences. Escape into this timeless classic and discover a world where "happily ever after" is just the beginning.


More Info
Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Friday, July 19
Exploration Place

KANSAS: AN IMMERSIVE DOME EXPERIENCE

Experience the Beauty and Wonder of the Sunflower State

Exploration Place, Kansas’ premier science museum, has created a movie experience like no other! Filmed from the unique perspective of a drone, Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience presents the beauty and wonder of the Sunflower State in the breathtaking format of a giant dome theater. Now playing in The Dome.

Run time: 25 minutes

SEA MONSTERS

When strange bones are discovered in a muddy Kansas river bank, paleontologists set out to investigate a mystery buried in time. Through ultra-realistic 3-D computer animation Sea Monsters takes audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when the sea was dominated by giant marine reptiles, some as large as present-day whales. Get up close and personal with some of the dinosaur age’s most fearsome marine reptiles.

Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure transports the audience back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland sea divided North America. The film connects paleontology digs from around the globe into a compelling story about scientists working as detectives to answer questions about this ancient and mysterious ocean world.

Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. The film will follow a curious and adventurous dolichorynchops (familiarly known as a ‘dolly’) as she travels through life’s stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Along the way, she’ll encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monsters of all, the mosasaurs.

THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (Starting June 22)

Embark on a cosmic odyssey in celebration of Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show in The Dome. Journey through a cosmic realm that pays tribute to Pink Floyd’s enduring legacy. Vibrant colors and mesmerizing animations synchronize with the timeless tracks, immersive visuals and powerful emotions evoked by this legendary album. This is the only large-screen film endorsed by the band itself.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to celebrate Pink Floyd’s musical masterpiece in an unforgettable setting.

 


Contact Erin Manning at (316) 660-0600 or erin.manning@exploration.org
More Info
DC Super Heroes
Friday, July 19
Exploration Place

Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman need YOU to help them battle crime in the never-ending fight for truth and justice in the all-new exhibit, DC Super Heroes: Discover Your Superpowers. Save the city, vie with villains and work as a team to restore order across the DC Universe. In this immersive DC environment, you’ll explore the Hall of Justice, investigate robberies in Gotham City, hone your superhero skills in the S.T.A.R. Labs and more. Along the way you’ll also meet Cyborg, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Supergirl and Batgirl. Recruits are needed now! Will YOU answer the call?


Contact Laura Roddy at (316) 660-0602 or laura.roddy@exploration.org
More Info