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Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Wednesday, September 28
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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Turn It Up to 90 - 90th Anniversary of the Electric Guitar's Wichita World Debut
Wednesday, September 28
Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum

This special exhibit, featuring dozens of historic electric guitars and, explores Wichita’s connection to the most popular musical instrument  of our time. The Museum has researched this subject since 2002, producing several well-received exhibits, revealing Wichita’s unique place in the instrument’s history.  Visitors will also see the electric guitars from the Museum’s collection that belonged to some of Wichita’s noteworthy players.

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

$5 for Adults
$2 for Children (Ages 6-12)
Under Age 6 are Free

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Superpower Dogs in Dome Theater
Wednesday, September 28
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!

Vary - see website for full details

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
Wednesday, September 28
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

Contact Teresa Veazey at (316) 268-4921 or
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20th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival
Wednesday, September 28
Various Locations

2022 marks the 20th year of the Tallgrass Film Festival! The festival includes short and feature films from around the world, Filmmaker Labs, Roundtables, VIP receptions, Gala Parties and more.

Stay tuned for details and find more annual events and festivals in Wichita happening this fall!

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