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Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

$100 $65

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The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

Admission for Six to Kansas Learning Center For Health (Up to 39% Off)

Kansas Learning Center For Health

Halstead

$18 $11

Interactive exhibits including light-up anatomic models and huge model ears and mouths teach kids about healthy lifestyles

Family Membership for Up to Six or a Three-Hour Venue Rental at The Kansas African American Museum (Up to 70% Off)

The Kansas African American Museum

Historic Midtown

$50 $15

The museum is able to accommodate recitals, family reunions, corporate meetings, workshops, and receptions

Museum Outing for Four, Six, or Eight at Kansas Firefighters Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Kansas Firefighters Museum

Wichita

$12 $6.50

See relics from the first all-mechanized fire department in the nation at this fire station turned museum

12-Mile or 25-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to 3 from KC Copters, A Johnny Rowlands Company (Up to 58% Off)

KC Copters- A Johnny Rowlands Company

Multiple Locations

$359 $149

Helicopters fly around the city to showcase sights such as the Power & Light District in daylight or at night when the skyline's lit up

Saturday Night Stargazing for Four or Private Party for Ten from Astronomical Society of Kansas City (50% Off)

Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Powell Observatory

$24 $12

Saturday night stargazing sessions and private functions for all ages gives visitors a tour of the Powell Observatory and the night sky

$24 for Two Deluxe Passes to Strataca (Up to $38 Value)

Strataca

Hutchinson

$38 $24

Travel through a salt mine 650 feet underground on foot and via narrated tram and train rides, then collect a souvenir salt chunk

Saturday Self-Guided Arrowhead Stadium Tour for 2, 4, or 10 from Kansas City Chiefs (Up to 51% Off)

Kansas City Chiefs

Truman Sports Complex

$40 $24

Tours explore Chiefs Hall of Honor and locker rooms of Arrowhead Stadium with a chance to throw passes on the field's sideline

6- or 12-Mile Helicopter Flight for Up to Three from Timberview Helicopters (Up to 51% Off)

Timberview Helicopters

Northland

$297 $145

Flight over downtown area delivers views of the city center, Sprint Center, and the Plaza

General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

$26 $12

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Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

$20 $12

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Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

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Inside the lobby of KU Natural History Museum, unsuspecting guests mill underneath a 45-foot-long mosasaur, seemingly oblivious to the marine creature’s razor-sharp teeth and whip-like spine. But the fossilized cretaceous-period animal remains harmless as visitors ogle it and many others housed in the museum’s 50,000-square-foot space. They run their fingers through the grooves in femurs dating back 150 million years, then time travel to the modern day in the panorama of North American animals, a sprawling display of animals frozen in realistic tableaus that often include fast food franchises in the background. Guests can also soak up insect energy in Bugtown, an area filled with human-size worm tunnels and a live bee colony.

1 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence,
KS
US

At Kansas Learning Center for Health, kids don't learn about human anatomy from any regular skeleton. Instead, they learn from a more accurate model: Valeda. Shaped like the average woman, who is 5'7" and 145 pounds, Valeda has plastic bones and organs, wiring to represent her lymphatic and circulatory systems, and transparent skin. She even has a voice, which she uses to explain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle; her organs light up whenever she mentions them.

Valeda is just one of the engaging, interactive exhibits at the Kansas Learning Center for Health that helps kids understand their bodies. Others include huge model eyes, ears, and mouths, which kids can explore on visits with their families and schools.

505 Main St.
Halstead,
KS
US

In 1919, discouraged that artifacts of Wichita and Sedgwick County were disappearing, the Sedgwick County Pioneer Society began collecting and displaying historical items in the Sedgwick County Courthouse. Nearly a century later, what began as a modest collection of early memorabilia has expanded to nearly 70,000 Sedgwick County and Wichita-related artifacts, which together trace the history of the region from 1865 to the present. Now housed in Wichita’s original, renovated City Hall, the collection’s photographs, clothing, decorative arts, and household items enrich award-winning exhibits that tell tale of the area’s Buffalo-hunting days, Great Depression–era dust storms, and aircraft industry.

The museum is also home to three re-created environments from the region’s past. The garage re-creation holds a 1916 Jones Six automobile, the only such Wichita-built vehicle on public exhibit, and the drug store reproduces the feel of the popular early 20th-century neighborhood gathering place. Over in the Wichita Cottage, seven rooms of a Victorian-style 19th-century home house authentic period items such as a wooden icebox, a gas-and-electric ceiling light fixture, and a phone powered by animosity toward Rutherford B. Hayes.

204 S Main St
Wichita,
KS
US

At the Museum of World Treasures, a team of curators and historians gather artifacts from around the world to nourish the knowledge-hungry brains of families and students. Since opening in 2001, the diverse collection has grown to encompass three floors of the museum’s renovated warehouse location. Skeletons of dinosaurs loom over visitors in the fossil gallery, and an authentic Civil War cannon stands vigilant among the museum’s military exhibits, which span from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. A plethora of interactive and historical displays also allow visitors to witness original footage from the discovery of the Titanic and feel humbled in the presence of signatures from every American president, including those not yet born. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum members can capitalize on myriad benefits, including discounts on educational programs and invitations to special events.

835 E 1st St N
Wichita,
KS
US

In 1910, Engine House No. 6 boasted space to accommodate four firefighters, two horses, and a carriage, which was the best way to reach the scene of a fire quickly. By 1918, though, the horses had retired, giving up their stall space and beloved supply of carrots to a brand-new fire truck. The move was part of Wichita's initiative to become the first all-mechanized fire department in the nation.

The neighborhood station served until 1953, when its half-a-century-old amenities proved too obsolete to serve the needs of modern firefighters. Still, the building represented an interesting slice of history, so in 1993, a group of local citizens and firefighters teamed up to restore the place and transform it into the Kansas Firefighters Museum.

Today, the museum recounts the above story and tells other local firefighting tales through various exhibits. They also offer fire camps, which are designed to give youth a hands-on look into the daily life of a firefighter, with participation and activity discussions geared to help attendees determine if firefighting may be their profession of choice. The museum's staff of volunteers also pride themselves on creating a great firefighter calendar full of hunky men and women wearing hard hats or wielding hoses. Proceeds go to the Coats for Kids program, which provides coats for hundreds of children in Kansas each year.

1300 S Broadway St
Wichita,
KS
US

Housed in the one-time Calvary Baptist Church built in 1917 by members of the city's thriving black community, The Kansas African American Museum is a history and cultural center that tells the story of the African-American experience in Kansas. With historical photographs, authentic African artifacts, constantly changing exhibits, and artwork from past and current artists, the museum helps visitors get a glimpse of life from the 1800s to the present.

601 N Water St
Wichita,
KS
US