Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Exploration Place

Inspiring a deeper interest in science

three stars

89.82

300 North McLean Boulevard Wichita, KS 67203
tel: (316) 660-0600   Web Site
EIN: 48-1000295

Board Leadership
Jeff Peier
Chair

CEO
Adam Smith
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 90.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Exploration Place is to inspire a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experience. Exploration Place is dedicated to providing informal, enjoyable learning experiences with extraordinary resources for exploration for people of all ages. Our exhibits and programs are STEM focus (science, technology, engineering and science.) Permanent exhibits include Exploring Flight and Design, Exploring Our Only Home, Kansas Kids Connect (a pre-school only gallery), The Castle, Kansas in Miniature. We also feature three different traveling exhibits each year. Annual attendance is more than 200,000, and since opening in April 2000, more than 3 million people have visited.

The mission of Exploration Place is to inspire a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experience. Exploration Place is dedicated to providing informal, enjoyable learning experiences with extraordinary resources for exploration for people of all ages. Our exhibits and programs are STEM focus (science, technology, engineering and science.) Permanent exhibits include Exploring Flight and Design, Exploring Our Only Home, Kansas Kids Connect (a pre-school only gallery), The Castle, Kansas in Miniature. We also feature three different traveling exhibits each year. Annual attendance is more than 200,000, and since opening in April 2000, more than 3 million people have visited.

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Financial

four stars

90.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
68.9%
  Administrative Expenses 26.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.62
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploration Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploration Place on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $685,383
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $160,122
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,020,601
Total Contributions $2,866,106
   Program Service Revenue $1,170,700
Total Primary Revenue $4,036,806
   Other Revenue $2,030,920
TOTAL REVENUE $6,067,726
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,982,544
   Administrative Expenses $1,446,585
   Fundraising Expenses $241,269
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,670,398
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $397,328
   
Net Assets $29,708,637

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,728 2.65% Jan Luth President, CEO

Mission

The mission of Exploration Place is to inspire a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experience. Exploration Place is dedicated to providing informal, enjoyable learning experiences with extraordinary resources for exploration for people of all ages. Our exhibits and programs are STEM focus (science, technology, engineering and science.) Permanent exhibits include Exploring Flight and Design, Exploring Our Only Home, Kansas Kids Connect (a pre-school only gallery), The Castle, Kansas in Miniature. We also feature three different traveling exhibits each year. Annual attendance is more than 200,000, and since opening in April 2000, more than 3 million people have visited.

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Charity Contact Info

Exploration Place
300 North McLean Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67203
tel: (316) 660-0600
fax: (316) 660-0670
EIN: 48-1000295

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Board Leadership

Jeff Peier
Chair

CEO

Adam Smith
President