Special Deals and Events at Wichita's Botanical Gardens

I've written about so many wonderful events at Botanica over the years. Here is an archive that includes most of them.

The free admission on Mother's Day at Botanica was actually one of the events I attended that inspired me to start Wichita on the Cheap.

BOOtanica this Saturday

Bootanica at Botanica Wichita Gardens

Bootanica, Botanica's fun fall fundraiser, will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014. It's an opportunity for kids to give their costumes a test drive, make some crafts, play, and enjoy Botanica in the fall. Bootanica costs $8 per person; $6 for Botanica members. Children under 3 get in free. Bootanica crafts and activities will be located at stations throughout the entire gardens. Kids can … [Read more...]

FREE Museums on the River Teacher Appreciation Event

Stack of books with an apple on top

Teachers, we appreciate you! The Museums on the River in Wichita want to show their appreciation of teachers at a free reception on September 5, 2014. http://youtu.be/PaHJRLoCyWc All area educators can join the museums at Botanica on that Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a fun and relaxing cocktail reception with tasty food, live music, and special prizes. Teacher Appreciation Night is … [Read more...]

Asian Night Market Fundraiser at Botanica

drawing of the future Botanica Chinese Garden

Botanica has begun construction of a Chinese Garden of Friendship to celebrate the Sister Cities relationship between Wichita and Kaifeng, China and serve as a bridge connecting cultures in our community. The garden is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2015. On August 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Botanica will host an Asian Market Night fundraiser with a variety of Asian arts, crafts, … [Read more...]

FREE Fathers Day Kite Festival in Wichita

Kites wichita

Take Dad out for a fun afternoon on Fathers Day, June 15, 2014. Botanica will hold a Fathers Day Kite Festival with music, food, activities for the kids, and - if the wind cooperates - lots of kite-flying! Dads get in free; everyone else pays only $5 for admission. Update! They've changed the cost of admission to the low, low price of FREEEEEE! For everyone! You can bring your own kites or buy … [Read more...]

Butterfly Festival


Botanica's butterfly house is always a popular part of the gardens. The Butterfly Festival, an official 2014 Riverfest event, will feature butterfly-related games and activities, discounted admission and other perks, and the first 100 children will get to release a butterfly into the house. You can also have a photo taken by Art's Photography, and get a free snow cone with any purchase at Pat's … [Read more...]

Save $2 on Admission to Area Attractions with the Wichita Go Card

Go Wichita Go Card

Enjoy a week of Wichita attractions at a discount with the Go Wichita Go Card. The card is free and lets you save $2 on admission to some of the best things to do in Wichita. How it works: Pick up your Go Card at Go Wichita (the Wichita CVB) or at any participating attraction. It will be good for seven days. Pay full price at your first stop, then show your card at other participating … [Read more...]

Tulips, Fairies, and Friends at Botanica


Looking for things to do in Wichita this Spring? Each Saturday from March 22 until April 19, 2014, Botanica will be celebrating Spring with Tulips, Fairies, and Friends. You'll enjoy live performances, activities, crafts, and building your very own fairy house for a chance to win one of several prizes. You'll also meet the new Downing Children's Garden mascot and possibly spot two life-size … [Read more...]

Botanica FREE Family Fun Fair

FREE family fun fair at Botanica

Enjoy free admission and crafts for the kids at Botanica's FREE Family Fun Fair. Suitable for kids of all ages, the FREE Family Fun Fair educates children about nature and wildlife while involving them in hands-on activities. PLUS - you can explore the Gardens to see the berries and barks that shine during the winter months. Bird Food on a String Thumbprint Plant Stakes Grass Seed … [Read more...]