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Earth Day Celebration at Botanica

It’s a picnic for the planet! Celebrate Earth day at Botanica the Wichita Gardens this year on Saturday, April 27, 2024.  In addition to special activities, there’s also a special discount for this event! During Picnic for the Planet, everyone pays KIDS prices. There’s going to be so much fun, we won’t even notice it’s […]

READiculous Book Sale at Wichita Art Museum

READiculas Book Sale

Friends of the Wichita Art Museum is hosting another READiculas Book Sale on April 26 – 28, 2024. If you haven’t attended one of these, you must. The best part is it’s FREE to attend and includes general admission to the museum. Of course, you must bring money for the book sale. The READiculous Book […]

Derby Shores Beach

Kansas is getting a manmade beach, and it’s right outside of Wichita. Derby, Kansas, is getting a $160 million dollar beach, ziplining, BMX, and more. This will be a destination for the Midwest. Derby Shores is a 4.5-acre lagoon with white sandy beaches, water sports, lounging, waterfront restaurants, waterslides, and more. This destination will be […]

Great Plains Renaissance Festival: Spring

Spring Renaissance Festival

The Great Plains Renaissance Festival and Wichita Scottish Festival is happening at Sedgwick County Park in Spring 2024. At the Great Plains RenFest, you’ll find what the organizer’s dub “jests and jousts, fire-breathing daredevils, aerial acrobatics, falconry, bagpipes, singing pirates, The Wichita Highland Games , Black Oak Shillelagh and other fine medieval Celtic music, The […]

Botanica the Wichita Garden Tulip Festival

Botanica Tulip Festival

Make plans to attend Botanica’s Tulip Festival on April 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2024. This is a Wichita Spring tradition for all ages. It is the perfect spring event to get families and friends outside to experience the gardens and enjoy beautiful spring blooms, live music, and tasty food and drinks. Also, enjoy fun activities […]

Art Together at Mark Arts

Mark Arts Art Together

Art Together is a free recurring event that happens every second Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mary R. Koch Arts Center (MarkArts). Art Together provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art through storytime, art projects, and performances. It’s all completely FREE to attend. Upcoming Art Together for 2024:  Saturday, April […]

Old Cowtown Family Membership Sale

Cowtown September Family Membership Deal

Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita is gearing up for a new season with a great membership special! During the month of April, you can get a family membership for just $65 when buying online at https://www.oldcowtown.org/Pages/Membership.aspx You can also buy in person at the gift shop, or over the phone during regular business hours at […]

Art at the Arb – Music and Art at the Bartlett Arboretum

Art at the Arb

It must be Spring because Art at the Arb is back for 2024. This event celebrates springtime by featuring a weekend-long celebration of springtime featuring local artists, live music, blooming tulips, great food, and the arboretum’s fantastic garden landscapes. On Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine will host […]

Aviation Flight Adventure Park at Exploration Place

Textron Aviation Flight Playground

The Textron Aviation Flight Adventure Park at Exploration Place will open in Fall 2025. This playground will focus on aviation as the theme of this playscape in downtown Wichita. This outdoor park is one of a kind and designed for families to explore together, celebrating Wichita’s rich aviation heritage. This playscape will have 10 playgrounds […]

Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine Kansas

Bartlett Arboretum in Kansas

The Bartlett Arboretum is in Belle Plaine, Kansas, and it is a beautiful escape from the city with gardens and special events. This is truly a hidden gem in Kansas. It has 20 acres of gardens and is only about a 30-minute drive South of Wichita. This year’s Tulip season will open on March 24 […]

316 Day in Wichita

316 Day in Wichita

On March 16 each year, Wichita celebrates 316 Day. For those residing in Wichita and its neighboring areas, the number 316 holds significant recognition as it encompasses the majority of our telephone area code. Embracing this code, Wichitans utilize 316 to showcase their city pride through various mediums like stickers and t-shirts, especially on March […]

Spring Break Activities and Things to Do in Wichita

Sprig Break Ideas in Wichita

This is your Wichita Spring Break on the Cheap guide to activities for families and kids in 2024. We have listed free Spring break ideas along with other deals on things to do in Wichita. This article includes a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, including museum deals, exploring local parks, special spring break activities, attraction discount […]

Field Station Dinosaur Park in Derby

Field Station Dinosaurs Derby

Field Station Dinosaurs is a one-of-a-kind prehistoric expedition featuring over 40 life-sized, moving, and realistic dinosaurs that are thrilling, educational, and fun! Young visitors to the Field Station step into the shoes of budding scientists, poised to explore, question, and uncover secrets! Amidst the natural backdrop of native grasses lies a bustling scientific expedition, and […]

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a zoo in Goddard, Kansas, where you can feed, touch, meet, and learn about animals. It was named the most interactive Zoo in the Midwest with over 500 animals live in the park.  Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s mission revolves around fostering connections between people and the natural world. By offering engaging and […]

Exploration Place Spring Membership Deal

Exploration Place March Memberships Deal

Exploration Place is offering a membership deal this March 2024. For the price of 12 months, you can get 15 months, which is three bonus months to explore. If you plan on taking your whole family to Exploration Place or will be visiting more than once this year, you will save money by becoming a […]

Spring Break at Exploration Place

Exploration Place is having extended hours for Spring Break in Wichita 2024. They are calling all explorers of all ages to enjoy the museum this break. They will be open from 10 am – 8 pm from March 8th – 16, 2024. Exploration Place features various exhibits covering topics such as aviation, space exploration, Kansas wildlife, […]

Spring Break Camp Guide Wichita 2024

Spring Break Camps and Activities in Wichita

Spring break for Wichita Public Schools USD 259 is March 11-15, 2024. With this much-needed time off, it’s a great chance to make some memories and either bond as a family or give your kids their own adventure! To help guide you, we’ve compiled this list of Wichita spring break camps below, and here is […]

Wichita Public Library Spring Break Activities for Kids and Teens

Spring Break at Wichita Public Libraries

Are you looking for affordable things to do over Spring Break in Wichita? Once again, the Wichita Public Library provides plenty of fun and FREE spring break activities for kids in Wichita. This list includes events for both kids and teens. All of these events are totally FREE, but some do require advance registration, so […]

Riverfront Amphitheater at Exploration Place Wichita

Exploration Place Amphitheater

The Wichita Foundation Amphitheater at Exploration Place in Wichita is underway. The groundbreaking was on March 6, 2024. The outdoor theater will be located along the Arkansas River outside Exploration Place. The theater will showcase the nightly Ring of Fire show at Wichita’s iconic Keeper of the Plains sculpture. It will also provide a stunning […]

Spring Break at Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures is hosting a week of spring break fun for every age again this year. Visit the Museum during Spring Break and enjoy time in all of the exhibits.  The museum will celebrate spring with various crafts and activities from Monday, March 111, through Friday, March 15, 2024.  Activity Times: 10:00 am […]

Wichita Art Museum Free Admission for Permanent Collection

Wichita Art Museum Free to Visit

The Wichita Art Museum announced they will now have FREE admission to their permanent collection gallery. This is HUGE news! Visitors will no longer be charged general admission to view artwork in the galleries that showcase WAM’s permanent collection, which the City of Wichita owns. The Art Museum is located in downtown Wichita. This is […]

Top Golf Wichita Deals & Discounts

Top Golf on a Budget

Top Golf in Wichita is a great activity if you want to practice golf, have a date night, or take the kids for some fun. Topgolf is a game-changing entertainment venue that combines golf, technology, and a social atmosphere. It’s not your traditional golf experience—it’s a blend of a high-tech driving range, a sports bar, […]

Tanganyika Season Pass Sale Membership Deal 2024

Season Pass Sale at Tanganyika

The Tanganyika Season Pass sale is back for 2024! This is usually the best deal of the year on this favorite attraction in Wichita. The 2024 Season Pass Sale starts March 1, so get your purchasing fingers ready on the keyboard. Or you can get your Tanganyika discount tickets/season pass in person at the park […]

$5 Admission to Botanica through February

Botanica $5 January and February

If it’s frosty or mild outside, don’t forget about the winter discount at Botanica. From now until February 28, 2024, Botanica will maintain its regular hours, offering admission for just $5 per person! This is a DEAL!  While every season has charm at Botanica, this special offer becomes even more delightful on those unexpectedly warm […]

Black History Month FREE Outdoor Display at Exploration Place

Black History Month at Exploration Place

Exploration Place is collaborating with The Kansas African American Museum and celebrating Black History Month with a large-scale outdoor display for the second year. This is FREE to see!  Each night during February, Exploration Place will honor African-American scientists by projecting giant portraits onto the side of its iconic island building. The display will be […]