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Drone Light Festival at Exploration Place

Drone Light Festival Graphic

The inaugural Drone Light Festival will take flight at Exploration Place on September 21-23, 2023. They had their first drone show last year during the River Festival, which was a HUGE hit!  The festival will provide breathtaking views of 300 synchronized drones (100 more than last year!), fully choreographed with music. They are planning some […]

Great Plains Nature Center 2023: Free Events and Info

Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita is always FREE to visit. They provide opportunities for the public to investigate, understand, and develop an appreciation for wildlife. They have weekly  FREE events that and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.  […]

Riverside Park Zoo called the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is FREE

Kansas Wildlife Exhibit

It’s officially named the “Kansas Wildlife Exhibit” but fondly known by Wichitans as the Riverside Park Zoo. Did you know they do feeding at noon everyday? Yes, you can go see FREE animal feeding everyday. We love consistent FREE activities in Wichita. This zoo has the wonderful Central Riverside Park near it and the park […]

The Original Pizza Hut in Wichita

The original Pizza Hut

Did you know that Pizza Hut was started in Wichita? In 1958 two brothers started a restaurant in a building on the corner of Bluff and Kellogg. They sold pizza, a dish that was beginning to gain popularity. They staffed it with family, friends, and fraternity brothers (from Wichita State University) and called it Pizza […]

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget & Free Events

Chicken N Pickle on a Budget

Want to visit Chicken N Pickle Wichita but on a budget? We have made it easy for you. Below is a list of what you can do at Chicken N Pickle that’s completely Free, what days and times can you get the best deals on court times, happy hours, and more. Chicken N Pickle is […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App

It’s back for 2023! The Sunflower Summer provides various ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks, and more for FREE! This is the BEST DEAL!! You can visit 114 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! Kansas kids and their parents can have […]

Botanica Events in June

June Events at Botanica

Looking for something to do? Visit Botanica! If you’re looking to get out of the house and be surrounded by lush gardens and family-friendly fun, Botanica has you covered. With a multitude of activities happening the week of June 18-24, there is something new to experience at Botanica. There is something for everyone scheduled at […]

Wichita Art Museum free admission for permanent collection

The Wichita Art Museum announced on December 22, 2022, that 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 is owned by the City of Wichita. The Wichita Art […]

Wichita Baseball Museum at Riverfront Stadium: FREE

Wichita Baseball Museum FREE

The Wichita Baseball Museum is at the Riverfront Stadium, where the Wichita Wind Surge play. This museum is FREE to the public!  The Museum Features: Trivia and historical artifacts showcasing Wichita’s baseball history, including Wichita’s all-black baseball team the Monrovians, the National Baseball Congress (NBC), along with preserved components of Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.  Visitors are welcome […]

The Wichita Explore Card – Save $2 on admission to many Wichita area attractions

Explore Card Wichita 2023

One of our favorite Wichita “coupons” is back again this year for 2023! Get a discount on admission to several great Wichita-area attractions with the FREE Wichita Explore Card.  If you plan to visit any Wichita museums or attractions where you don’t have a membership, take advantage of the Visit Wichita (Wichita Convention and Visitors […]

Free admission to Old Cowtown Museum on Sundays

Cowtown FREE on Sundays

Yes! Free Sundays at Cowtown are back. Thanks to a really generous donation by Colby Sandlian, everyone gets FREE ADMISSION to Cowtown on Sundays through October 2023. There are some exclusions, such as when the Museum is closed and for certain special events they’ll be holding on Sundays. (Members get in free to most special […]

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 2023:  April 8th […]

How visit Tanganyika Wildlife Park for Free

How to go to Tanganyika for Free

Did you know you can visit the Goddard Public Library and check out Tanganyika passes for FREE? Yes, that’s true! You can visit the zoo entirely for free. This is a great resource and an opportunity to visit the animals. Another FUN FACT, you can also rent kindles, iFixIt kits, medical equipment, early literacy kits, […]

Wichita Murals

Wichita Murals

Have a fun and totally FREE day exploring Wichita’s murals. Over the past few years, we’ve seen dozens of colorful murals adorning the sides of buildings, fences, and underpasses. Sometimes you just catch a glimpse of them as you drive by; others we have only seen in pictures. But there’s nothing like getting out and […]

Celebrate Kansas Day at Exploration Place

Kansas Day Exploration Place

Happy 162nd Birthday Kansas! Celebrate Kansas Day on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 with a FREE screening of Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience. For one day only, the Kansas Dome film is FREE with admission to Exploration Place exhibits, including members. Kansas is showing at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., […]

Free Admission to the Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum Free Admission

Admission to the Wichita Art Museum was always free on Saturdays, and that was a great deal but NOW admission is always FREE to see the permanent collection. Yes, FREE!   The Wichita Art Museum announced on December 22, 2022, that they will now have FREE admission to their permanent collection gallery. This is HUGE news!  […]

Museums in Wichita

Museums in Wichita

Wichita has some great Museums to visit and Museums are a great way to get out of the house to learn about history. By attending these museums, I have listed, you’re not only supporting the building and their preservation, but you are supporting the community. Who knows, maybe you’ll find out something you didn’t know […]

$5 admission to Botanica through February

$5 General Admission Botanica

Whether it’s chilly or mild, keep this winter discount at  Botanica in mind. Now through February 28, 2023 Botanica will be open regular hours and you can get admission for just $5 per person! Every season is beautiful at Botanica, but this deal will be especially nice on those unseasonably warm winter days.  What do […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trick or Treat Halloween Wichita

Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a Halloween to remember for years to come! With traditional door-to-door trick or treating becoming less popular, Wichita has gained some really fun new options […]

Sedgwick County Zoo discounts

Teens enjoying a free night at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo is one of Wichita’s biggest attractions. With the large enclosures, educational Keeper Chats, large variety of animals (including many rare and endangered species) and more, it is a fun outing for the whole family! The best way to find out about discounts to the Sedgwick County Zoo is to frequently check their […]

Senior Wednesdays in Wichita

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS

Senior Wednesdays in Wichita are fun, informative, and low-cost activities offered in collaboration with various local venues. These events include a nice variety of activities for people 55 and up. There are generally two Senior Wednesday events each week, one at 10 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. The schedule may change at times, so […]