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“Evolve” with the City of Wichita’s Spring Activities Guide

Evolve Activity Guide Wichita Spring 2024

The new year brings new goals for many people. How about you? Do you want to find a hobby, pick up another career skill, improve your fitness or help your kids learn something new? Maybe you’d like to make some friends who share your interests? The City of Wichita’s  Evolve activities guide is your answer! […]

Exploration Place Exhibit that Brings Wichita’s Aviation Industry to Life

Exploration Place Design, Flight, Build Exhibit

The permanent exhibit, Design, Build, Fly is always open at Exploration Place! The exhibit encompasses all that makes Wichita the “Air Capital of the World”.  This hands-on experience is a great way for generations to bond and feel a sense of pride in our community. I envision parents and grandparents enjoying the exhibit and telling their children and […]

Home Depot Free Kids Workshops

Home Depot Kids Free Workshops

Give your children a hands-on experience with Home Depot’s FREE in-store Kids Workshops. Every first Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon, Home Depot offers workshops for kids that include a kit with all materials needed to complete the project, totally free! This activity is a unique opportunity to spend quality time with […]

Kansas Aviation Museum: FREE Little Aviators and Discounts

Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum has a weekly program for kids that includes fun activities and FREE admission from 10 a.m. to noon. Additionally, the museum provides three other discount days each week. Nestled in the heart of the United States, Wichita proudly holds the esteemed title of the “Air Capital of the World.” Renowned for […]

Great Plains Nature Center: 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 and no registration is needed! Great for homeschoolers, kiddos who aren’t quite in school yet, or anyone else available in the morning hours.    […]

Evolve Park & Recreation Classes for Winter

EVOLVE Winter 2024 Catalog

The winter EVOLVE activity guide enrollment is now open. Register for your favorite Park and recreation classes now. How about finding a hobby, picking up another career, improving your fitness or helping your kids learn something new? Maybe you’d like to make some friends who share your interests? The City of Wichita’s  Evolve activities guide is […]

FREE Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Free Books in Kansas

Dolly Parton’s children’s book donation program, Imagination Library, has now expanded to allow EVERY child under age 5 in the state to be eligible! This expansion is possible through increased funding provided to the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund and the Kansas Legislature. The funds supplement local and regional resources to ensure equitable opportunity […]

The Ultimate List of Free Story Times in Wichita

Story Times in Wichita

Wichita has many free indoor story times to fuel your child’s imagination and keep you out of the ever-changing Kansas weather. We have scoured the city and created the Ultimate List of Free Story Times in Wichita and the surrounding area! (We also have a great big list of other free and cheap things for […]

African American Musicians in Kansas

Wichita Public Library Black history month

African American Musicians in Kansas 1860-1920. FREE Event at the Wichita Public Library-Advanced Learning Center for Black History Month.  African Americans in Kansas participated in a wide variety of music ensembles. Lemuel Sheppard’s presentation will introduce the audience to these musicians and the songs they performed in Kansas from 1860 to 1919. Some of the […]

Advanced Learning Library in Downtown Wichita

Advanced Learning Library

The Advanced Learning Library at 711 W. 2nd Street in Wichita replaced the old Central Branch location. This library is a great addition to Downtown Wichita, with neat indoor and outdoor spaces. It has cool new features that will make this library a place for the community to gather and collaborate. Although the library looks […]

Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Resources Wichita

Did you know Wichita has a wealth of free educational resources homeschoolers can use? While many were intended for teachers in public or private schools, most of these free resources may be adaptable for your homeschool lesson plans.  Most of Wichita’s museums and other educational organizations have educational resources online and are easily accessible to […]

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 […]

FREE YMCA Job Prep Program for Teens

YMCA Teen Job Prep Wichita

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a program for older teens that can help them land a job, be an awesome employee, and manage the money they’ll begin making. The Strong Communities campaign funds the FREE program and will provide participants with training on how to complete a job application, dress for success, handle an interview, and […]

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Exploration Place Halloween Events

Don’t miss out on all the spooktacular Halloween fun at Exploration Place in Wichita! They are hosting three fantastic Halloween events this year: Halloween Hall, BOOfest, and Wicked Pairings. It’s sure to be a howling good time. Each event is unique and will help you get into the Halloween spirit. Exploration Place is located in […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  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 […]

Homeschool Learning Hub Classes in Wichita

Homeschool Learning Hub 2023

Here are some fun Homeschool classes for the Wichita community this Fall. These resources are fantastic for anyone who wants to learn, and they sound like a lot of fun. Incorporate something new into your homeschool journey at Boston Rec Center! Homeschool Learning Hubs provides a fun educational experience with crafts, physical education, culinary class, […]

Wichita Tallgrass Film Festival 2023

Tallgrass Film Festival Wichita

The Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita has been called one of the best “under-the-radar film festivals in America” and an “undiscovered gem” by national media. Filmmakers from around the world participate. This year’s festival is in downtown Wichita, October 5 – 8, 2023. This “stubbornly independent” film festival showcases films that you might not otherwise […]

Evolve: City of Wichita Activity Guide for Fall

Evolve Fall Activity Guide 2023

The EVOLVE activity guide makes it easier for our community to try new things by combining offerings from CityArts, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation and Wichita Public Library. Browse and register for ALL of your City of Wichita activities in one place! Fall registration begins Aug. 7, and classes start in Sept. 2023.  How about […]

Botanica the Wichita Gardens Summer & Fall Events

If you haven’t been to Botanica in a while, it’s about time to experience Wichita’s finest botanical attraction again. This Summer and Fall are full of events and programs at Botanica, bringing you a whole new experience every time you visit. These events are reoccurring, so you have plenty of time to visit Botanica.  In […]

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 […]

Book-a-holic Fill a Bag Event

Book-A-Holic Book Sale

A book hoarder’s dream! One of Wichita’s favorite second-hand bookstores is holding an incredible sale, on July 21st & 22nd. Get a bag, fill it to the brim, and pay just $10!  Here’s what you need to know:  Only their warehouse sale books are available for bag stuffing  The store will provide the bags 9am […]

Family ArtVenture at the Wichita Art Museum: Summer Celebration

Family ArtVenture Wichita Art Museum

This is a great FREE event at the Wichita Art Museum in downtown Wichita. Cool down at their fun-filled Family ArtVenture celebrating our summer exhibition, Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. This event is on July 22, 2023.  Enjoy FREE admission to the exhibition, a performance by Wichita War Dancer, glass-blowing demonstrations, and artmaking. Beat the […]

Exploration Place Wichita Summer 2023 Exhibits

Exploration Place Summer Exhibits

Kansas families with kids in pre-K through 12th grade can download the Sunflower Summer app to receive free All- Access Passes for one visit funded through the Kansas state Department of Education to keep learning going over the summer. Sunflower Summer starts May 26 and runs through August 13. All-Access Passes include all permanent exhibits, […]

Summer Adventure Club at Bradley Fair

Summer Adventure Club at Bradley Fair

Bradley Fair is hosting the Summer Adventure Club for little ones in June and July.  Club events will be held on The Plaza at Bradley Fair 10 a.m. every Tuesday in June and July 2023. A donation of $5 per child is requested for each event. 100% of the proceeds will go to the local […]

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 […]