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Carousel Skate Roller Skating: Deals and Discounts

Carousel Skate Center is a popular roller skating rink located in Wichita, Kansas. It has been a staple in the community, providing a fun and safe environment for roller skating enthusiasts of all ages. Below we have the inside info on when Carousel Skate has the best deals and cheapest time to skate. The rink […]

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.    […]

Sunflower Summer App – Free Admission to Kansas Attractions

Sunflower Summer App in Kansas

It’s back for 2024! The Sunflower Summer App 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! You can visit over 200 attractions around KANSAS for FREE!!! The Sunflower Summer Program benefits Kansas families with school-aged children, […]

Discover Your Superpower: Super Heroes Exhibit at Exploration Place

Explore Exploration Place’s newest attraction, the Superpowers Exhibit, featuring iconic superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and more! This educational showcase will run from May 24 to September 22, 2024. One of the many reasons we adore Exploration Place is its constant stream of fresh exhibits, ensuring there’s always something new to discover. With our […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Summer Camps in Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 2024 for your child? We get a lot of requests from parents for inexpensive summer camps in Wichita, so we’ve put together a list of resources for you to explore. Prices for Wichita Summer Camps vary, so we listed them all so you can pick what works best […]

Free Activities on Wednesdays at Botanica: Wonder Wednesdays

Botanica is hosting different special activities on Wednesdays from April to October 2024. The best part is that the activities are FREE with general admission. Wonder Wednesdays are geared toward children pre-K and under, but all ages are welcome. Once you enter Botniaca, the front desk will have more information for each Wonder Wednesday. All […]

Evolve: City of Wichita Activity Guide for Summer

Evolve Summer in Wichita

The weather is turning warmer, and Summer is around the corner. Are you looking for things to do in Wichita this Summer? 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Earth Day Events in Wichita

Earth Day in Wichita

Our planet is fantastic, but it needs our help to strive! Each year, on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. You can typically find special Earth Day activities in Wichita at the Great Plains Nature Center, Botanica, Sedgwick County Zoo, and more. Earth Day is all about celebrating our planet. This […]

Learn to Swim Scholarships in Wichita

We just learned about this excellent scholarship offered by Wichita Park & Recreation to help you receive affordable swimming lessons in Wichita. Learning how to float, tread water, and swim can save lives. Plus, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and once you learn to swim, you can enjoy swimming in pools, lakes, rivers, and more. Whether […]

Earth Day “Party for the Planet” at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Earth Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo with a Party for the Planet on Thursday, April 18, 2024! This environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in. They will have hands-on activities and interactive exhibits; children have many learning opportunities. Activities are geared […]

Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App

Wichita Parks and Recreation has made it even easier to enroll in classes, get admission into public swimming pools, check your sports league standings, and more. Say hello to a world of convenience, where all your recreational needs are just a tap away with the new Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App. From purchasing ride […]

Table Tennis FREE Pro Event at Chicken N Pickle

Table Top Tennis at CNP

Join Chicken N Pickle for a free event hosted by Major League Table Tennis on April 4th, from 6 to 8 pm. This informal occasion will allow you to challenge some of the nation’s top players. These professional players will stop by the Wichita Chicken N Pickle on April 4th before their tournament at Koch […]

Homeschool Learning Hub Classes in Wichita

Homeschool Learning Hub 2023

Here are some fun homeschool classes for the Wichita community in 2024 presented by Wichita Parks and Recreation. These resources are fantastic for anyone who wants to learn and incorporate something new into their homeschool journey. Homeschool Learning Hubs provides a fun educational experience with crafts, physical education, a culinary class, and STEM projects. Learn […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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! […]

FREE WSU Math Circle for Kids in Grades 5-7

Graphs, vectors, and matrices! Oh my! If you have a child or student who is interested in deep thinking about all things math, Wichita State University’s Math Circle might be just what they’re looking for. The program, which is sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the National Security Agency (yes, the NSA), gives […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]