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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Ultimate List of Free Story Times in Wichita

Story Times in Wichita

Wichita has a plethora of 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 come up with the Ultimate List of Free Story Times in Wichita and the surrounding area! (We also have a great big list of other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

O.K. Kids: Outdoor Kansas Kids at Great Plains Nature Center

OK KIDS 2023 Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center welcomes the community to its annual O.K. Kids (Outdoor Kansas Kids) event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd at 6232 E. 29th St. North in Wichita. Highlighting our feathered friends has never been so fun! Join us at our annual Outdoor Kansas Kids event! Families will […]

GreenAcres Market Free Summer Kick-Off Event

GreenAcres Summer Event

Visit GreenAcres Market West Wichita for their Summer Kick-Off Event on May 20th from 11 am-2 pm! Bring the whole family and enjoy FREE samples, savings, kid-oriented demos, giveaways, and more. Stay in touch with GreenAcres on social media for the latest healthy living research and information from nationally-recognized wellness experts. Click HERE to follow […]

Evolve: City of Wichita Activity Guide for Summer

Summer Evolve Wichita Activity Guide

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 […]

Rootstock Wichita: Music, Art, Food Tucks and Plants

Rootstock 2023

Have you heard of Rootstock? It’s an afternoon of art, music, food trucks, plants, and spring fun at Prairie Hill Vinyard at Stockemer Farm. This event is in Colwich on Sunday, April 30th, from 1 pm – 8 pm. Make sure to get your tickets early to save $5. Pre-sold tickets are $10, and at […]

Wichita area Summer Camps for Kids

Kid Summer Camps Wichita

Are you looking for a summer camp 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 for […]

Exploration Place celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day Exploration Place

Earth Day is on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Wichita has lots of great events happing around town. Exploration Place is having an Earth Day event filled with science and fun! They are offering FREE screenings of Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience and a variety of activities. From hands-on activities to interactive exhibits, there’s something for […]

Kansas Homeschool Expo at Century II

Kansas Homeschool Expo

The Kansas Homeschool Expo has been Kansas’ biggest homeschool convention for over 35 years!  This event is put on by Kansas Home Educators which is here to encourage, educate and support homeschooled families throughout the state of Kansas. They have been helping parents educate their children for over 35 years! The Kansas Homeschool Expo is the place […]

Earth Day Celebration at Botanica

Earth Day at Botanica

Celebrate Earth day at Botanica the Wichita Gardens this year. The celebration is from Monday, April 17th, through Saturday, April 22nd.  Activities included with General Admission! On April 22nd they will have some special activities.  About Botanica:  Botanica, The Wichita Gardens is open year-round, and repeat visits offer new surprises as The Gardens change with […]

Earth Day 2023 Events in Wichita

Earth Day Wichita

Our planet is a fantastic place, but it needs our help to strive! Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. We have three Earth Day Events in Wichita to help you celebrate.  Earth Day Fun Facts:  The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 when a US senator from […]

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

Earth Day Sedgwick County Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planeton Thursday, May 20th 2023! 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 toward kids in 3rd – 5th […]