You could call this a “Teacher Preparedness Event,” but the Zoo calls it their annual Back-to-School Bash – and it’s when they let everyone in for just $3!
You’ll get zoo admission for only $3 on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is sponsored by KAKE Channel 10 and Dillons grocery stores.
While not required to get the discounted zoo admission, you are encouraged to bring new school supplies to donate to the KAKE School Supply Landslide. (And you’ll have plenty of great school supplies to donate when you’re keeping an eye on the Back to School sales here at Wichita on the Cheap.)
The Sedgwick County Zoo Back to School Bash is such a huge event that sometimes the parking lot overflows. But don’t worry! The zoo has prepared the grass lots north of the zoo in case the regular lot runs out of parking spaces.
It goes without saying, then, that the crowds inside the zoo will be pretty big. Be prepared. Bring some water, wear comfortable shoes (and sunscreen, speaking of things to wear), and maybe think ahead for potty breaks. (Little kids always wait until the last minute to bring it up, don’t they? And that’s just what you need when you’re at the gorilla exhibit, right? Your kid is doing the pee-pee dance as you and he make your way through the crowd, and you’re saying “Excuse me, pardon me” as politely as possible between sending up silent prayers for no accidents, and when you finally reach the restroom you see that the line is twenty people deep. 🙂 To avoid that all-too-familiar scenario, consult this zoo map and make a plan for potty breaks.)
As usual, Zoo members can get in free with their membership card and a photo ID.
More than one person has told me that ours is one of the best zoos in the country. To get in for only $3 is a great deal!
Here’s the cute commercial from 2014 about the Sedgwick County Zoo Back to School Bash:
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