Welcome to a New Season at Botanica!
Fall is quickly approaching, and Botanica has plenty for you to do and experience. This September don’t forget to squeeze in a final peek at their exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors.” You can also celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s migration with student interactives and tours. Music lovers can two-step to country music favorite Logan Mize, or be serenaded during Symphony on the Grand Lawn. Check out Botanica’s website for a full list of events, tours, classes and more.
Last Chance to Stomp with the Dinosaurs
Through September 17, 2023, visitors have one last chance to experience the one-of-a-kind, “Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors,” exhibit at Botanica. The exhibit is included with general admission and features 10 animatronic dinosaurs nestled throughout the gardens. Several of the dinosaurs are over 27 feet long! Visitors are encouraged to learn and make memories with these enormous kings of the past. Dinosaurs include the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex of North America, the bizarre, bony-crested Oviraptor from Mongolia, and many more! The exhibit is accompanied by dino-riffic daily activities, art projects, dino tours, giant dinosaur puzzles and special events.
Monarch Butterfly Sessions & Tours
Botanica is kicking off the season with Monarch Days on September 18th-21st. They are offering daily morning sessions to educate students on monarch butterfly anatomy, habitat and migration through a variety of interactive stations. Admission for students is only $5 per student and teachers and staff are free of charge.
Botanica is also offering Monarch Migration tours on September 23rd, 26th, and 28th. Guests will discover the top resting sites for monarchs in the botanical gardens, learn fun facts about monarchs, and see how monarchs are tagged and released. These tours are thirty minutes long and free with admission. Plus, every tour ends in the Meadow with a Monarch tagging!
Break Out Your Cowboy Boots
Country music artist and Kansas-native, Logan Mize, is performing on September 22, 2023 at 7:30pm at Botanica. Mize’s music takes honest, candid looks at the occasional desperation that goes hand in hand with the glowing nostalgia of the American Midwest. Opening act will be played by Savanna Chestnut and the Field Hands and there will also be a special performance of brand-new duet songs by The Mizes. Tickets are selling fast at $40 for members and $45 for non-members.
A Symphony of Sounds Awaits
Botanica and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra are joining forces to present Symphony on the Grand Lawn on September 29th! Beginning at 7:30 p.m., it promises to be a magical evening of food, drink, and music, surrounded by the beauty of Botanica. The concert will delight the whole family with a Superhero Soundtrack including: The Avengers, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles, Superman and more. Tickets are $45 for the general public and $10 for students and must be purchased online in advance.
There’s Always More to See within Botanica’s Gardens
The 20 acres of the ever-changing botanical wonderland houses more than 30 themed areas and over 4,000 plant species. As guests wind through the gardens, they will also discover additional gems. Inspiring sculptures, relaxing water features, and even a ride on a restored 1949 carousel means Botanica is fun for the whole family. Visit Botanica’s website today to plan a fun and family-filled day at Botanica.