The Wichita WATER Center is a hands-on learning experience for kids and adults, complete with an aquarium.
Officially the “Wichita Area Treatment, Education & Remediation (WATER) Center,” it was built to house the equipment necessary to clean up contaminated groundwater found near downtown Wichita. However, the other purpose of the WATER Center is education, and the facilities include a hands-on, interactive environmental museum, aquariums, and an outdoor guided nature trail along a creek that leads to the Arkansas River.
The WATER Center regularly has tours and educational programs for kids and adults. Admission to the museum, which is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., is free. Participation in most (maybe all?) programs is also free. You can find out more about the center and its programs at the WATER Center website.
On the second Tuesday of every month, the WATER Center hosts Fish Tales Story Time for pre-K aged kids.
The center is located in Herman Hill Park (at the corner of Pawnee & Broadway), 101 E. Pawnee in Wichita.
Have you visited the WATER Center?