Things to do in WICHITA with kids

Wichita has some of the country’s BEST attractions for kids, AND doesn’t have to break the budget. Want to know some of the city’s secrets? Shhhh…here we go!

Did you know that Sedgwick County Zoo have discount Winter Wednesdays, starting November? Yep!  Did you know that Botanica Gardens has free admission on Mothers Day (and it’s always free for those under 3!) - AND they have discount Thursdays!

Did you know that Wichita Art Museum is always free on Saturdays? Time to get inspired! Even the Museum of World Treasures gets in on the act, and offers discounted Family Night the first Thursday of every month!

Did we mention the Great Plain Nature Center and Ulrich Museum of Art has no admission cost at all, and the Wichita Ice Center is super cheap on Tuesdays!? 

See - there’s no excuse to not get out and enjoy family time in Wichita! Turn off that television and ENJOY this incredible city with plenty of fun things to do with kids. Amazing!

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  • Wichita Historical Museum

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    Wichita

    A fascinating and historical look into the history of Wichita and its surroundings, all the way back to the mid 1800s.

  • The Great Plains Transportation Museum

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    Wichita

    Our mission is to be the railroad museum of Kansas, dedicated to recording and exhibiting the importance of railroad transportation in the human, agricultural, commercial and industrial heritage of ...

  • Kansas Museum of World Treasures

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    Wichita

    Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in America. Children will enjoy the fun activity center including a Moon Walk, Puppet Theater, and large play castle ...

  • Exploration Place

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    Exploration Place is dedicated to providing informal, enjoyable learning experiences with extraordinary resources for exploration for people of all ages. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Wichita Ice Center

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    Open skate sessions, ice hockey, figure skating and even musical sessions for families - great skating fun in Wichita!

  • Wichita Art Museum

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, the Wichita Art Museum houses one of the country's finest collections of American art, spanning three centuries of painting, sculpture, works on ...

  • Old Cowtown Museum

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    (1 miles) Wichita

    Cowtown is a living history museum where you'll experience life in the 1870s as you immerse yourself in a sampling of the sights, sounds and activities common to a midwestern cattle town. You'll ...

  • Botanica Wichita

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    (2 miles) Wichita

    An amazing selection of themed gardens in Wichita, including an unforgettable children's garden with musical mazes and monster trees!

  • Carousel Skate Center

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    (3 miles) Wichita

    Skating is FUN & HEALTHY family entertainment When is the last time YOUR family did something together? Come and visit Carousel Skate Center!

  • Ulrich Museum of Art

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    (3 miles) Wichita

    The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University acts as a catalyst and cultural center for the art of our time. Offering direct encounters with modern and contemporary art and dynamic public ...

  • OJ Watson Park

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    (3 miles) Wichita

    A lovely family day out in nature with over 119 acres of land and lake to enjoy Kansas nature at its best.

  • Sedgwick County Zoo

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    (4 miles) Wichita

    The Zoo has seen steady progress through the past three decades with major exhibits opening every few years. The Jungle in 1977, The South American Pampas and Australian Outback exhibits in 1980 and ...

  • Dart Warz Wichita

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    (5 miles) Wichita

    Active kids will love this cool alternative to paintball - an indoor dart battlefield! Action packed fun in Wichita!

  • Laser Quest

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    (5 miles) Wichita

    Great fun in wichita with hide-and-seek tag with a high tech twist on this multi-level arena with specialty lighting, swirling fog and energetic music!

  • Kansas Aviation Museum

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    (5 miles) Wichita

    The importance of the Kansas Aviation Museum building to the glory days of Kansas aviation cannot be overstated. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone ...

  • Great Plains Nature Center

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    (5 miles) Wichita

    Our Goals 1. Provide opportunities to the public to learn about natural resources, especially the wildlife and plant species, of the Great Plains Region. 2. Provide visitors with enjoyable ...

  • All Star Sports West

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    (6 miles) Wichita

    Great kids fun in Wichita with mini golf, go karts and kiddie karts, climbing wall, super soaker bumper boats, lazer tag, batting cages....and more! Phew!

  • All Star Adventures

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    (6 miles) Wichita

    Hours of family fun in Kansas, with Wichita's ONLY amusement park! With mini golf, go-karts, bumper boats, swings and more!

  • The Alley Indoor Entertainment Centre

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    (7 miles) Wichita

    Amazing family fun in Kansas with bowling, laser maze, arcade and go karts! Great fun for active kids!

  • Rock River Rapids

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    (10 miles) Derby

    A splashing day out to cool off in those summer days

  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park

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    (12 miles) Goddard

    It's the most interactive zoo in all of Kansas! You may find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, have a giraffe eating out of your hand, or look up to a ring tailed lemur on your shoulder! Highly ...

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory

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    (17 miles) Goddard

    Through the Observatory's 16-inch telescope you can view such wonders as the planet Saturn and its beautiful rings, and the Moon with its craters and mountains.

  • Spring Lake RV Resort

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    (26 miles) Halstead

    The largest RV Park Resort & Public Campground in Kansas, and the perfect place to relax with your family out in nature!

  • Kauffman Museum

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    (27 miles) North Newton

    The Kaufman museum has: * a tallgrass prairie reconstruction with over 15 species of grasses and more than 100 wildflower species * the award-winning permanent exhibit Of Land and ...

  • Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum

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    (38 miles) Hutchinson

    Take a trip 650 feet below the surface where a fascinating museum awaits to tell you the history of salt!

  • Salt City Splash Aquatic Center

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    (39 miles) Hutchinson

    The Splash features four pools including slides, diving boards, zero depth entry pool, and splash toys. Available for birthdays and party/special event rentals!

  • Reno County Museum

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    (41 miles) Hutchinson

    Why is Reno County a special place to live? Come find out at the Reno County Museum where you will uncover the rich culture and history via their fascinating exhibitions!

  • Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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    (41 miles) Hutchinson

    This world-renowned, Smithsonian-Affiliated museum allows visitors to experience the thrill of space exploration. Plus Dr. Goddard's Lab, an explosively fun, rocketry demonstration for kids.

  • Kingman County Museum

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    (43 miles) Kingman

    In 1967 the city moved it's offices and fire equipment to a modern building and in 1969 the city sold the old building to the Kingman County Historical Society. The society opened the building to the ...

  • Tallgrass Prairie Park

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    (61 miles) Strong City

    Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was honored with being selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced the results on January 29, 2008, Kansas Day, at the ...

  • McPherson County Old Mill Museum

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    (64 miles) Lindsborg

    Standing tall on the banks of the Smoky Hill River, the McPherson County Old Mill Museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and ...

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    (70 miles) Ponca City

    Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in ...

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

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    (72 miles) Strong City

    Get out into nature at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills, and enjoy the numerous year round nature trails and summer fun activities.

  • Starlite Skate Center

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    (78 miles) Salina

    50 Years of Rollin' Fun For Everyone! Family owned and operated since inception, welcoming all for some classic fun.

  • Jones Aquatic Center

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    (78 miles) Emporia

    Cool down at the Jones Aquatic Center in Emporia! Open seasonally May to August, kids can splash about and play all day!