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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!

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

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 Wichita, Kansas and the Great Plains.

Embark on a journey of discovery at the Museum of World Treasures, a journey that spans 65 millions of years of global history with unique artifacts!

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 you're looking for things to do in Wichita for kid....

Open skate sessions, ice hockey, figure skating and even musical sessions for families - great skating fun in 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 paper, and decorative arts. Masterpieces by Mary Cassat....

Experience life in the 1870s in this living history museum, where you can experience midwestern cattle town with wagon rides, blacksmiths, historic buildings and more!

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

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

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 programs, the museum explores questions that shape our....

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

Over 3,000 animals, and nearly 400 species from all over the world at this Kansas zoo, with boat tours, animal feeding, and a tram tour too!

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

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 interested in historical preservation.

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 educational experiences that impart the importance of wise ....

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!

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

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

River Rock Rapids is a splashing day out to cool off in those summer days in Kansas!

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 interactive encounters with some of natures most ex....

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!

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

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 People which tells the story of the coming of the Mennonite....

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

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!

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!

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 public as a museum in 1970. In 1972 this remarkabl....

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 interprets materials related to this heritage with spe....

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.

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

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

Fun Kansas roller skating to keep those kids active, as well as birthday parties!

Lots of fun for whole family including karts, laser tag, mini golf, indoor soft play and more!

Bowling fun for the whole family at Flint Hills Lanes! Also great for leagues and birthday parties!

Kids will love getting up close with the many species of animals in the Kansas zoo, with a blend of native and exotic birds and animals housed in an area with beautiful landscaping and horticultural features.

Family-friendly Caribbean themed water park in Salina, open seasonally with slides, wave pools, a floating river & kids' area! Great for the budget

Over 100 animals in this Kansas zoo, plus a 64,000 sq ft museum that takes you on a journey between humans, animals, and the world!

History awaits with exhibits on buffalos, Native American culture and pioneers - with a real turn of the century log cabin! Historic fun in Kansas for kids!

A place to learn about greyhounds, the history of racing and meet retired racers themselves, who all have amazing stories to tell.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home are a great place to see how one of our Presidents started out and his humble beginnings, and other achievements through out his life. There are 5 buildings to see and many changing exhibits....

Welcome to Great Plains Theatre! We are grateful to be presenting another exciting season of offerings and we hope you will take advantage of some, or all of the things GPT brings to Abilene, KS. Live theatre has always been our priority. With....

Wetlands, grasslands and marshlands for kids to explore, which provide a diverse habitat for mammals, reptiles and birds which they can learn about. An animal haven!

Offers state of the art exhibition techniques to showcase every dimension of the wetlands experience, plus observation decking, hides and further resources.

A charming zoo that feels animals belong in their natural habitats, offering zoo tours, photos with animals, and tree house fun!

A historical Geary County museum offering exhibits exploring pioneer days to modern times, with interactive exhibits, QR codes, & scavenger hunts for kids!

See live animal exhibits, see and touch native animal furs, print your own tracks, watch birds of prey, hike nature trails, and enjoy a super nature themed adventure playground.

The Ottawa County Historical Museum features many outstanding displays. One of the world's premier George Washington Carver exhibits resides within the museum. Also included is an excellent military exhibit one of the best anywhere. There is an i....

Offering a theatre, displays, exhibitions and artefacts detailing the thrilling and adventurous lives and achievements of a couple of honest to goodness Explorers.

Sunset Zoo is home to over 250 animal species, offering seasonal keeper chats, conservation talks & feedings!

Kids can learn through play at this fun hands-on discovery museum with dress up areas, play spaces, arts, crafts, and areas to make believe!

Located in the heart of downtown Parsons Kansas Cosmic Castle is an experience you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and treats.

A museum all about barbed wire....why not! An unusual museum in Kansas that gives an insight into the history and legend of this invention!

Cars, wheels, racing, tracks, and fun! Heartland Park Topeka is a thrilling trip for the family to get out and experience racing live!

The combat Air Museum is an incredible collection of aircraft which also houses a wide variety of military artifacts from the First World War to the present day. Many aircraft engines are also on exhibit.

Kids can climb, jump, bounce, slide, and weave their way through an amazing five levels of fun exercise and play, with a separate toddler area for the little ones and more than 50 arcade games!

Learn all about the history of Kansas, including the Civil War, Oregon Trail, planes, trails, and more with hands-on galleries too!

Sk8away is roller skating fun in Topeka with public skate sessions, Learn To Skate for little ones and birthday parties too!

The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration - where kids can learn by enjoying, playing and experimenting in this hands-on environment focused on education.

A family friendly zoo in the heart of Gage Park in Topeka, with beautiful animal exhibits, fun animal events and encounters, and a children's zoo too!

The Sternberg Museum features interactive natural science exhibitions, many traveling and temporary exhibitions, an acclaimed Discovery Room, and a Museum Store. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ....

The Hays Aquatic Park is a splashingly cool way to enjoy water activities and features!

The Douglas County Historical Society is responsible for the operation, preservation and development of collections in the Watkins Community Museum of History. The Douglas County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization with a mission ....

Over 120 animals and birds at this small county zoo in Wright Park, where kids can come face to face with beautiful animals from around the world

Super fun Western themed Dodge City water park with 4 themed pools featuring slides, diving, a rock wall & a lazy river!

A great museum for lovers of cowboys and the Old West! Boot Hill Museum also looks at the history of Dodge City which makes for a gunslinging family day out in Kansas!

Boot Hill Country is waiting to camping loving families to enjoy their RV sites secluded by trees in the country loving Dodge City, Kansas!

A beautiful family day out of hiking, archery, canoes, fishing and paddle boats in the pristine Kansas countryside

Step back in time in this Kansas museum as the whole family can experience the history of the Pawnee Indians, who settled in Republic County as early as 1770.

It's ALL about the bouncing at this indoor trampoline park, with escape rooms too!

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultura....

An unusual museum featuring all things marble, with traditional demonstrations of marble making available, plus a gem and fountain room, and a huge variety of them to look over.

Explore a 1900s turn of the century farm in Kansas, with 200 animals, gardens, pony rides, and a fishing pond!

Open bowling, glow bowling, and even a laser maze perfect for families at this Shawnee family entertainment center!

Learn all about the historical and present agricultural industry, with fascinating exhibits, train rides and even animals! Historic fun in Kansas!

At the Activity Center families can swim, play, dance, get fit, do gymnastics, make crafts, and enjoy performing arts.

Open play for active kids in Kansas, with trampolines, rock wall, foam pit and more, plus great gymnastics classes!

The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

80,000 sq ft of fun in Kansas City with laser tag, go-karts, cosmic bowling, bumper cars and more!

Indoor play fun for kids up to 8 years with inflatable courses, bouncers, play structures, jungle gyms and more!

Brave the world's TALLEST water slide at this Kansas City water park, with other thrills, spills, and family fun!

Fun open jump for active kids, as well as family jump time and birthday parties in this indoor fun center in Kansas! Great bouncing fun!

Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

Now known as Shawnee Mission, the rink offers open skate fun for all ages plus speciality session types include Speed Skating, Gospel Night, learn to skate sessions and adults and youth hockey leagues.

Tour this National Historic Site to learn about the life of one of the world's most influential female aviators. A fascinating day out for kids in Atchison, Kansas.

Parrot Cove is the largest water park in Southwest Kansas, with 36000 square feet of indoor water park fun!

Share your Kansas family day out with the animals! This unique zoo is home to hundreds of Kansas native animals, and exotic animals. With a playground, gardens, picnic areas and events, it makes for a very animal loving experience!

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