Nature Pop Exhibit at Botanica
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by Kathy Spillman
6d ago
Botanica, the Wichita Gardens’ new exhibit, is called Nature Pop. This traveling exhibit will be on display here in Wichita starting May 18. The exhibit features a series of nature-inspired sculptures built entirely with over 850,000 LEGO bricks. You will see big, big, colorful sculptures through the 20-acre garden, and the best part is the exhibit is FREE with General admission. Daily Activities during Nature Pop at Botanica: 2 Mega Building Zones with LEGO Bricks: grab the family and enjoy building in nature. Rotating exploration stations to discover something new at each visit. STEAM stati ..read more
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Discover Your Superpower: Exhibit at Exploration Place
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by Kathy Spillman
1w ago
Explore Exploration Place’s newest attraction, the Superpowers Exhibit, featuring iconic superheroes like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman! This educational showcase will run from May 24 to September 22, 2024. One of the many reasons we adore Exploration Place is its constant stream of fresh exhibits, ensuring there’s always something new to discover. With our Family Membership, which offers unlimited visits, you can enjoy all the exhibits, catch a dome show, and recieve exclusive discounts. A family membership costs $85; after one or two visits (depending on your group size), your membershi ..read more
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50th Anniversary of The Keeper of the Plains
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by Kathy Spillman
3w ago
The Keeper of the Plains is turning 50 years old. Join the Party for the People to celebrate 50 years of the Wichita icon on May 18, 2024. This is a free, family-friendly celebration where you can expect to see a powwow, mesmerizing Native performances, free museum admission, captivating Native youth and adult art exhibits, delicious offerings from food trucks, and outdoor games and activities for families. The festivities will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display. Don’t miss out on this joyous occasion! Schedule of Events for The Party for the People – 50th Anniversary of the Keeper ..read more
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Candlelight Concerts at the Kansas Aviation Museum
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by Kathy Spillman
3w ago
The Candlelight Concert at the Kansas Aviation Museum offers a unique musical experience. These concerts are played inside the beautiful Aviation Museum with a soft glow of candlelight illuminating the museum while watching live performances of talented musicians. These hour-long concerts feature candles everywhere. The prices start at $29.00. I attended and got the $29 ticket, and we had great seats. I dont see why you would need to spend more on better seats. There isn’t a bad set there. General Info about Candlelight Concerts: Venue: Kansas Aviation Museum Dates and times: select your dat ..read more
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Treehouse Experience in Sedgwick, Kansas
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by Kathy Spillman
3w ago
Ever dreamed of staying in a treehouse? We fulfilled that dream at Diamond Springs Ranch, and it was a fantastic experience. Our overnight stay in Sedgwick, KS, was the ultimate getaway, and we didn’t spend a fortune. Nestled in a treehouse, we enjoyed horseback trail rides, roasted marshmallows, and cherished quality family time. Sleeping among the branches, stargazing, building fires — it was a perfect little retreat just around 20 minutes from Wichita. If you want to slow down, disconnect, and refresh your mind, this is the perfect place. Besides the Treehouse, they have lots of different e ..read more
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Learn to Swim Scholarships in Wichita
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by Kathy Spillman
1M ago
We just learned about this excellent scholarship offered by Wichita Park & Recreation to help you receive affordable swimming lessons in Wichita. Learning how to float, tread water, and swim can save lives. Plus, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, and once you learn to swim, you can enjoy swimming in pools, lakes, rivers, and more. Whether learning to swim is for safety, health, enjoyment, or social interaction, it’s a great skill that can be enjoyed throughout life. Visit the Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App for other ways to stay active, such as enrolling ..read more
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Derby Shores Beach
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by Kathy Spillman
1M ago
Kansas is getting a manmade beach, and it’s right outside of Wichita. Derby, Kansas, is getting a $160 million dollar beach, ziplining, BMX, and more. This will be a destination for the Midwest. Derby Shores is a 4.5-acre lagoon with white sandy beaches, water sports, lounging, waterfront restaurants, waterslides, and more. This destination will be open to the public to enjoy. What to Expect at the Derby Shores in Kansas: Apartment complex and senior housing around the water Ziplining and ropes course BMX Climbing facility Lagoon and Hotel Indoor water park Waterfront restaurants Big watersl ..read more
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Earth Day Events in Wichita
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by Kathy Spillman
1M ago
Our planet is fantastic, but it needs our help to strive! Each year, on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day. You can typically find special Earth Day activities in Wichita at the Great Plains Nature Center, Botanica, Sedgwick County Zoo, and more. Earth Day is all about celebrating our planet. This holiday was first observed in 1970 and has become a global movement. The purpose of Earth Day is to bring awareness to the environment and is a good reminder that everyone can make a difference in preserving and protecting our planet. Earth Day Fun Facts:  The first Earth ..read more
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Salon Brands Tent Sale
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by Kathy Spillman
1M ago
Stop by Salon Brands at their Tyler Location for a BEAUTY(ful) Tent Sale. This sale is the biggest deal of the year for salon-quality products. Save up to 90% off shampoo, conditioner, styling products, nail polish, cosmetics, styling tools, and more! They will have all of your salon-quality products on major sale, so make your calendar for April 26 – 27, 2024. The tent sale will be held in the parking lot, but don’t forget to go inside, where the entire store will be 30% off. You don’t want to miss this once-a-year event! Items are available while supplies last and are expected ..read more
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Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App
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by Kathy Spillman
1M ago
Wichita Parks and Recreation has made it even easier to enroll in classes, get admission into public swimming pools, check your sports league standings, and more. Say hello to a world of convenience, where all your recreational needs are just a tap away with the new Wichita Parks & Recreation Mobile App. From purchasing ride tickets at OJ Watson Park to securing swimming pool memberships, viewing athletic league schedules and standings, and even registering for your favorite classes – our app has got you covered! Pro Tip: Did you know you can rent Kayaks in Wichita? Wichita Parks & Rec ..read more
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