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Family Fun

Learning as a family is great fun for everyone. The Zoo provides fun and learning all mixed into one.

Guests with special needs are welcome. Please contact the education department for more information.

Classes meet in the Cargill Learning Center unless otherwise noted. Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required. Please contact Cargill Learning Center to reserve your place. Classes take place rain or shine.

Activities

Fun for the whole family...we have activites for all ages. Bring your family to the Zoo — check out the adventure backpacks, then play and learn together or check out a Zoo Trunk and continue the fun and learning at home.

Learning Adventures

Plan an adventure to the Zoo with the whole family! We even have programs on weekday evenings and weekend days.

Classes meet in the Cargill Learning Center unless otherwise noted. Space is limited; therefore pre-registration is required. Please contact Cargill Learning Center to reserve your place. Classes take place rain or shine. Please remember, for everyone's safety and enjoyment all class participants must meet age requirements - no older or younger siblings allowed, including infants.

Cancellation Policy>

Backstage Pass

The Zoo is such a great place for families to explore and tour, especially behind the scenes! Share these tour experiences with your wives, husbands, kids or grandkids! These programs are 90 minutes long. The fee of $17 for members / $19 for nonmembers covers up to five family members ages 5 and above. Additional people are $8 each. Classes are held from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration is now open for all classes through March.

  • Feb 20 Sat - Vet Hospital

Cancellation Policy>

Thanks to a generous grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Disney, Sedgwick County Zoo is able to host monthly Get Into Nature Family Activities. There is no cost to the activity but space is limited so you must pre-register for each program. Events will be led by Zoo staff and include structured and non-structured nature play time. The program is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by participating adults.

Upcoming events are:

Jan 16 Sat: 10:00-11:30 a.m. • Jan 19 Tue: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Where Do They Go?
Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo

Feb 16 Tue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. • Feb 20 Sat: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Hidden in Plain Site
Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo

Mar 15 Tue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. • Mar 19 Sat: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
How the Wind Blows
Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo

Please call 266-8213 to register. Mention that you are signing up for the Get Into Nature program. Please have names and ages of all participants ready when you call. For more information contact Schaneé Anderson.

Wheeling Wild Wednesdays

Join us for a bike club that is designed for leisurely riders. It doesn't matter if you are young or young at heart; come on out and get some air! All ages are welcome, but you must ride a bicycle. Smaller children are welcome, but they must ride in a bike seat or an attached wagon. Fees are $28 for members and $32 for nonmembers which includes one guide-led ride per month from March-October for one adult and one child. Additional guests are $3.00 each. We will be meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for the guide-led ride. Meetings will be cancelled if there is inclement weather and will not be made up.

Thank you to our friends at Bicycle X-Change for their sponsorship of this great program!

  • Mar 16 - Oct 19, 2016


     

Who needs technology! Join us in the Children’s Farms as we go discover easy ways to entertain children for hours. No registration required, just come enjoy the fun!

  • Jun 3 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jun 10 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jun 17 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jun 24 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jul 1  Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jul 8 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jul 15 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jul 22 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Jul  29 Fri: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join our teen Zookeeper Apprentice Crew and discover all the ways that you can make a positive difference with animals and nature.

  • Jun 30 Thu: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Jul 21 Thu: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Aug 11 Thu: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Contacts
Cargill Learning Center:   Adult Education Specialist
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 266-8213
f: (316) 712-9867
Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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