Visitor & Tickets
Animals & Exhibits
Learning Adventures
ANIMAL
OF THE WEEK
Habitat: In Europe, the habitat includes freshwater lakes, deltas, marshes, or swamps; that is, wherever sufficient amounts of reed beds or grasses exist for nesting. In Africa, the habitat includes lowlands and alkaline or freshwater lakes. read more >
Home > Learning Adventures

Family Fun

Learning as a family is great fun for everyone. The Zoo provides fun and learning all mixed into one. Plan an adventure to the Zoo with the whole family! We even have programs on weekday evenings and weekend days.

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

Each 60-minute class will include structured and non-structured nature play time. The program is open to all ages. Adult attendance is required. Classes begin and conclude in the Cargill Learning Center. Please dress for the weather. Classes take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Each child and adult must have an individual ticket for class. A minimum of two tickets must be purchased for each class, one child and one adult. A ticket is required for all people over the age of six months, including adults. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. All reservations are final. No cancellations, refunds, rain checks or exchanges; tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused.

Wheeling Wild Tuesday

Join us for a bike club designed for leisurely riders. It doesn’t matter if you are young or young at heart, come out and get some air! All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must ride a bicycle; small children may ride in a bike seat or an attached wagon. Rides take place on the third Tuesday each month 5:30-6:30 p.m. New this year, guests may sign up for one or all of the rides. All rides begin and end at Zoo admissions.

Each person that attends class must have a ticket. A ticket is required for all people over the age of six months. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All classes take place rain or shine. All reservations are final. No cancellations, refunds, rain checks or exchanges; tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused.

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

Creature Campout

Join us for an overnight adventure! This year we’ll be camping with a Frog Watch theme. All campouts take place on select Friday and Saturday nights, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Campers need to bring their own tents and sleeping bags. The adventure includes dinner, a guided tour, activities, an animal encounter, and a bedtime snack. We’ll be around when the rest of the Zoo is closed so we will see who may be awake! In the morning, the adventure continues with continental breakfast and an optional 9:30 a.m. tram ride. Participants should plan to attend the entire event, 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. We are unable to accommodate latecomers or those wishing to leave early. We welcome individuals, families, and friends to attend the Creature Campout. All participants must be five years or older at the time of the campout. Youth under18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.

  • Saturday, September 16: Frog Watch
  • Friday, October 6: Frog Watch
  • Saturday, December 30: Frog Watch, Indoor Campout

Each person must have an individual ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All overnights take place rain or shine. All reservations are final. No cancellations, refunds, rain checks or exchanges; tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused.

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
Summer8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(March – October)
Winter10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(November – February)
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 8, 2018 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.
E-NEWSLETTER SIGNUP