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You Don't Outgrow the Zoo—
It Grows with You!

Rediscover the Zoo. Learn more about our world and those who share it. We offer a variety of activities, events and programs for adults. You'll learn interesting facts about the Zoo and meet new people!

You don't need kids to have a great time at the Zoo. In fact you will discover a whole new Zoo adventure. Adult programs are a great way to spend your first date or your 101st date.

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

Social Hours - Let Your Wild Child Out

Adult Adventures, No alcohol served
Join us for an informal evening of treats and learning at the Zoo! Each social hour takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Events are for adults 18 years and older. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event.

Each person must have an individual ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All events 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.

Adult Adventures, Alcohol served
All guests must be 21 years of age.
Join us for an informal evening of drinks and learning at the Zoo! Each social hour takes place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All attendees much be 21 years or older. Ticket sales end 48 hours prior to the event. Sponsored in part by our friends at the House of Schwan and Glazer’s.

Each person must have an individual ticket. Space is limited. Tickets will be scanned at the door. All events 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.

Coffee Connections

Join us in the Cargill Learning Center the first Monday of every month to learn about new tidbits at the Zoo! Various Zoo staff and docents will give us a little insight into the inner workings of the Zoo and what is happening. Sit down, relax, and have a cup of joe from our friends at The Spice Merchant! This FREE program is geared towards adults but all ages are welcome. Advance registration is not required. Programs begin at 9:00 a.m.  

  • Jun 5 Mon - Horticulture
  • Jul 3 Mon - Zookeeper Apprentice
  • Aug 7 Mon - Administration
  • Oct 2 Mon - Tropics
  • Nov 6 Mon - Australia/South America Birds
  • Dec 4 Mon - Education

Sponsored by: The Spice Merchant

Senior Wednesdays

These exciting adventures are held every Wednesday at different locations all over Wichita. Senior Wednesdays are held at Sedgwick County Zoo on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. The Zoo programs include breakfast sundries, an informational chat and a tour or special guest. Preregistration is not required. This class is for active guests over 55. Class fee is $4 per adult.

  • Jun 14 Wed - Monkey Around Day
  • Jul 12 Wed - Animal Signs and Symbols
  • Aug 9 Wed - Some Like it Hot, Others Do Not
  • Sep 13 Wed - Praise for Pollinators
  • Oct 11 Wed - Great to Go Batty
  • Nov 8 Wed - Diets and More: The Zoo Commissary

Wheeling Wild Tuesdays

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

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.

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 9, 2017 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee.
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