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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.

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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 $8 for members / $10 for nonmembers covers two people ages 5 and above. Additional people are $4 each. Classes are held from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. Registration is now open for all 2016 classes. Registration for 2017 classes will begin in December.

  • Dec 10 Sat - Commissary
    Have you ever wondered how we feed all the animals, what makes a flamingo pink, and if the tigers like catnip? Join us for a tour and talk about what our animals eat.


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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:

  • Nov 15 Tue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Giving Back Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Nov 19 Sat: 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Giving Back Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo
  • Dec 20 Tue: 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Making Sense of It Meet at Cargill Learning Center at Sedgwick County Zoo

2017 - Registration opens in December

  • Mar 18 Sat - Wee Bit of Fun
  • Mar 21 Tue - Wee Bit of Fun
  • Apr 15 Sat - Nature Detectives
  • Apr 18 Tue - Nature Detectives
  • May 16 Tue - Construction Zone
  • May 20 Sat - Construction Zone
  • Jun 17 Sat - City Slickers
  • Jun 20 Tue - City Slickers
  • Jul 15 Sat - Just Add Water
  • Jul 18 Tue - Just Add Water
  • Aug 15 Tue - Dog Days
  • Aug 19 Sat - Dog Days
  • Sep 16 Sat - A Leg Up
  • Sep 19 Tue - A Leg Up
  • Oct 17 Tue - On the Move
  • Oct 21 Sat - On the Move

For more information contact Schaneé Anderson.

Wheeling Wild

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.

This will include membership from March – October, one ride per month. We will be meeting every third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

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

  • Mar 14 - Oct 17, 2017*

    *2017 Registraion opens in December

     

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 9, 2017 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).
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