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You're Never too Old

... to learn more about the wonders of the world around you. Join other active seniors in Zoo learning programs that take you outside to your backyard and around the world as you learn about animals we might see everyday as well as exotic animals from faraway places. There is a whole world out there waiting to be explored.

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.

Visit Wichita Museum of Art, Ulrich Museum, Historical Museum, Wichita's Downtown Public Library, Great Plains Nature Center, Old Cowtown Museum, Exploration Place, WATER Center and The Kansas African American Museum for other class listings.            

  • Jun 8 Wed - All Things Elephants
    Come learn about our new exhibits, and our very special additions to Wichita, from our very own Elephant Manager, Lauren Ripple-McDaniel.
  • Jul 13 Wed - Backyard Birds
    We will be learning about some of the common birds we find around the Zoo. The ones not in exhibits are important too!
  • Aug 10 Wed - Hooray for Hippos
    Hippopotamuses are unique creatures with fantastic adaptations. We will be having a short talk about them and take a wild walk to visit the two we have.
  • Sep 14 Wed - Sculpture Tour
    Come dressed for the weather as we take a guided tour of our animal sculptures throughout the Zoo.
  • Oct 12 Wed - Kansas Prairies
    Learn about the animals and habitats we sometimes take for granted in our own Great Plains.
  • Nov 9 Wed - Gentle Giants
    Join us as we discuss our gorilla troops and what makes them so special. We will also take a walk down to The Downing Gorilla Forest for a peek and learn what’s new!
     

Senior Wednesdays are sponsored by: 

Contacts
Cargill Learning Center:   Adult Education Specialist
Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, KS 76212
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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