Join us as we shear the sheep and prepare for spring. The Zoo’s Tunis, Karakul, and Navajo Churro sheep will be sheared in the American Barn throughout the morning. Guests will get to feel the different wool, try their hand at wool carding and hand spinning. Knitters and spinners will also be on hand to show you how this beautiful wool can be turned into sweaters, scarves and much more. It will be a fun time for all!
Regular Zoo admission applies; members get in free with membership card and photo ID.
Saturday, April 19, 2014: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come one, come all and enjoy Easter activities throughout the day! Meet the Easter bunny, participate in egg guessing games and much more! Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo.
There are no traditional Easter egg hunts at Easter Eggstravaganza. We have hidden giant Easter eggs around the Zoo. As you visit the Zoo be sure to count how many of the giant eggs you see. Turn the number in at the tent outside the gift shop and receive a prize!
A special activity for children with special needs will be held at 1:00 p.m. and an activity for visually impaired children will be held at 2:00 p.m. Call 266-8367 or email email@example.com to register for these special activities.
Regular Zoo admission applies; members get in free with membership card and photo ID.
Thursday, April 24, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meritrust is planning a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth! This FREE environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in. With hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, there are many learning opportunities for children. Activities are geared towards third through fifth grade.
Come celebrate Mexican culture with food, music and fun! Exhibitors, authentic Mexican food vendors, and live bands performing on the stage are all part of the festivities during this exciting celebration.
Regular admission applies. Members free with membership card and photo ID.
Sunday, May 11, 2014: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beauty of spring and treat your mom to a visit to the Zoo on her special day! Visit our newest babies and their Zoo moms while enjoying the great family atmosphere!
All moms are admitted free when accompanied by a paying child.
Stop by the Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a wonderful all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes pancake & sausage brunch for just $5 a plate.
Saturday, May 17, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sedgwick County Zoo will be hosting Endangered Species Day. This event is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to come out and learn about the importance of protecting endangered wildlife and see how the Zoo is doing their part to help. Interactive stations will be located throughout the Zoo for you to investigate and talk one on one with the zookeepers. Discover what your Sedgwick County Zoo is doing to aid in saving endangered animals from around the world and what you can do to help! We hope to see all of you there!
Regular Zoo admission applies; members FREE with membership card and photo ID.
Postponed for 2014
Due to the continues drought-like conditions our community has been facing and the need to conserve water, the Zoo has made the difficult decision to postpone Wet-n-Wild Days for the summer.
Sunday, June 15, 2014: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dads, grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal and cruise on out to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day. See cool classic cars, antique autos and vintage hot rods while exploring your favorite animal exhibits at the Zoo.
Dads are admitted free when accompanied by a paying child.
If you are looking for a cool activity this summer, think about joining us for Ape Awareness! Enjoy activities for all ages and discover more about these amazing animals. Learn about ape enrichment, recycling opportunities and much more!
A schedule of activities for these two fun filled days will be posted soon!
Saturday, September 6, 2014: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sedgwick County Zoo is open 364 days a year, closing only one day in preparation for the biggest fund raising event in Wichita — Zoobilee. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. We hope that you will plan to visit the Zoo one of the other 364 days of the year. And remember, the Zoo is always closed the day of Zoobilee — which always falls on the first Saturday after Labor Day.
Saturday, September 6, 2014: 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Musical entertainment and wild animals will greet you as you arrive for this annual fundraiser. Bring your appetites for delicious delicacies from our community’s favorite restaurants. Bid on hundreds of items in the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction! Participate in our Live Auction! Adopt the gorillas, penguins or tigers; there are many more from which to choose! Dance the night away to the rhythm of several bands performing throughout the Zoo! Adult beverages will be served at this Signature Zoo Event so please be prepared to show a valid driver’s license. Plan to join the fun!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5th grade teachers will need to register their class for the Fire Prevention Adventure to enjoy this exciting day of promoting fire prevention and safety. The goal of this event is to provide 5th grade students in the community with interactive, hands-on learning experiences as they vist booths and displays, and to increas the students' awareness of the multifaceted tasks fo a Fire Department. This year's activities may include:
Vehicle Extrication and JAWS Demonstration
Hazardous Materials Team Demonstration
How to use a Fire Extinguisher Demonstration
High-Rise Rescue Demonstration
Try on Firefighting Gear
Juvenile Firesetting and the Laws
Sorry, but registration is now closed.
This event is brought to us by the Sedgwick County, Hutchinson, Wichita, McConnell, and Winfield Fire Departments.
Saturday, October 18, 2014: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hit the open road for one WILD ride for the Sedgwick County Zoo! The day will include: a great breakfast at the Zoo to get your motor running, a tour of parts of beautiful South Central Kansas in the fall, great prizes, and a ton of fun; all while supporting one of Kansas’ favorite community attractions! Passengers ride free. Registration includes one poker card, t-shirt, and breakfast for one.
Registration/check in at Sedgwick County Zoo. Before you ride, fill your tank with an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast served by Chris Cakes. Breakfast for passengers is just $5.
10:00 a.m. - LAST BIKE OUT
Hit the open road for one WILD ride while you work to build the best poker hand. This ride is about 110 miles roundtrip and will take you through South Central Kansas with stops in Douglass, Leon, Andover, and Park City - beginning and ending at the Zoo.
2:00 p.m. - ALL BIKES BACK
Arrive back at the Zoo for more fun, wild animals and great prizes! Finish off your poker hand at the Zoo to see if you're a winner.
October 24, 25 & 26, 2014: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Bring your ghouls and goblins for a night of not-too-scary Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Several ghoulish activities, like pumpkin bowling and beanbag tosses, can be found throughout the Zoo. Wear your costumes if you dare and take a stroll down jack-o-lantern lane, creep up to candy stations and let your spirit come alive!
You can wander the Zoo at your leisure, visiting Dracula and the fortune tellers, playing fun Halloween games, seeing creepy displays, and visiting Candy Land on your way out!
Please note: You might see animals in their outdoor exhibits (such as elephants, giraffes, and grizzly bears) but most animals will not be in attendance at this event.
Advance tickets: $6.00 area QuikTrip Stores or online beginning Oct 1.
Tickets purchased at gate: $6.00 for Zoo members and $8.00 for nonmembers.
Saturday, December 13, 2014: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit the Zoo to celebrate the holidays! Come learn firsthand what "animal enrichment" is all about while watching the animals receive special holiday-themed treats!
While you're here, stop by the plaza Beastro for some hot chocolate, and don't forget to peruse the Gift Shop, it's a great place to purchase presents for the animal lovers on your list! The Gift Shop has great deals!
Regular Zoo Admission applies. Members FREE with membership card and photo ID.
Saturday, December 13, 2014: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The barn is decorated and the animals have their stockings hung. Now they're awaiting the arrival of Santa! Come to the Zoo and visit with Santa, play with farm toys and catch animal demonstrations featuring animals found in a manger!
Demonstration times are every half hour starting at 1:30 p.m. The last demonstration will be at 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday November 2014 through February 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grab your coats, throw on your mittens and head over to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Winter Wednesdays! Spend the day in the refreshing outdoors for $2.50 per person every Wednesday, November through February.