Top 15 Wichita Museum & Attraction Memberships for Kids & Families

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Sleeping troll at Botanica

Memberships to local museums, gyms, and attractions are the gifts that keep on giving! They’ll enjoy year-round fun at our favorite places for things to do with kids in Wichita:

Museums in Wichita

Old Cowtown Museum

Be wowed when you step onto Cowtown’s dirt roads and realize you’ve entered a world off the Chisholm Trail that is frozen in a 1865-1880 loop.

Connect with history through artifacts in Cowtown’s 10,000-piece permanent collection – textiles, furnishings, furniture, tools, art – that are proudly maintained by Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. Wichita’s storied past is vividly brought to life through daily activities, special events and education programs.​

Enjoy these benefits when you become a museum member:

  • Free admission for one full year
  • Invitations to museum fundraising events
  • Complimentary issues of the Old Cowtown Chronicle
  • 10% discount in the mercantile gift shop

    Main Street at Cowtown in Wichita

Museum of World Treasures

Experience a trek through time at the Museum of World Treasures. History comes alive as you delve into the lives of dinosaurs, Ancient Egyptians, past presidents, and so much more. From shrunken heads to an extensive World War II collection, there are incredible stories around every corner of the Museum. Bring the whole family for an adventure that will educate, entertain, and ignite a love for lifelong learning.

Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Art Museum offers fun classes, camps, and programs for kids!

Wichita Art Museum members are an incredible group of people. They are accountants, artists, caregivers, designers, engineers, and just plain folks.  They all have one thing in common: they love art. Enjoy these benefits when you become a museum member:

  • Unlimited Free Admission plus after-hours access to exhibitions
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • 10% discount in the Muse Cafe
  • Subscription to WAMViews, the members’ newsmagazine
  • Free or discounted admission to educational programs
  • Invitations and free admission to Opening Parties
  • Invitations to trips organized by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum
museums in Wichita
Kansas Aviation Museum offers fun programs & hands-on exploration for kids!

Kansas Aviation Museum

When you join the Kansas Aviation Museum, you become a member of a local community drawn together by its love of and interest in aviation!

Enjoy these benefits when you become a museum member:

  • 20% merchandise discount
  • 15% venue rental discount
  • KAM Sticker
  • 2 Free Guest Passes
  • $6 additional guest admissions
  • Monthly Member Newsletter
  • Invitation to special member-only events

Science & STEM in Wichita

Exploration Place in Wichita

Exploration Place

If you plan on taking your whole family to Exploration Place or visiting more than once this year, you can save money by becoming a part of our community! Exploration Place members also receive exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Additionally, your membership provides financial support for the vital STEM education exhibits and programs at Exploration Place and is fully tax-deductible.

Enjoy these benefits when you become a member:

GoCreate

All memberships include access during member hours, safety and orientation courses, instruction on workstations and equipment, special invitations to GoCreate events and activities, and one free guest visit per week. Training on machines and special classes may have additional fees. This is a great option for teens & young adults!

Studios

Tools and Capabilities

  • Computer space with the latest design software
  • Digital fabrication tools, including 3D printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and CNC machines
  • A complete woodshop including mills, lathes, ironworker, sheet metal machines and more
  • Welding equipment
  • Electronics studio with circuit boards, wiring, switches and soldering tools
  • Finishing room with sandblaster, polishing wheels and buffers
  • Assembly area with large flat workspaces, benches and vices for individual or group projects
  • Lounge with comfy chairs
  • Late hours to accommodate diverse schedules

Let’s Go Build

Wichita’s 1-stop shop for everything LEGO® specializing in new & used LEGO® bricks & mini figures!

  • Build-your-own Bulk Minifigure once per month
  • Small Tub of Bulk Pieces once per month
  • 15% off a Brick Party once a year
  • Special Club activities throughout the year
  • Early Registration for Store Events

Places for Nature Lovers in Wichita

Botanica the Wichita Gardens

Botanica has a gorgeous and engaging Children’s Garden

Membership at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens provides you with the opportunity to become involved with one of the Midwest’s natural treasures. As a member, you have year-round access to our 17.6 acres plus many other great benefits. 

Enjoy these benefits when you become a member:

  • Free Admission to the Gardens for one Year*
  • 10% Discount in The Gift Garden at Botanica
  • Reduced rates to on-site educational classes, workshops and select events*
  • Free or discounted admission to over 300 botanical gardens, arboreta & conservatories
  • through the American Horticulture Society reciprocal program*some fundraising events may require an additional fee

Field Station: Dinosaurs

Field Station: Dinosaurs in Derby KS

With a Family Membership, you can enjoy unlimited visits to the Field Station for an entire calendar year! Each Family Membership includes 4 Annual Memberships, with an option to purchase single memberships for additional family members or caretakers, such as babysitters.

Enjoy these benefits when you become a member:

  • Unlimited access to the 14-acre Field Station trails, with over 40 moving and roaring life size dinosaurs, during general public open hours
  • Unlimited visits to see over 30 live shows, games and activities
  • Access to the exclusive air-conditioned Member’s Area
  • The extended Raptor Maze
  • Fossil Dig Site
  • Paleo Playground, featuring the Jurassic Bouncer!
  • Unlimited visits to Holly Jolly Jurassic Holiday!
  • Unlimited rounds of Jurassic Golf!
  • Unlimited visits to the Kansas Underground: Buried Treasures exhibit, presented by Kansas Strong!
  • Discounts on concessions, gift shop and more (see below)
  • Exclusive invites to member’s only events throughout the year
Visitors can feed the giraffes at Tanganyika Wildlife Park and Sedgwick County Zoo

Sedgwick County Zoo

As if unlimited visits wasn’t enough, there are tons of other perks to enjoy along with your membership:

  • Extra guest pass coupons to share
  • Early entry to the Zoo at 8 AM daily
  • Discounts on event spaces at the Zooeducation classes, and other select events
  • Monthly e-newsletter that reminds you of upcoming programs, events, and Zoo news
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only sneak previews and grand openings of exhibits
  • Discounts at other zoos: up to 50% off gate admission at over 150 other zoos and aquariums
  • Annual SCZ wall calendar with all the Zoo Special Events already marked
  • Making Tracks program that allows you to earn prizes while you walk your way to health
  • Partnership in wildlife conservation worldwide

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Petting the kangaroos at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard KS

Season passes at TWP are purchased individually per person. Click here to see the perks for each level of membership!

  •  You will receive unlimited visits to Tanganyika during the season purchased. You’ll also have access to the Tanganyika Falls splash park during regular hours. Memorial Day though Labor Day. 
  •  Plus, we offer a variety of discounts for Season Pass Holders: 
  • 10% off Gift Shop
  • 10% off Food and Beverages 
  • 10% off Special Events like Twilight Tour and Pumpkins at the Park
  • 10% off Birthday Parties, Day Camps, and Summer Camps
  • $5 off Admission for guests that visit with you!

Places to Burn Off Energy in Wichita

Catch some air at Aviate in Wichita KS

Aviate

Family memberships cover up to 4 jumpers with the option to pay for additional jumpers. Enjoy access to the following:

  • Air Dunk
  • Super Tramp
  • Ninja Course
  • Extreme Dodgeball
  • Trapeze
  • Foam Pits

Urban Air

If you’re planning to visit your local Urban Air more than once, an annual membership could help you save big! And, let’s face it, once you’ve experienced Urban Air, you’re going to want to come back. So, why not let ‘em zip, fly, jump and soar as much as they want? For a low monthly price, enjoy unlimited play…every day!

  • Unlimited visits
  • Free cafe items 
  • Exclusive park discounts

    Elevated ropes course at Urban Air

My Gym

When you purchase gift certificates for fiends and family, they can use them for birthday parties, classes, camps, and more!

Greater Wichita YMCA

Greater Wichita YMCA members all enjoy equal access, inclusions and the full benefits of membership. From 800+ group exercise classes every week to discounts on organized sports and summer camps to child care and adult education classes, the Y is a place where there’s something for everyone!

 

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Wichita Mom's Content Director, Erin owns Elite Media Ink, a marketing + PR agency in Wichita. She spends her days helping local businesses and non-profits navigate the ever-changing waters of marketing & social media. A mother of 2, married to her college sweetheart, Erin's hobbies include bribing herself to exercise, traveling with (and without) her family, and trying to remember where she hid the chocolate.

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