Things to Do in Wichita this Month – June 2021
No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and without!). Welcome to Wichita’s best-kept and up-to-date event listing!
We are thrilled to bring you this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners: Botanica! To make planning easy, we are excited to highlight their June events below:
Big Bugs Exhibit – Big Bugs invade Botanica from May 1- July 31! Come see 12 oversized animatronic insects installed throughout the gardens, including Mo the Locust Grasshopper, Doug the Beetle, Queen Elizabeth the Monarch Butterfly, Charlotte the Spider and more! Enjoy this hands-free exhibit and learn fun facts and background information about each species. You can also participate in daily activities – learn more at . This event is included with general admission.
Storytime: Bugs, Books & Blooms – Come to a “buggy” storytime in the gardens! Each Thursday during the Big Bugs at Botanica exhibit, enjoy a storytime paired with one of the new animatronic critter friends. Beginning May 6 at 10:30, share rhythmic stories, fingerplays, and sing along with Bo the Botanica Book Worm. Included with membership or admission, held outdoors weather permitting.
Blooms, Brews & Bloody Marys – Get ready to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life on June 24 at 6:30pm! Stroll the beautiful gardens, and taste Bloody Marys and small bites from local restaurants. Local bars duke it out for the best Bloody Mary in town! Also, enjoy local beer from some of favorite local breweries. New this year: 5 live music performances throughout the gardens to keep us all entertained. Members $50/Non-members $60
More Botanica Events
Wellness in the Gardens is included with membership or admission. Sunshine and nature does wonders for everyone. Longer days and more time spent outdoors provide a natural mood boost. Being out in nature is the perfect antidote to lingering blues and daily stressors.
Tai Chi In The Gardens: Tuesdays from 6-7pm. This unique introductory Tai Chi class is for all levels and promotes strength, coordination, posture, concentration and general level of energy. Learn basic forms, slow and even movements along with proper breathing techniques. Offered by David Larsen, Tai Chi Instructor. Weather permitting, Tai Chi will be in the gardens. This event is rain or shine. Members $42 for all for classes, $14 for individual class. Non-members $50/$15
Big Bugs Golf Cart Tour – See the “Big Bugs” in style while you and four of your family or friends ride in a golf cart for a personalized tour of the gardens: discover 12 oversized animatronic “bugs”, nestled among Botanica’s 20 acres of more than 4,000 stunning plant species and insects. Along the journey, fun facts about each critter will be revealed, and the adventurous can get up close and personal with live Ambassador bugs or even participate in a tasting! Tours are about 1½ hours in length and include admission. Tour ends with a refreshing beverage and tasty (non-bug) treat! $125 for up to 5 guests; $75 minimum. Advance registration required. Select dates/times available.
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More events will be added as the month goes on – check back soon!
If you have an event to add, you can do that here.
Wichita Mom Community Groups
Wichita Mom Community Groups are having all kids of activities in your neighborhood and connecting online to share recommendations and advice. Click here to join your Community Group!
Regularly Scheduled Programming
Many local places have recurring events that are great for moms and families, and you can find them here:
- Aviate has Junior Jump Monday through Friday for the younger crowd.
- Botanica has a Garden Storytime every Thursday morning, in the Children’s Library or weather permitting in the gardens.
- Sensory Friendly play at Exploration Place on the second Sunday of every month
- Urban Air has Jumparoo Toddler Jump every Tuesday and Friday.
- Home Depot has a free Kids’ DIY workshop on the first Saturday of every month.
- Family Night at Museum of World Treasures is the first Thursday of the month.
- Every Friday the Kansas Aviation Museum has a special ticket price for families.
- Make ICT has free access to their makerspace every other Monday.
- Kansas Children’s Service League has a support group for Parents of Special Needs Children on the third Monday of every month.
- Moxi Junction hosts story and craft time every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30am.