Things to Do in Wichita this Month – September 2020
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!
Back to school time is upon us, although it may look a little bit unusual… if you need tips for homeschooling, virtual schooling or would like a teacher’s perspective, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for fun things to do from home and around town this month!
We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners: Botanica! To make planning easy, we are excited to highlight their September events below:
September 26, October 1, October 3, 8:30-10:00, 10:30–12:00, 1:00–2:30, or 3:00–4:30. Bring the whole family out to get up close and personal during a monarch tagging and take home a tagging certificate to track your butterfly’s progress. Participants of all ages will learn about monarch life cycle and anatomy, migration, get tips on creating a pollinator garden at home, and enjoy a delicious butterfly-inspired snack. Each ticket includes a Butterfly Treat Bag with pop-up binoculars, butterfly-vision spyglass, monarch iron-on patch, educational information and seeds to start your pollinator garden at home!
September 24, 6-7pm. Join Botanica for a Bee Tour & Honey Tasting Experience – FAMILY STYLE! Enjoy a delicious honey tasting experience, followed by a short tour of the Alexander Bee House.
September 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30-7:30pm. Enjoy this all-levels barre class while surrounded by the beautiful sites and calming sounds of nature. Come early to explore the gardens before joining this wonderful barre session provided by instructors from Barre Forte, Wichita. The Barre Forte Signature class is a 60-minute barre workout that is designed to trim, tighten, and tone your entire body, with an emphasis on defining your glutes and legs. By using small, controlled movements, isometric holds, and high repetition, you can develop a strong, long, and lean physique. The Barre Forte workout is great for all fitness levels (even during pregnancy, post-partum, or rehabbing an injury) due to its low-impact nature, and all moves can be modified to accommodate any fitness or age level!
More Botanica Events
Sept 1, 5:30-7:30pm. Explore, discover and connect to the natural world through nature journaling! Slow down and observe nature, and feel yourself becoming calmer and more connected to the moment. Children and adults will create their own unique nature journal by using their imagination to view the world from a bee’s perspective, to dream up stories and to reflect on their own memories. You will receive a beautiful Botanica “sling bag”, to keep your journaling supplies. The journey begins with nature, a pencil, a page, and YOU!
Come to the gardens for a musical storytime that will engage your tot with rhythmic stories, fingerplays, songs and sunshine! Classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a picnic blanket and a snack to complete the morning! Every Thursday beginning October 8 at 10:30 am we will gather outside for our favorite stories, rhymes and movements in the fresh air and sunshine. $3 member, $12 adults, $9 youth, 3 and under free, includes garden admission. Space is limited.
Join us during our Lunchtime Lectures every Wednesday from 12:15-1pm! Lunch will be served from 11am-12:15pm for only $8.
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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 Group Meet-Ups in September 2020
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, and see below for what’s going on near you this month.
Our groups are not meeting IRL this month, but you can find great recommendations, support and community online!
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.