Things to Do in Wichita | JULY 2020

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month – July 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!

July is hot, hot, hot! Cool off at a local pool, one of the area’s splash pads, or with some tasty ice cream for the kids or iced coffee for Mama!

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 July events below:

Botanica

Downing Children’s Garden Reopening

July 1-3. Botanica’s Downing Children’s Garden opens July 1 at 9am. From July 1 through July 3, they will have some special treats to help celebrate re-opening the Downing Children’s Garden. Visit Botanica’s Facebook page for a full list of activities.

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Tuesdays, July 7 – Sept 29, 6-8pm. $5 members, $10 non-members.Relax and unwind every Tuesday night throughout the summer. Tuesdays on the Terrace at Botanica is a summertime treat for all ages. BYO food & drink for the safety of guests – pack a cooler, dinner or snacks and come enjoy live music outside on the terrace. Please practice social distancing and follow guidelines posted in the garden. All tickets are reservation only, in advance.

Breakfast and Butterfly Release

July 8 and 22, 9am. $15 members, $17 non-members. Get the hands-on experience of releasing a live butterfly in Botanica’s Cox Butterfly House then enjoy breakfast provided by Stearman Field Bar & Grill. They will be serving a pancake breakfast made onsite, sausage and juice. Guests will also receive koi food for you to feed the fish in one of the ponds.

Fairy Tea Party 

July 25, First Seating: 10:00am – 11:30pm, Second Seating 11:30am – 1:00pm, Performance 11:30am – 12:00pm. $40 child, $10 adult. Join Botanica for their rescheduled Fairy Tea Party! You won’t want to miss this tea party and a special performance by Ballet of Wichita! Each child will receive his or her own fairy wings when they take a seat at a lovely tea party table. There will be lemonade and water along with mini sandwiches and other treats provided by Blue Moon Caterers. After the tea the kids are welcome to visit with different fairy tale characters from Storybook Wichita and explore different craft stations. 

More Botanica Events

Taste This: Bee Tour and Honey Tasting

July 18, 10am – 11:30am. $20/person. Enjoy a delicious honey tasting experience, followed by a short tour of the Alexander Bee House. Learn to appreciate the taste nuances of honey through a tasting flight of 4-5 honeys with food pairings and a floral themed beverage.

Yoga in the Gardens

July 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30-7:30pm. ALL Levels welcome: Ages 16 years and above. Meet at Botanica for Yoga in the Gardens! Stretch, breathe, focus, and relax while surrounded by the beautiful sites and calming sounds of nature. This all-levels class will work to combine grounding and balancing poses with gentle strengthening and proper alignment to bring students an energetic, yet relaxing practice from Wichita’s signature gardens.

Nature Journaling

July 13, 20, 27, 8:30-10am. Explore, discover and connect to the natural world through nature journaling at Botanica! You’ll spend time both indoors and outdoors observing and journaling. You will receive a beautiful Botanica “sling bag”, to keep your journaling supplies. The journey begins with nature, a pencil, a page, and YOU!

Garden Story Time

Bring your picnic blanket and your little ones out for Storytime in the gardens! Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will gather outside for our favorite stories, rhymes and movements in the fresh air and sunshine. Bring snacks or a picnic lunch to make a full morning of garden fun! Included with admission or membership.

Lunchtime Lectures

Join us during our Lunchtime Lectures every Wednesday from 12:15-1pm! Lunch will be served from 11am-12:15pm for only $8.

>>Click HERE for a list of all Botanica events in July<<

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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 July 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.
 
West Wichita/Maize/Goddard Group is meeting at OrangeTheory Fitness on July 25. 

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.

Other Resources for Things to Do with Kids in Wichita

Top 10 Things for Wichita Kids & Parents to Do in ICT

Fun Stuff to Do in West Wichita 

Where Kids Eat Cheap or Free in Wichita

Guide to Wichita: Everything You Need to Know


Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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