Things to Do in Wichita with Kids | JUNE 2021

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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!

It’s summer time and we are so ready for the sun! Visit the new splash pads in town, check out nearby waterfalls, or get started on your family’s summer bucket list!

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:

Botanica

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 botanica.org. 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 GardensTuesdays 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.

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

Things to Do in Wichita | June 2021

June 1, 2021

June 2, 2021

11:00 am Pantry STEAM

June 3, 2021

June 4, 2021

June 5, 2021

June 6, 2021

11:00 am Bingo and Brunch

June 7, 2021

9:00 am SummerFun!

June 8, 2021

June 9, 2021

June 10, 2021

10:00 am Bubble Day

June 11, 2021

June 12, 2021

June 13, 2021

11:00 am Bingo and Brunch

June 14, 2021

9:00 am SummerFun!

June 15, 2021

June 16, 2021

11:00 am Pantry STEAM
5:30 pm Yappy Hour

June 17, 2021

June 18, 2021

June 19, 2021

8:00 am Cars and Coffee
10:00 am Giraffe Weekend

June 20, 2021

10:00 am Giraffe Weekend
11:00 am Bingo and Brunch

June 21, 2021

9:00 am SummerFun!

June 22, 2021

June 23, 2021

2:00 pm Messy Science
3:15 pm Messy Science

June 24, 2021

June 25, 2021

June 26, 2021

8:00 am Opti-Market

June 27, 2021

10:00 am Family Fun Day
11:00 am Bingo and Brunch

June 28, 2021

9:00 am SummerFun!

June 29, 2021

June 30, 2021

11:00 am Pantry STEAM

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.

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


More Things To Do In & Around Wichita This Summer

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.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi, Meaghan,

    I didn’t realize you did this! Wanted to let folks know that Home Depot’s kids’ workshops haven’t resumed…yet! However, it may be possible to pick up the kits that we use for the classes, for free, at the customer service desk.

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