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!
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:
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.