As you tour Tanganyika our guides will give you many opportunities not only learn about the animals, but in many cases interact directly with them. This hands-on approach gives you a rare chance to connect with some of natures most unique and often endangered species.
Because Tanganyika is dedicated to education and animal preservation, your visit not only supports your experience at the park, but the very survival of many of the rare animals that call Tanganyika home.
Tanganyika’s breeding programs play an important role in preserving genetic diversity among captive populations, and Tanganyika participates in several international projects to preserve wild population in their natural habitats.
We hope your experience at the Park will provide a sense of peace, exhilaration, respect and resolve to help ensure survival of these wonderful birds and animals around the world.
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Since 1946, Rock Springs Ranch has been host to generations of young campers. They unplug, explore, learn lifelong skills and grow in the heart of the Flint Hills of Kansas, a wondrous place with wide, open spaces s and night skies filled with a million stars. Many make friends for life. Open to ages 8-17 with choice of 3 or 5 night adventures with enrichment activities, outdoor fun and expanded programming, including a focus on leadership skills.
Girl Scout camp is the perfect place for girls to try new things, overcome fears, gain confidence, and make new friends. All in an environment designed just for her. From arts to zip lining, there’s something for every girl at one of our summer camps.
Girls can visit our sprawling camp in the Flint Hills, Camp Four Winds, or stay a little closer to home at Starwoods Outdoor Center, just south of Wichita. Opportunities from Day Camps to week-long Resident Camps offer girls a variety of camping experiences to enjoy.
For more information, call 316-684-6531 or email [email protected].
Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 100 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.
The School of Creativity provides a 9,500-square-foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens and children.
- Painting & Drawing
- Culinary Arts
- Jewelry Making & Metalsmithing
- and More
Mark Arts offers a 14,000-square-foot gallery with annual exhibitions showcasing regional and national artists. Exhibitions include:
- John Newsom’s Universal Frontier
- Gaze featuring Women Artists
- School of Creativity Student and Faculty Exhibitions
- Brenda Lichman and Tim Stone
- National Watercolor Exhibition
- Abstract National Exhibition
- Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
- Congressional Art Awards
The Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
Field Station: Dinosaurs is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a one-of-a-kind experience that’s thrilling, educational and fun.
Set against the natural backdrop of rolling Kansas grasslands, the Field Station is just minutes outside Wichita, Kansas. Over 40 life-sized, realistic dinosaurs (including the 90-foot long Alamosaurus, among the largest animatronic dinosaurs ever made) come to life thanks to the brilliant engineering of the world’s leading roboticists and the imagination of our artists. The park also includes Kansas Climb – a geodesic dome ropes course and Jurassic Golf, creating memorable and challenging activities for every member of the family.
The story of the dinosaurs is vividly presented on 14 acres of tall grasses, shady trees, winding trails and an outdoor amphitheatre. Scientists from the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of paleontology, geology and environmental studies. Workshops, games and activities connect the story of the dinosaurs to our world today, giving new relevance to their lives and power to the tale of their extinction.
For more than 40 years, the Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center has been a staple of the Wichita Arts Community. A non-profit theatre and dance school, its mission is to provide arts opportunities to young people of all ages and backgrounds in Wichita and the surrounding area. Now with satellite schools at Marks Arts in east Wichita and in downtown El Dorado, the Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center is proud to enhance the cultural life of south-central Kansas by providing the highest quality performing arts education to its youth.
Camp Wood YMCA is your overnight Y camp in the Flint Hills, where children learn new skills, build character and make friends–all in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether your child loves skateboarding, drama or horseback riding, we offer ACA-accredited camps for all interests and for all kids.
Wichita Park & Recreation offers recreation opportunities ranging from organized to individual activities at 8 Recreation Centers, 9 swimming pools, dozens of softball and baseball fields, 5 golf courses, Ralph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center and Watson Park.
When they are not in the saddle, campers will learn how to care for horses and will engage in hands on activities to help them learn in a safe environment! Campers will leave their week long camp equipped with basic horse care and horsemanship knowledge with a new found sense of pride and confidence after spending their week learning how to safely and correctly ride our magnificent horses. Call 316-651-0876 for more details or to enroll today!
Nestled in the heart of the Museums on the River district just five minutes from downtown in the Riverside neighborhood, the Wichita Art Museum is home to a nationally renowned collection of American art.
As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, WAM houses one of the country’s premier collections with 7,000 works in our permanent collection, including masterpieces by Mary Cassatt and Edward Hopper.
The Museum features two dramatic and large-scale works by Seattle glass artist Dale Chihuly. Inspired by the intricate patterns of traditional Persian glass, the Persian Seaform Installation provides a stunning first impression at the Museum’s entrance and hanging in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall is the Confetti Chandelier.
With 10 locations in the area, the YMCA puts Christian principles into practice through programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, regardless of ability to pay.
Come face to face with the wildest animals from around the world! See eye to eye with endangered chimpanzees and orangutans. Get to know the gorillas of The Downing Gorilla Forest. Spend the day with colorful birds, playful penguins, poison dart frogs and more than 3,000 other individual animals of all sizes, shapes and colors. Discover why Sedgwick County Zoo is the No. 1 outdoor family tourist attraction in Kansas. Come out and play!
Botanica was opened to the public in May 1987 to generate enthusiasm for horticulture and enlighten people through educational, artistic, and cultural experiences. With this mission, Botanica’s gardens and programs expand public awareness of horticulture, educate Kansans about how nature can improve their daily lives, and assist in the promotion of community development.
Our Mission: Inspiring a deeper interest in science through creative and fun experiences for all ages. Exploration Place has hands-on exhibits, birthday party packages, classes for all ages, and much more.
Music Theatre Wichita creates a joyful summer of Broadway-scale productions and unparalleled educational opportunities for aspiring artists and technicians.
Our small, family business would love to host your next birthday party or special occasion at our farm!
We offer adorable themed miniature pony parties in our beautiful red barn! Enjoy pony interactions and take them for a walk around our cute, colorful obstacle course.
We also offer miniature horse cart rides around our tree-lined property; a favorite with all the kids! Add on the archery course to your party for a fun cart ride adventure or add the carriage top for an adorable princess or unicorn themed party!
You can also enjoy our shaded, one-of-a-kind tree house area and old fashioned games that’s sure to provide plenty of entertainment for everyone! End an evening party with s’mores and music around the fire pit.
Contact us today to reserve Morning Grit Farm for your next special celebration!
Photos and party details are found on Facebook at “Morning Grit Farm, LLC Parties.”
Thank you for supporting local small businesses!
Kauffman Museum in North Newton, Kansas, hosts day camps for curious learners from 4 to 104! Join us for grade-specific camps exploring art, nature and history on the beautiful campus of Kauffman Museum at Bethel College.
We are a small hobby farm, with a flair for art, located just outside of Augusta, KS. Our menagerie includes alpacas, miniature goats and donkeys, sheep and plenty of chickens. We can host birthday parties and various other types of get-togethers such as Paint With Alpaca parties, etc. For standard party rentals the cost is $75 per hour or for painting parties it’s $25 per painter with a 5 person minimum. If you have any type of additional requests just reach out and we can likely accommodate it!
Lake Afton Public Observatory is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of providing astronomy education to the public.
We rely solely on admissions and donations to continue providing this unique educational opportunity.
We are open on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our hours change with the sunset, so check our current hours on our website.
Our Vision: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.
Our Mission: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the community and its visitors about local history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials reflecting the heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County.