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Wichita Experiences

Wichita is chock-full of some of the heartland’s most unique and inviting attractions. Visit Wichita has partnered with nine area attractions to launch Wichita Experiences to provide a variety of hands-on, exclusive adventures for those who don’t settle for a typical getaway.

Behind the Scenes at Tanganyika

TWLP - Experience

Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Intimate animal encounters will connect you to the animal kingdom. Learn about Tanganyika’s success with species survival and breeding programs. Go behind the scenes to touch and feed the rare okapi or join the penguins in Trouble Maker’s Cove as they paint a beautiful masterpiece.

Pricing Per Person:
Penguin or Okapi: $35
Bus Tour: $29

Group Size:
Minimum Guests: Penguins or Okapi - 2; Bus Tour 10
Maximum Guests: Penguins or Okapi: 12; Bus Tour 55

Availability of Experience:
Tickets available at the gift shop day of up to 20 minutes prior. Check website for times; Bus Tour by appointment

Length of Experience:
Penguins & Okapi 45 minutes
Bus Tour 1 hour 30 minutes

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Rachel Davis
316-794-8954
reservations@twpark.com
Book online at www.twpark.com/behindthescenes or call/email

Connect With Us!
twpark.com
Facebook: @twparkfans
Twitter: @TanganyikaPark
Pinterest: twparkfans
Instagram: tanganyikapark

Unlocking the Stories

MOWT Experience

Museum of World Treasures

Priceless artifacts from around the world create an amazing experience. Hear the unique stories about the artifacts that will surprise and amaze. Go behind the scenes to learn about the collections and then become a curator identifying artifacts.

Pricing Per Person:
$19 plus tax; Members $15 plus tax

Group Size:
Reserved groups must be booked one month in advance. Minimum Guests: 10
Maximum Guests: 24; Groups over 12 will be split

Availability of Experience:
Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Length of Experience:
2 hours

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
316-263-1311
Kristin Martin
education@worldtreasures.org

Connect With Us!
worldtreasures.org
Facebook: @museumofWorldTreasures
Twitter: @WorldTreasures

Piloting Innovation

Exploration Place Experience

Exploration Place

Exploration and innovation have played a significant role in Wichita’s success through the years. Discover the city’s global impact from aviation to architecture. Pilot a drone, explore the pathways to invention and unleash your innovative spirit in CreatorSpace.

Pricing Per Person:
$20

Group Size:
Minimum: 10 Maximum: 60

Availability of Experience:
During open hours, all year. Will consider after-hours based on size of group. Larger groups will be split. Also, we do customized programs for special groups.

Length of Experience:
90 minutes to 2 hours

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
316-660-0620
reservations@exploration.org
Minimum 2 weeks notice preferred.

Connect With Us!
exploration.org
Facebook: ExplorationPlace
Twitter: @DiscoverAtEP
Pinterest: explorationpl
Instagram: explorationplace

Walking in Two Worlds: Blackbear Bosin & the Keeper of the Plains

Mid-America All-Indian Center

Mid-America All-Indian Center

Learn about the culture, history and traditions of American Indians. Uncover the history of native peoples, learn about the powwow traditions and enjoy a hands-on fry bread experience. Discover how Blackbear Bosin, an Indian from the Kiowa and Comanche tribes united a community with his iconic Keeper of the Plains monument.

Pricing Per Person:
$25/person; upgrade to $35/person with Indian Taco bar. We customize programs for special events & groups.

Group Size:
Minimum: 12 Maximum: 24

Availability of Experience:
By appointment

Length of Experience:
2 hours+ depending on upgrade

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Crystal Bachicha
316-350-3345
cbachicha@wichita.gov

Connect With Us!
theindiancenter.org
Facebook: @MidAmericaAllIndianCenter
Twitter: @WichitaMAAIC

Sense of Nature

Botanica Wichita Experience

Botanica Wichita

The budding of an idea has created an explosion of sights, smells and sounds at Botanica. Experience the array of unique themed gardens created by generous local benefactors in the city. Discover the amazing tapestry of art and plants woven together in the Chinese garden to honor Wichita’s sister city Kaifeng, China.

Pricing Per Person:
$15; $50 deposit due at time of reservation; balance day of. Large groups must reserve 3+ weeks in advance.

Group Size:
Minimum: 8 Maximum: 15

Availability of Experience:
Monday-Friday, during operation hours. Must schedule in advance.

Length of Experience:
90 minutes to 2 hours

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Volunteer Coordinator
316.264.0448, Ext. 103

Connect With Us!
botanica.org
Facebook: @BotanicaWichita
Twitter: @BotanicaWichita
Pinterest: botanicaict
Instagram: botanicawichita

Boom or Bust, Taking a Chance on Wichita

Wichita Old Cowtown Experience

Old Cowtown Museum

How do you create a town where none ever existed? Encounter three pioneering citizens who contributed to the creation and development of Wichita in its early days. Discover how Wichita began as an outpost, became a Cowtown and grew into the thriving, largest city on the Plains.

Pricing Per Person:
$25, children under 4 are free

Group Size:
Minimum: 10 Maximum: 25

Availability of Experience:
Reservation required

Length of Experience:
90 minutes

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Angela West
316-350-3317
awest@wichita.gov

Connect With Us!
oldcowtown.org
Facebook: @OldCowtownMuseum
Twitter: @WichitaCowtown
Instagram: wichitacowtown

The Spirit of Wichita

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Experience

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Connect with the enterprising spirit of Wichita’s people who turned an outpost on the Plains into a major American city. Learn about the stories of exceptional pioneers, from settlement to aviation, who transformed this community and the world. You will meet one of them through a first-person interpretation!

Pricing Per Person:
$15; minimum charge $150

Group Size:
Minimum: none Maximum: 20

Availability of Experience:
Daily between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Length of Experience:
90 minutes

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Laurie Conner, Educator
316-265-9314
tours@wichitahistory.org
Connect With Us!
wichitahistory.org
Facebook: @wichitahistory
Twitter: @wichitahistory

Expressive Arts Experience

City Arts Experience

CityArts

Tapping into the power of personal physiology to create confidence and well-being sets the tone for this unique experience. Unleash your creative energy and design your own personal totem to connect you to your core energy and confidence.

Pricing Per Person:
$20/participant for one class
$40/participant for a half-day session
$70/participant for a full-day session

Group Size:
Minimum: 6 Maximum: 20

Availability of Experience:
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Length of Experience:
Two hours

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Vicki Koepsel
316-350-3244
vkoepsel@wichita.gov

Connect With Us!
wichita-cityarts.com
Facebook: @wichitacityarts
Twitter: @wichitacityarts
Instagram: wichitacityarts

Wild Expeditions

Sedgwick County Zoo Experience

Sedgwick County Zoo

Be inspired and amazed during your backstage look at the Sedgwick County Zoo. You’ll discover what makes the Zoo tick, how zoo keepers care for the animals and how the zoo helps to save animals from extinction. During this adventure, you never know who you might meet along the way!

Pricing Per Person:
$35 non-member; $25 per member
2 and under free but included in group number.
Minimum 2 weeks booking notice.

Group Size:
Minimum: 4 - Maximum: 15 - Groups of more than 7 will be walking tours.

Availability of Experience:
Daily 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Length of Experience:
Minimum two hours

Book Today!

To Schedule Your Experience:
Purchase tickets at www.scz.org only. Go to Tours in "online shopping."
For questions only - call Group Events Coordinator 316.266.8252

Connect With Us!
scz.org
Facebook: @SedgwickCountyZoo
Twitter: @SedgwickCoZoo

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