Calendar of Events
Voyage through the Solar System
September 4-5. 9 pm to 11 pm
Location: Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Wichita State University, 1845 N. Fairmount St., Wichita. 316-978-3191
Admission: $3 children 6 to 12; $4 persons 13 & up. Using the
Observatory’s 16” telescope, visitors can journey through our solar system as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the voyager spacecraft’s fly-by of Jupiter.Our first stop will be our Moon, then we’ll visit Saturn (in July), then Jupiter (beginning August 1), and finally Neptune (beginning August 15).
Wichita Black Arts Festival
September 5-7. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Location: McAdams Park, 13th & Ohio, Wichita. 316-262-7651
Admission: Button fee. Kicks off with a parade. A 3-day cultural celebration introducing & educating communities to the rich artistic heritage of the African American culture.
June 27 – September 7. During Open
Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita. 316-660-0600. Admission: Included with museum admission, free for members Journey through a world from long ago and encounter a Triceratops,
Pachycephalosaurus, Dimetrodon, Stegosaurus, and a mother Apatasaurus protecting her newly hatched babies. Our old friend
T-Rex will be there too…waiting for unsuspecting visitors!
Whales/Tohora: Where Whales Journey…People Follow
February 28 – September 7. During Open Hours.
http://www.exploration.org. Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita. 316-263-3373. Admission: Special admission applies. Plunge into the wondrous
water world of whales through this blend of science and storytelling.
Encounter real life-size whale skeletons, listen to haunting whale voices, crawl through a model of a blue whale heart and learn about the history of whaling – including whale riders, the current efforts that center on preserving the species, and more. Developed and created by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a leader in marine mammal collections.
Dad’s Workout Day with StrollerFit at Harrison Park (Webb and Harry) September 19th. 9am.
Please bring a little something to donate to the Kansas Children’s Service League.
The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen – Exhibit June 20 – September 20. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm.
Location: Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita. Phone: 316-683-9242
Admission: Included with museum admission. Exhibit opening Sat,
June 20, 2009 at 2 p.m. The Jimmy Allen Flying Club is the focus of this exhibit, with model planes from the era, prizes retrieved from Skellly Oil by enthusiastic youth and a movie version of the famous radio show available for viewing.
Butterfly House June 1 – September 30. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Mon-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun.
http://www.botanica.org. Location: Botanica, 701 Amidon, Wichita. Phone: 316-264-0448. Admission: $6.50 adults, $5.50 seniors/active military, $3.00
youth (5-21). Butterflies are back! Come see hundreds of butterflies in free flight and discover the wonders of these winged creatures. Enter the Butterfly House, a 2880 square foot net-covered butterfly exhibit, to see almost 50 species of native and exotic butterflies and nectar plants for these butterfly species. See the butterfly lifecycle
first-hand as butterflies emerge from their chrysalides and take their first flights, see the types of plants to add to your home landscape to attract butterflies or try your hand at identifying
different butterfly species. One visit and you’ll see that Botanica has the best wings on the planet. Included with admission or membership.
Old Town Farmer’s Market (Saturday Only) May 9 – October 10, 2009.
Times: 7 am-Noon. http://www.oldtownfarmersmarket.com
Location: Farm & Art Market Plaza, 1st & Mosley, Wichita. 316-992-0413
Admission: Free admission Fresh produce-live entertainmentdelicious food-chef demos-children’s activities and hand-made crafts.
Kansas Fighter Pilots and the Allison Engine – Exhibit August 15 – November 15. Mon-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm.
Location: Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd., Wichita. 316-683-9242.
Admission: Included with museum admission. Exhibit opening Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. Don’t miss this one of a kind engine and the story of the men who made it famous.
Opening Race Day for 2009 Season April 3 – November 20. 6:30 pm
Location: Emery Park BMX, 2339 E Macarthur, Wichita. 316-522-8214
Admission: FREE for Spectators Emery Park BMX provides competitive BMX racing for both boys, girls and adults from ages 3 to 50+ BMX racing is an individual sport and is designed to build self confidence and self esteem in anyone who participates. Races are organized according to age group and skill levels, so everyone gets the opportunity to compete on a fair and competitive basis. Even
beginner riders have the chance to race safely with other new riders. All riders get an awesome First Time Rider Trophy” , NO MATTER how you finish in your first race. When you buy a full membership. NO FEE for Spectators, so come join us in the fun family Olympic sport of BMX