Mothers Day Celebration and Fathers Day Car Show at Sedgwick County Zoo

Take your Family to the Mother’s Day Celebration at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Sunday, May 14, 2017 ~ 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sedgwick County Zoo | 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67212

Celebrate the beauty of spring and treat your mom to a visit to the Zoo on her special day! Visit the Zoo’s newest babies and their Zoo moms while enjoying the great family atmosphere!

All moms are admitted free when accompanied by a paying child. (If child is 2 and under, another paid admission will get mom free admission.)

Stop by the Pavilion from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a wonderful all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes pancake & sausage brunch for just $5 a plate.

2017 event sponsored by: BOB FM and Hank FM

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Father’s Day Car Show at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Sunday, June 18, 2017: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dads, grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal and cruise on out to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day. See cool classic cars, antique autos and vintage hot rods while exploring your favorite animal exhibits at the Zoo.

Dads are admitted free when accompanied by a paying child. (If child is 2 and under, another paid admission will get dad free admission.) Zoo members FREE with membership card and photo ID.

 To register your Car for the Fathers Day Car Show, visit this link . 

Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in the following categories:

  • Best Mopar
  • Best GM
  • Best Ford
  • Best Import
  • Best Lowrider
  • Best Pre-1950s
  • Best 1950s
  • Best 1960s
  • Best 1970s
  • Best 1980s
  • Best 1990s and newer

Special Zoo Awards:

  • Flock Favorite
  • Pack Pick
  • Kid’s Pick
  • Dad’s Pick

2017 event sponsored by: Classic Hits KEYN 103.7

 

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Visit Sedgwick County Zoos website for more info! 

 

 

Party for the Planet at the Sedgwick County Zoo *Thursday, April 21st 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join Sedgwick County Zoo for Party for the Planet

Presented by Meritrust and Black Hills Energy

Thursday, April 21st 9 am – 2 pm

Sedgwick County Zoo | 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita KS 67212

Zoo Admission is Free on April 21st!

Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo

This event is not only for school groups but for anyone who would like to come learn more about the environment.  Last year’s attendance was over 9,000 visitors.

Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo

Over 20 environmental agencies and advocates will be sharing their knowledge with area students. Students in grades 3 through 5 will be targeted this year to learn about pollution, endangered species, weather, recycling, and much more!

Participating Exhibitors:

·        Allpak Battery

·        Black Hills Energy

·        Botanica

·        City of Wichita – Public Works & Utilities

·        Exploration Place

·        Great Plains Nature Center

·        Kansas Geological Foundation, Kansas Geological Society, & Kansas Geological Survey

·        Miller Waste Control & Recycling Coalition

·        National Weather Service

·        Occidental Chemical Corporation

·        Ohana Halau – Hula dancers

·        Patton Termite & Pest Control

·        Pepsi Beverages Company

·        Sedgwick County Conservation District

·        Sedgwick County Extension Center (Master Gardeners)

·        Starkey, Inc.

·        Tanganyika Wildlife Park

·        Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University

·        USGBC Central Plains – Wichita Branch

·        Bauer & Son Construction

Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Zoo

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Fathers Day Events in Wichita, Ks

Fathers Day is Sunday, June 21st and there are lots of ways to celebrate in Wichita! Take your Dad to one (or more) of these fun events!

Botanica is having a Father’s Day Kite Festival – Sunday June 21st, 11 am – 4 pm.  Carnival rides, Food trucks, kites for sale by Wings of the Wind, and much more!  Dad’s get in free, everyone else is $5.

Exploration Place will have a Special Father’s Day Weekend Discount, Saturday June 20th & Sunday June 21st for the new Dome film “The Last Reef”.  Dads get free dome admission with one paid dome admission.

The Sedgwick County Zoo is having a Father’s Day Car Show – Sunday June 21st, 8:30 am – 4 pm.  There will be Classic Cars, Antique Autos and Vintage Hot Rods!  Dads are admitted free to this event when accompanied by a paying child.  **Visit the Sedgwick County Zoo’s website for more information about registering your Car. 

The Museum of World Treasures is having a Father’s Day Special – Sunday June 21st, Noon – 5 pm.  All dads will get in free with a paid youth or adult child admission. Bring the family to learn about pre-historic dinosaurs, medieval knights, or world war battlefields.

Party for the Planet at Sedgwick County Zoo *Thursday April 23rd 9 am – 2 pm

Party for the Planet presented by Meritrust, Westar Energy and Black Hills Energy
Thursday, April 23, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Sedgwick County Zoo is planning a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day! This FREE environmental fair gives everyone the opportunity to learn how to protect and care for the world we live in. With hands-on activities and interactive exhibits, there are many learning opportunities for children. Activities are geared towards third through fifth grade.

Admission:

Admission is FREE the entire day, but the exhibitors are only here from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Photo Credit - Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

Exhibitors/Activities:

Allpak Battery ~ Solar display truck with trailer

 Black Hills Energy~ Hand out bookmarks with seedlings attached for kids to later plant. Will also have a compressed natural gas Ford truck on display to show what a CNG vehicle looks like

 Botanica~ To look through a pollinator’s eyes and learn their color and shape preferences. Each child will take home a small seed packet of pollinator blend flower seed.

City of Wichita~ Public Works & Utilities Children will be guided through several “stations” to learn about the steps in sewage treatment. They, they will plant a flower in treated solids that are generated by the treatment plant.

 Exploration Place~ Wind turbines

Great Plains Nature Center~ Participants will use their sense of touch to identify furs and skulls that they cannot see

Kansas Geological Foundation, Kansas Geological Society, & Kansas Geological Survey~ Educate participants about the geologic rock cycle and how rock is recycled

 National Weather Service~ Be prepared. Be safe. Be aware of the weather conditions around you by keeping an eye on the sky.

 Ohana Halau Hula Troupe~ Performing hula dance for entertainment. Will bring samples of fun and interesting things to make from recycled materials.

 Patton Termite & Pest Control, Inc~ Excluding pests in an environmentally friendly way

Sedgwick County Conservation District~ We have a stream bank teaching tool stressing protection of stream banks to save soil and protect water.

 Sedgwick County Extension Center (Master Gardeners)~ Samples of compost, warm compost box, posters, composters to interact with children and questions for them to answer.

 Sedgwick County Zoo (Education Department)~ Will have table filled with biofacts for students to touch and educators that students can ask questions of. The topic of focus will be African elephant poaching and the 96 Elephants campaign.

 Smithfield~ Packaging that is friendly to the environment and packaging that is not friendly to the environment.

  Spirit AeroSystems~ Demonstrate how Spirit’s reuse of 2 million gallons of water a day benefits the business, community and environment. Kids can get an H20 Willy hand stamp at the exhibit as well and interact with “ROBI” the recycling robot.

 Starkey, Inc.~ Learn about recycling electronics

 Tanganyika Wildlife Park~ Students will participate in a short, interactive game that showcases facts about decomposers (especially cockroaches) and recycling

 Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University~ Kids will be challenged to create a four letter “Wish for the Planet” in the style of Robert Indiana’s LOVE image

 Waste Control & Recycling Coalition~ To teach the kids the importance of recycling; will have a bale of pop bottles on display; will let kids make dreamcatchers out of recycled materials

 Westar Energy~ Will have their 30 ft Safety Trailer there as the exhibit

Photo Credit - Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo Credit - Sedgwick County Zoo
Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

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