Festive Family Outing
Embark on a holiday adventure with your kiddos in Wichita’s downtown. Start the day with a visit to local favorite Old Mill Tasty Shop, a throwback 1920’s style soda shop with delicious breakfast items, blue-plate lunch specials or enjoy a slice of homemade carrot cake or a classic ice cream sundae.
With full bellies and light hearts, head to visit Santa Claus and let the kids share whether they’ve been naughty or nice. Be sure to snap the classic Santa photo to send to Grandma and Grandpa.
Afterwards, visit Exploration Place in the Museum District for educational and interactive activities that the entire family is sure to love. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by viewing the Kansas in Miniature display, which will be decked out for the Christmas season with lighting, holiday music and even a festive mini parade.
While at the museum, enjoy the sights and sounds of “Let It Snow” playing in the Digital Dome Theater and Planetarium, a soaring 60-foot tall screen with an immersive 360-degree view. Lastly, let your imaginations run wild and engage in hands-on activities. Create your own airplane and fly a mission in the Design, Build, Fly exhibit or get inspiration for your Christmas list in the Toytopia exhibit, where you’ll find the world’s largest Etch-A-Sketch, a life-size dollhouse and a retro video arcade.
Discover winter adventures this holiday season in downtown with your family and make lasting memories.
Participate in this experience and enter to win a yearlong membership to the Botanica Gardens valued at $250, which includes admission for your family all year, admission to select special events such as BOOtanica, Tuesdays on the Terrace, Illuminations and more.