Get outside and participate in a g2g family activity at Exploration Park! Dig up some icy dinos, try to run like a T. rex, draw your favorite dino in chalk and keep the July weather at bay with popsicles. Families are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy the picnic grove after the event. Families participating in the event will receive a $2 off coupon for admission to Exploration Place.

Ice Age Dig – Practice your paleontology skills as you work to find dinosaurs trapped in a block of ice.

Outrun a T. rex – Being fast could be the difference between being dinner and being able to run another day.

The event runs from 10-11:30 at Exploration Park by Exploration Place.

No RSVP is necessary.


g2goutside-use-this-one1.jpgOur June g2g Outside event will be held on the grassy area between the Central Library and Century II on Wednesday, June 19th from 5-6 p.m. The theme is worms!

Enjoy the great outdoors in the grassy area between the Central Library and Century II as we explore worms in compost with a Master Gardener, hear wormy stories, look at books about worms, enjoy a “worms in dirt” snack. Wiggle in to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re there.

Wichita Parks & Recreation announce a new program that encourages and rewards residents for visiting public parks. The Park Passport program encourages residents to visit 18 specific local parks. A Park Passport can be picked up at any recreation center, Watson Park or printed at To be eligible to win rewards, participants must:

  • Visit as many of the 18 parks listed on the passport;
  • Locate the Park Passport sign at each park, which ensures a participant is in the right area;
  • Answer the park question on the passport and turn in the passport at any recreation center or Watson Park by September 3.

Three winners – one entry per household – will receive one of three Family Fun Packs donated by Academy Sports & Outdoors. The fun packs include items such as camping equipment and bicycles.

trikeIf you and your family likes to ride bikes, here are a couple of bike-related activities coming up this week.

May 15-Bike to the Ball Park

The Wichita Wingnuts invite bicyclist to the ball park on May 15, 11:05 a.m. Present your helmet and get your tickets for just $3.00 each. If you need advanced tickets call Brian at 264-6887.

May 16-Bike to Botanica

Every Thursday in May is Bike to Botanica Day. Admission is just $3.00 when you visit the Botanical Gardens.

IMAG0374I know a lot of you have attended this event in the past, even when we’ve held it during the hot part of the summer. If you like to fish or if you want to have that first fishing experience, this activity is for you!

What: g2g Family Fishing

Where: Great Plains Nature Center at 6232 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS

When: Thursday, May 16th from 6-8 p.m.

Details: All equipment is provided, just bring yourself! Children must attend with a responsible adult. All children will get a free tackle box.

RSVP: Call Jessica at 316-683-8069 OR to the Facebook Event:

If you and your family like bike riding, here’s an event for you!

What: The ‘OZ’Some Family Bike Fest

When: Saturday, May 18th from 2-5 p.m.

Where: OJ Watson Park

Activities include a 2 p.m. safety event, 3 p.m. rides starting (1, 2, 5, and 25 mile options), and park fun & games from 2-5 p.m.

Here’s the complete flyer if you are interested: Ozsome_Flyer

Okay, so I realize that spring break is almost over, but I figured I should post this article anyway. Dr. Peggy Drexler answers the question, What to Do with Kids over Spring Break? Her answer: NOTHING. Let them be bored. Let them learn to play on their own. Don’t over organize their activities. With only a couple more days of spring break, you might be tired of trying to find things for them to do, so let them find their own things to do!

Read the rest of the article: What to Do With Kids over Spring Break?