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All programs are held at the Great Plains Nature Center unless otherwise indicated.
Some programs may require pre-registration!

Registration closes three days prior to a program!
Read "Reservation Information" on the Programs page.

Story Time
- Wednesdays at 11 AM
Naturally Crafty
- Tuesdays, beginning August 5, at 10 AM
Little Nature Lovers
- Will return September 4

We've got lots of fun in store for this summer!
Learn more here, then enroll online!

We have programs for outdoors and nature-oriented advancements for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as opportunities for service projects.


Family Fishing Nights
Thursday: August 6
Naturalist In The Know
Saturday afternoons through October 4
Nature Adventures
- Monday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30,
   June 2 - July 31

Senior Wednesday
- The next GPNC Senior Wednesday program will be on July 30.  Join us for an armchair tour of Peru!

Last revision: 07/24/2014


Wednesdays from 11:00 - 11:30 AM
First grade and younger
FREE: registration not required

Join us in the lobby as we read stories about nature, wildlife and their friends.
Mostly for preschool age kids, but all ages are welcome.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tuesdays, beginning August 5, 10:00 AM - Noon
For all ages - Children must be accompanied by an adult
FREE: registration not required

We will provide the materials for you to make something to remember your visit to the GPNC!

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- Little Nature Lovers will return Thursday, September 4, 9:30 AM
Explore the world of nature through crafts, games and children's literature. Lots of sensory experiences will develop understanding and enrich your child's appreciation of the great outdoors
For ages 3-5, with a caregiver.

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For all ages.
Saturdays, between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., come and go as you please
FREE, Registration not required

Come join us for a fun, interactive experience at the Great Plains Nature Center. A different topic is presented every Saturday for the public to enjoy!.
July 26 - Foxes
August 2 - Water Conservation
August 9 - Turtles
August 16 - Dragonflies
August 23 - Kids Critter Book Reception
August 30 - October 4: Topics to be determined
For all ages
Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 PM
June 2 - July 31
FREE, Registration not required

Each week one of our naturalists will share their knowledge of and experiences with nature and wildlife. If you have questions we can try to answer them, too. Get out of the heat and enjoy some cool stuff!
July 28 & 31 - Flutterbys

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For all ages
Thursday: August 6
6-8 p.m.
FREE: Registration required; call Jessica at 683-8069 or register through EventBrite
(search for Wichita Family Fishing Nights)
The August 6 event is FULL, but you can get on a waiting list.

Fish with us at the Great Plains Nature Center! All fishing equipment and tackle provided, or bring your own. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult during the event, and each family will receive a free tackle box to take home. Meet in the GPNC Parking Lot at 6 p.m.; fishing will be at Island Pond.

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For Active Seniors
Wednesday, July 30
Light refreshments at 10, Program at 10:30
FREE: registration not required

“In the Shadow of the Andes”
Former GPNC Director Bob Gress, along with Jim & Patty Marlett, will give an illustrated presentation on their trips to Peru, including views of Machu Picchu and a jaguar on a sandbar!

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Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555