Kansas Wildlife Exhibit
On one of our Family Fun Series outings, we opted to save money and check out the completely free Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. The miniature zoo can be found at 700 Nims St inside Riverside Park. It contains over 25 different species of native mammals, reptiles and birds in seven displays and best of all, is free to the public.
Truth be told, I had never been before. But with a child now to entertain, this felt like the perfect opportunity to stop by.
Some people may not know, but it served as the original zoo until the Sedgwick County Zoo opened in the mid-70s.
The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is open year-round. The best time to go, though, is right at noon, when they have their feedings. When we went, we got the chance to see them feed Rufus the Bobcat.
Once we were done watching the feeding, we just walked around the zoo and checked out all the animals they had. I enjoyed hearing my daughter call out the animals by name. It’s crazy to see children develop, use words and show off their knowledge. For example, we take the simplest things for granted, like knowing what a turtle is. But if you hear your child recognize a turtle and call it out by name, it’s the most magical thing you’ve ever heard; the joys of parenting.
Here are some more pics of the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit.
It’s free to check out, they’re open year-round, there’s no reason not to check out this little hidden gem in the middle of our city.
Have some news you would like to share with the readers of Wichita By E.B.? Please email us for our consideration.
Did you love the article and want to help the continuing free content at Wichita By E.B.? You can help keep our site going with a simple one-time or recurring donation. Your contribution is appreciated.