Tropics exhibit reopens at zoo
After a $3 million renovation and new roof, the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Tropics exhibit reopens to the public Friday . The indoor jungle features more than 300 species of plants and 170 species of birds. The grand opening and ribbon cutting is at 10 a.m., with the exhibit open for all at 10:30 a.m. Admission rates are: $8.95 for children ages 3-11; $13.95 for adults (ages 12-61); and $11.95 for seniors. More information: www.scz.org or 316-660-9453. Zoo hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Bike Blitz at WAM
The Wichita Art Museum is celebrating National Bike Month with a Bike Blitz. If the weather is good, the museum is encouraging families to ride or bring their bikes to the museum for bike decorating and outdoor activities. If it rains, the event will take place inside the museum and participants will make bike accessories. Plus, there will be a screening of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Visit www.wichitaartmuseum.org for more information, and check for museum’s Facebook page and Twitter account for updates. The Bike Blitz is part of the museum’s ongoing Family ArtVenture, which take takes place the fourth Saturday of the month.
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Free concert at Cheney Reservoir
A free concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cheney State Park on Saturday night. The Goons, who play cover music from oldies to new stuff that’s danceable and family-friendly, will perform at 7 p.m. inside the East Shore entrance, at the East Side Pavilion (next to Snyder’s Marina). Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes; it’s free with lake admission (a $5 vehicle permit). The lake is at 16000 N.E. 50th in Cheney. The event will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. More information: http://on.fb.me/1HucKUM. Lake phone: 316-542-3664.
— Ardua Harris and Annie Calovich