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Summertime fun for kids (June 24)

Listen to children's musician Jim Cosgrove perform at a free event at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Derby Public Library.
Listen to children's musician Jim Cosgrove perform at a free event at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Derby Public Library. Courtesy photo

Visit Kansas.com/summeractivityguide to find our searchable database of summer activities for kids taking place in the Wichita area.

Dozens of child-friendly organizations like the Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place and public libraries are offering a summer full of entertaining (and often educational) pastimes. Many options are free.

You can search to find activities that meet your child's interests (arts, animals or books, for example).

Here are a few events from our database taking place soon:

Mr. Stinky Feet's Road Trip: Listen to children's musician Jim Cosgrove perform at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove in Derby. The event is open to all ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Information, 316-788-0760.

Creative Craft Days: Singing Pots: Children up to age 11 can make garden wind chimes using flower pots, string and milk cartons. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday at Botanica, 701 Amidon. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Cost: $15, $12 for members. Information, 316-264-0448 or Botanica.org.

Bird Day: Children ages 6 to 12 can learn about and observe different species of birds in Kansas, including hawks and owls. 9 a.m. to noon July 1, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North. Cost: $5, $3 for members. To register or for more information, call 316-683-5499 or visit www.gpnc.org.

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