While Halloween is known as a time when children dress up, scream, and run from monsters, it can also be really fun if done properly. There are many wonderful family-friendly events and activities for this seasonal celebration in Wichita, as well as Fall activities related to Thanksgiving or simply the magical season itself.
Take a look at these family-friendly 2022 Fall season events in Wichita for the little ones:

Where: Sunset Zoo
Hours: October 21st (Special Populations & Special Needs Night) – 5:30-7:30 PM. This sensory-friendly evening will be designed for special populations and high-risk families | October 22nd & 23rd – 9:30 AM-5:15 PM

During this event, both kids and adults can wear their costumes and enjoy the candy!

There will be local businesses handing out candy throughout the zoo! Don’t miss the awesome Halloween-themed activities, candy, a decorated zoo, entertainment, and so much more!

Where: Hutchinson Zoo
Hours: October 21, 22, 28, 29- 6 PM – 8:30 PM

The Hutchinson Zoo has partnered with the Hutchinson High School Thespian Club to bring you a perfectly blended scary & funny haunted train ride!

Where: Field Station: Dinosaurs
Hours: 6:30 PM- Fridays and Saturdays in October

During Dinosaurs After Dark, families will get to explore the darkened trails of the Field Station and encounter some of the most recognizable movie monsters of all time – all while trying to find the most terrible, scariest monster of all. 

Where: Exploration Place
Hours: October 22, 8 AM- 9 AM- 10 AM

Spooky season is here!

Join Exploration Place for a fun-filled and family-friendly breakfast event where your child’s favorite characters will bring out all the boos and ah-hs.

Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Hours: October 22, 23. 9 AM- 4 PM

For this year’s Boo at the Zoo, make sure to wear your costume, take lots of pictures, and enjoy this spooky event filled with Halloween fun!

Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Hours: Saturdays in October from 6 PM- 10:30 PM

From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, there’s fun for everyone this Halloween!

Experiences include escape rooms, creepy crawlers, a bounce house, a haunted hayride, Isle of Intrigue, a stage show, a cage maze, laser tag, crafts, candy stations and games, and more.

Where: Museum of World Treasures
Hours: October 27, 5 PM- 8 PM

The first floor of the Museum of World Treasures will be transformed with spooky, family-friendly displays throughout for all Halloween lovers along with candy.

Costumes are optional but encouraged.

Where: Exploration Place
Hours: October 27-28, 7 PM

Join Winifred, Sarah, and Mary at Exploration Place for an audience participation viewing that celebrates all things Hocus Pocus!

Experience this iconic Halloween classic like never before – engaging physically and vocally with the movie through interactive cues that will have everyone acting, laughing, singing, and cheering along with the characters on screen.

Where: Museum of World Treasures
Hours: October 28, 6 PM- 10 PM

The Museum of World Treasures invites the whole family to celebrate this beautifully dark and mysterious world in a fun and spooky way!

Proceeds from this event go to support the educational mission of the Museum of World Treasures.

Where: Hutchinson Zoo
Hours: October 29, 2 PM- 5 PM

Visit the Hutchinson Zoo with your best non-scary Halloween costume as you fill your sponsor-provided candy bag with candy & prizes.

There will also be a bounce house donated by Inflate-o-Fun, games, and special zoo animal encounters.

Where: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Hours: November 1, 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM

During Preschoolers in the Flint Hills, preschool-age children will discover the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live but look beyond the city limits in their exploration.

Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of the area. Every session includes a story time, snack, and themed craft or activity!

Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
Hours: November 5.

Newborn kids through Kindergarten will get to wear their favorite pajamas for this evening class in which they’ll enjoy a lesson, crafts, a Zoo experience, a bedtime story, and a snack!

Where: Flint Hills Discovery Center
Hours: 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM | Color Your World: November 21 | Musical Me: November 22 | Cool Chefs November 23

Children in grades K-2 will discover the colorful world around them during these awesome camps! They will make their own chalk, and funky crayons, and experiment with color!

Discovery Camp (grades K-2) is a unique program offered at the Flint Hills Discovery Center throughout the school year. Camps include hands-on activities like exciting experiments, outdoor excursions, and creative crafts.

More Fall Discovery Camp options: Discovery Camp – Musical Me! | Discovery Camp – Cool Chefs!

Where: Wichita Art Museum
Hours: November 26, 10 AM- 4 PM

Celebrate friendship and bring your besties for fun, collaborative artmaking, films, and more surprises at the Wichita Art Museum!

Stroll the galleries, enjoy great food in the Muse Café, and shop for holiday gifts at the Museum Store.