Elephant habit one of best in U.S.

Elephant habit one of best in U.S.

The Sedgwick County Zoo’s Reed Family Elephants of the Zambezi River Valley habitat was the second-place winner in the 2019 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Zoo Exhibit.

The zoo’s elephant habitat – the country’s third largest – encompasses five acres and a 550,000-gallon pool.  For more info, visit scz.org.

Aviation exhibit receives top-flight award

Aviation exhibit receives top-flight award

Wichita’s Exploration Place won a top award at the recent American Alliance of Museum’s 31st annual Excellence in Exhibition competition. 

The seven museums receiving awards included not just Exploration Place but also such notable institutions as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago; the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; and the art museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 

Exploration Place received a special achievement award for Innovative Example of Intentional Practice for its Design Build Fly exhibition. After five years of planning, the 5,100-square-foot aviation exhibit gallery opened at the end of 2017 with dozens of hands-on activities related to Wichita’s aviation industry. 

The aviation exhibit is included in regular admission. For more information, visit exploration.org.

WAM illuminates Georgia O’Keeffe

“Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style,” the first exhibition to explore the art, image and personal style of one of America’s most iconic artists, will be on display at the Wichita Art Museum until June 23.

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition offers an intimate glimpse at the artist as well as her paintings, photo portraits and original clothing. O’Keeffe was at the forefront of the American avant-garde movement in the early decades of the 20th century.

For more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.