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Available Anytime

Ongoing Activities

Little Bears Gymnastics

Children and their parents explore different activities using various pieces of gymnastics equipment.  Late afternoons on Tuesday or Friday.  Ongoing sessions available throughout 2023.  Begin attending at the start of each month.  TYKES

Baker Wetlands Discovery Center

The Baker University Wetlands and Discovery Center is a paradise for children interested in biology, ecology, and nature in general.  Enjoy the stunning 927-acre natural habitat and numerous trails. 

Prairie Park Nature Center

Prairie Park Nature Center is a 100-acre nature preserve on the east side of Lawrence. The preserve incorporates wetlands, woodlands and prairie habitats and a five-acre lake.  Visitors may see a wide variety of native Kansas wildlife on the property including beavers, deer, bobcats and birds of prey.

Prairie Park offers walking trails for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as educational programs. 

Lawrence Parks and Trails

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department oversees a park system which includes 54 parks. The Lawrence Loop is a series of connected trails that provides residents and visitors alike a safe and secure way to experience Lawrence by walking, wheeling, or biking. 

Watkins Museum of History

The Watkins Museum is full of fun interactive exhibits for children and families to enjoy. Visit the  Victorian Playhouse and try the Look Back Machine.  Pick up a scavenger hunt or a family guide for a map of all our family-friendly activities!

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