Saturday, Oct. 19

Presented in partnership with:Smallgrass Admission
Non-member: $7 per person
Member of Exploration Place or TFA : $5 per person


Back by popular demand - a film festival just for kids featuring family-friendly independent films from around the world, as part of the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Smallgrass is specifically curated for families with children ages 3 and up – and for the young at heart.

Schedule of Films

11:00 am. •Classic Cartoons in Flight - Tail Spin: Aviation in Animation
Presented by Lamphouse Entertainment, this short program features a collection of classic cartoons.

1:00 p.m. •Smallgrass Shorts Program: Earning Wings
A collection of short films from around the world, including animation and narrative films.

3:00 p.m. •Animated feature film From Up on Poppy Hill
Set in Yokohama, Japan in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on Umi and Shun and their developing budding romance as they join forces to save their high school’s ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. This critically-acclaimed animated film is the winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film. The English-language version has a star-filled cast including Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard and more! Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some incidental smoking images.

Smallgrass Admission
Exploration Place Members…….….........…$5
Tallgrass Film Association Members.…........$5
Includes admission to all three programs, special activities and all Exploration Place exhibits.

Plus, enjoy these flight-inspired activities between films:

  • Up and Away • How many helium balloons would it take to lift you off the ground? Find out with our Balloonometer!
  • Leaf Blower Magic • Watch a beach ball float in the air, and how to make toilet paper fly without touching it!

Also on October 19, enjoy Safe Kids Wichita Helmet Checks and Kohl’s Safety Town. Click here for details.