Toddler Tuesdays will begin at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted.
August 8th: Join the Kansas Ballet Academy in an interactive movement activity at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center!
August 15th: Balloon Zoo! Hop like a kangaroo, fly around like birds and wiggle like worms to keep balloons up in the air!
August 22nd: Dance the morning away with the Kansas Ballet Academy!
August 29th: What sounds can you make with water? Find out through exploration and experimentation with us!
September 5th: Bring a friend and find a spot around the parachute as we shake, hop and dance during Parachute Play!
September 12th: The Kansas Ballet Academy will lead an interactive movement activity at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center!
September 19th: Waddle like a penguin, balance like an insect or hop like a bunny with fun inflatables!
September 26th: The Kansas Ballet Academy will be here to lead an interactive movement activity at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center at 10:30 am!
Wee Wednesday activities will begin at 10:30 unless otherwise noted.
August 9th: Create a messy masterpiece using your muscles and paint!
August 16th: Have you ever played with fluffy slime? Come and experience the unique fluffy texture for some messy fun!
August 23rd: Practice your aiming and grasping skills with water shooters!
August 30th: Clean and healthy teeth are important! Practice those brushing skills with our toothpaste sensory play!
September 6th: Enhance your nurturing nature by practicing to be gentle while washing baby dolls.
September 13th: Create colorful works of art using paint and squeegees!
September 20th: Climb inside our full body sensory sock!
September 27th: Dive into sensory fun with shaving creme treasure hunting!
Tiny Tots sessions begin at 10:30 am unless otherwise noted.
August 10th: What happens when you mix water and paints? Messy art work! Come and create messy art with us!
August 17th: Roll up your sleeves and explore gooey slime!
August 24th: Triangles, squares and circles,oh, my! Create shapes with string, tape and dance moves!
August 31st: Use our stamp rolling pins to make a masterpiece using your movement!
September 7th: Hop, skip and leap like frogs on colorful sensory tiles!
September 14th: Weave in a wacky way with different foods and toys like pasta, cheerios, pool noodles and beads!
September 21st: Join us on a hike in our Outdoor Classroom to collect materials and make a nature bracelet!
September 28th: Explore different textures like sandpaper and cotton while finger painting!
All STEAM activities begin at 1 pm unless otherwise noted.
August 5th: Create and test a paper rocket to see how far it will fly at 1 pm!
August 19th: The Solar Eclipse of 2017 is coming! Celebrate the sun and explore heat sensitive slime at 10am. Create moon craters with flour at 1pm. Fully engulf yourself in the experience, and visualize what happens during a solar eclipse while riding our hovercraft at 11am and 2pm!
August 26th: Bring the family (and a towel) to make memories during our water play day! Water shooters, sponges, and PLENTY of water fun will be available from 11am - 3pm. The End of Summer Splashdown is meant to douse your family and friends with H2O fun!
September 2nd: Explore chemistry and help us create art using our exploding chalk bags at 1 pm. It is going to be messy!
SPECIAL PROGRAM for "A" Art!
September 2nd: Musical Instrument Petting Zoo! Join the Washburn National Association for Music Education as they present a “Musical Instrument Petting Zoo” at the Discovery Center from 11 am – 3 pm. This zoo doesn’t feature animals, but includes wind, brass and other instruments! The petting zoo will enable children of all ages to explore a variety of instruments. See how to hold, play and experience music in a serious fun, hands-on way.
September 16th: Worldwide Day of Play means it is time to get outside and play! Visit the Kansas Children's Discovery Center for an exciting day of play! We will have inflatable games like bowling and volleyball out from 11 am - 3 pm ready for you to enjoy! Use "force", "trajectory", "gravity" and "speed" in these fun games!
September 23rd: It's fort building day! There will be blankets, chairs, and pillows in the Multi-media Gallery for you and your family to create an epic fort! Use design, angles, critical thinking, problem solving and balance.
September 30th: What happens when pressure builds inside a soda bottle rocket? Come and find out! It might be a little messy!