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Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5
Thursday 9-8
Sunday 12-5
Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Admission

Kids & Adults: $9.00
Seniors (65+): $8.00
Infants (12 mo. & under): FREE
Members: FREE

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Latest Discovery Center News and Events

 

 

Oct
4
Tue
Closed
Oct 4 all-day
Closed @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Member’s Only Night!
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Member's Only Night! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center members support our community’s nonprofit children’s museum, allowing the museum to expand exhibits, create educational programs and increase access for all children. To show our appreciation for Discovery Center members, we will open on Tuesday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a members-only play time! Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/ 

Oct
5
Wed
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story Celebration Week
Oct 5 – Oct 14 all-day
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story Celebration Week @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Meet us at the top of the coconut tree October 5-14 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! On Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. we’ll be celebrating Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. as part of Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a special exhibit at the Discovery Center through January 2, 2023. Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books. In the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom section of the exhibit, children can explore the alphabet and letter and sound awareness while navigating three tropical islands featured in this classic children’s book. Families will also enjoy creating rhythms with steel drums while playing along with the rhythm of the story. Kids can sort and match uppercase and lowercase letters, climb and play amongst giant letter sculptures, and more.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more serious fun!

OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Wee Wednesday
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Wee Wednesday at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center every Wednesday at 10am with Erin Forstein. Wee Wednesdays are designed for toddlers learning to use their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more serious fun!

Oct
6
Thu
OPEN 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Oct
7
Fri
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Fresh Air Fridays
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fresh Air Fridays @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Fresh Air Fridays are outdoor fun in every season to get children exploring and learning! Programs start every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore.

Oct
8
Sat
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Build a Coconut Tree: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm
Build a Coconut Tree: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Meet us at the top of the coconut tree! Build your own coconut tree sturdy enough for all your alphabet friends at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a special exhibit at the Discovery Center through January 2, 2023. Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books. In the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom section of the exhibit, children can explore the alphabet and letter and sound awareness while navigating three tropical islands featured in this classic children’s book. Families will also enjoy creating rhythms with steel drums while playing along with the rhythm of the story. Kids can sort and match uppercase and lowercase letters, climb and play amongst giant letter sculptures, and more.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more serious fun!

 

 

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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

(785) 783-8300
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