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

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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

 

 

Nov
30
Wed
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Celebration Week!
Nov 30 – Dec 3 all-day
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Celebration Week! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bring Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail (don’t forget Peter!) to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center November 30 – December 3. On Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. we’ll be celebrating the book If The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 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 Peter Rabbit section of Storyland, children can explore Peter Rabbit’s verdant world, rich with opportunities for building vocabulary and narrative skills while having fun with patterns, words, and dramatic play. Enter and explore Peter’s family home and tuck Peter in for a bedtime story, sort oversized vegetables in Mr. McGregor’s garden, 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!

Dec
1
Thu
OPEN 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 1 @ 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/

Dec
2
Fri
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
Sat
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec 3 @ 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/

Mr. McGregor’s Painting Party: The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm
Mr. McGregor's Painting Party: The Tale of Peter Rabbit @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bring Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail (don’t forget Peter!) to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. to create art with paint and pretend vegtables from Mr. McGregor’s garden. We’ll be celebrating the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 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 Peter Rabbit section of Storyland, children can explore Peter Rabbit’s verdant world, rich with opportunities for building vocabulary and narrative skills while having fun with patterns, words, and dramatic play. Enter and explore Peter’s family home and tuck Peter in for a bedtime story, sort oversized vegetables in Mr. McGregor’s garden, 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!

Dec
4
Sun
OPEN 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OPEN 12 p.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/

Dec
5
Mon
Closed
Dec 5 all-day
Closed @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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

Dec
6
Tue
Closed
Dec 6 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!
Dec 6 @ 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, December 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a members-only play time! Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/

 

 

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4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604

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