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In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center gets spooky with science

In the News: Kansas Children's Discovery Center gets spooky with science

Hannah Brandt, KSNT
October 1, 2019

This morning I got the chance to learn some spooky science! It's all a sneak preview of some fun seasonal events that will be going on at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center later this month!

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In the News: KCDC preparing parents, kids for kindergarten

In the News: KCDC preparing parents, kids for kindergarten

McKenzi Davis, KSNT
July 28, 2019

It’s hard to see your kids grow up especially when they’re on their way to kindergarten.

In just a few weeks, moms and dads are going to say a temporary goodbye as their babies head to school.

Sunday, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center (KCDC), along with the Greater Topeka Partnership held a kindergarten fair to help ease parents worries.

For mom Jessica Cowen, sending her first child, Aaliyah, to school by herself is a nerve-wracking moment.

In the News: KCDC bringing kids, incarcerated mothers together through new program

In the News: KCDC bringing kids, incarcerated mothers together through new program

McKenzi Davis, KSNT
June 20, 2019

"The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka has been a place for families and kids to learn in fun and different ways, but for some kids, that learning experience isn’t easy to get to.

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is making sure no child is left behind, which is why they’ve started programs to help kids who can’t get here easily, like kids whose mothers are incarcerated.

Community and togetherness, one of the most important goals for the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, as they bring kids and mothers together, specifically moms who are in prison."

In the News: Danielle Norwood on Location at Play Free

In the News: Danielle Norwood on Location at Play Free

Danielle Norwood, WIBW Radio
June 24, 2019

Danielle broadcasts live from the Kansas Children's Discovery Center and talks to Dene Moser about the Play Free program. Debra and Lori, inmates at The Topeka Correctional Facility, discuss being able to play with their kids and grandkids for a day at the Discovery Center.

In the News: Kids blast off at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

In the News: Kids blast off at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Rick Felsburg, WIBW
June 14, 2019

"Kids had an out-of-the-world experience at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center Friday.

The center opened their new exhibit Friday, called Discovery Space, in honor of the moon landing 50 years ago this July.

The exhibit includes a rocket ship designed by Washburn Tech students and a mission control center that's a live-feed between the discovery center and a mission control center at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library."

In the News: Discovery Center launches summer space exploration exhibit

Discovery Center launches summer space exploration exhibit

Tim Hrenchir, Topeka Capital Journal
June 14, 2019

"A 12-foot-tall steel replica of a rocket ship was Ali Deters’ favorite part of the new summer space exhibit Friday at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Isabella Pischer said her favorite feature was the exhibit’s “mission control center,” where she was able to see and speak with people in a similar center at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Ali and Isabella, both 8-year-old students at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic School, were among participants in Friday morning’s launch of Discovery Space, a summer exhibit designed to get children learning about space exploration."

In the News: Kids slip and slide in mud Sunday during annual Mud Run at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

Kids slip and slide in mud Sunday during annual Mud Run at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

Brianna Childers, Topeka Capital Journal
June 2, 2019

"Parents work tirelessly their whole lives to teach kids not to play in the mud, but that rule was thrown out the window Sunday as more than 200 kids got to do just that.

The fifth-annual Serious Fun Mud Run took place from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 S.W. 10th Ave. in Topeka."

In the News: Discovery Center sets sail with new exhibit

In the News: Discovery Center sets sail with new exhibit

Andrew Adams, KSNT
May 15, 2019

"Kids in Topeka have a new way to sail on their own adventures.

The Kansas Children's Discovery Center unveiled their new pirate ship Wednesday. The ship is part of the outdoor learning area at the Discovery Center.

The ship has been named 'Seas the Day' after a social media vote. The name was suggested by six-year-old Macy Archer, and her mother, from Carbondale."

In the News: Kids set sail on new exhibit at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

Kids set sail on new exhibit at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Eric Ives, WIBW
May 15, 2019

"Local kids set sail on a new adventure at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center Wednesday.

"We had spent some time outside and we noted a need for some really interactive, imaginative play," said Dene Mosier, the Discovery Center's CEO.

The Discovery Center opened their new pirate ship exhibit. The vessel, named 'Seas-The-Day,' was built by the Discover Center Facilities Manager Draque Carver and volunteers."