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In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center shows off DIY catapults

In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center shows off DIY catapults

Brittany Moore, WIBW
January 7, 2020

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s Caitlin Luttjohann stopped by KSNT News Tuesday morning to give a how-to on mini catapults for some engineering fun with your kids. Luttjohann also teased an upcoming event at the KCDC, where kids will make use of a catapult of a larger scale

In the News: Younger crowd celebrates “Noon” Year’s Eve at KS Children’s Discovery Center

In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center begins new year early with balloon drop

In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center fundraiser attracts excited crowd

In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center fundraiser attracts excited crowd

Phil Anderson, Topeka Capital-Journal
January 1, 2019

New Year’s Eve celebrations typically are reserved for late at night on Dec. 31, but on Tuesday, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center got a 12-hour head start. Late in the morning, an excited crowd of more than 200 children, their parents and their grandparents waited anxiously for noon to arrive, when 1,200 multi-colored balloons that were held up by netting would be dropped from the Discovery Center’s ceiling.!

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

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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: 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."