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In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center creates at-home video series
Brianna Childers, Topeka Capital-Journal
March 29, 2020
Have you ever tried making a stomp rocket? What about water bottle boats? Have you been wanting to create a nature adventure book? During a time when parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids busy, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center has stepped in to lend a helping hand.
In the interest of our community and the families we serve, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will temporarily close to the public for at least two weeks, beginning tomorrow, March 14, 2020.
We understand anytime we close, it places a burden on the families that rely on us as a safe place for you to learn and play together. We do not make this decision without careful consideration. We have received recommendations from experts and officials that lead us to the conclusion that closure is the correct strategy for our community. When it comes to serving children and families, we will always choose to be cautious in the interests of those we serve.
The Discovery Center has had zero reports of staff members, volunteers or visitors who have been exposed to COVID-19, and our community of visitors is generally low risk. We also follow cleaning procedures that follow strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, we are choosing to do our part to encourage the social distancing that may help our community flatten the curve, or take the peak of infections out of this pandemic.
During our closure, the Discovery Center Education Team is still hard at work! We will be sharing information about how families can continue to engage in educational play at home at www.kansasdiscovery.org/home and our social media channels.
Have any questions about coronavirus? Visit the Center for Disease Control website.
Thank you for continuing to support your local, nonprofit children's museum. We look forward to seeing you back at the museum as soon as possible.
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In the News: Kansas Children's Discovery Center opens for special MLK event
Isaac French, WIBW
January 20, 2020
The Discovery Center is usually closed on Mondays but they decided to open their doors on the holiday to allow everyone in the community to spend time together. The Discovery Center gave kids a chance to watch the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech while sharing dreams of their own.
In the News: Topeka kids learn the importance of MLK day
Kelli Peltier, KSNT
January 20, 2020
Kids at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka were able to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in their own way. Children wrote dreams for themselves and the world on an “I dream” cloud.
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
Doug Brown, WIBW
December 31, 2019
More than a thousand balloons fell from the ceiling, much to the delight of attendees at one of Topeka's earliest parties to welcome the new year. The Kansas Children's Discovery Center hosted its annual Noon Year's Eve Celebration.
In the News: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center begins new year early with balloon drop
Keith Horinek, KSNT
December 31, 2019
The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center started the new year early with a balloon drop at noon. Dozens of children and their parents enjoyed making slime, chemistry confetti, rockin’ robots and the balloon drop at noon!
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
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!
In the News: WIBW Shawn Wheat Live at Kenya's Kids
Shawn Wheat, WIBW
September 13, 2019
WIBW Shawn Wheat LIVE on Facebook: The Discovery Center has a new exhibit where you can learn about a new culture.