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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.
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
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
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
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."