Building Discovery Expansion Project

Our Story

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center believes play is powerful, and quality play experiences are transformational for children and families. In the first 12 years of operation, the nonprofit children’s museum has served nearly 1 million visitors from across Kansas and beyond. With our current building regularly at capacity, we are on the cusp of an exciting new chapter in our mission to ignite children's passion for learning.

Building Discovery

Our vision is to create a museum where every child can find exciting opportunities to explore, experiment, and learn. To achieve this, we are eager to build three new learning lab classrooms that blend a test kitchen, indoor and outdoor learning, serving as the foundation for school-aged children's STEAM learning camps and programs. These cutting-edge learning labs will serve as hubs of innovation, alongside new exhibit space designed for traveling and permanent installations. Critical access and safety additions include a nursing room, sensory-friendly space, field trip entrance, workshop, and storm shelter.


Project Highlights

Doubling the size of the museum to 30,000 square feet.
Innovative STEAM exhibits to inspire tomorrow’s leaders.
Three learning labs offering 5,000 annual days of affordable, quality child care.
Accessibility, safety, and comfort for all families.
Attracting 150,000 annual visitors from across the region.

To get involved or learn more, contact Contact Dené Mosier, CEO



Media Coverage of this Story

Kansas Children's Discovery Center will expand with building addition. Here's what we know

Keishera Lately, Topeka Capital-Journal

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Kansas Children’s Discovery Center to more than double its size with expansion project

Gabriel Johnson, KSNT

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Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka announces $10 million expansion

Rick Anderson/Eric Ives, WIBW

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