Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Black and Yellow Art Studio

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Black and Yellow Art Studio

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Water Rocket Bee Launch

Bees travel far from their hive to discover new sources of pollen. Experience the power of water pressure as we launch a pretend bee high into the air on Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Water Rocket Bee Launch

Bees travel far from their hive to discover new sources of pollen. Experience the power of water pressure as we launch a pretend bee high into the air on Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and Discovery Center members. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Ask the Pediatricians LIVE with Dr. Holly Serk and Dr. Lauren Olson

Join us on Wednesday, July 20 at noon for Ask the Pediatricians LIVE with Dr. Holly Serk and Dr. Lauren Olson from our generous sponsors and supporters at Pediatric Associates. The session is hosted by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Facebook as part of the Discovery Baby program. Dr. Serk and Dr. Olson will discuss a few things all parents need to know as we get ready to go back to school, and take your questions live!

Discovery Kindergarten Fair

The Discovery Kindergarten Fair is a fun-filled event to connect kids and caregivers with resources to get them ready for school. Kids will learn about riding the bus and what to expect in the classroom. Health screenings will be available and representatives from community organizations will be on-hand to offer resources and answer questions.

Monday, July 26 from 4-6 PM at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

The Discovery Kindergarten Fair is free but registration is required. Register here.

Camp Kindergarten at Hillcrest Community Center

Camp Kindergarten helps kids get ready for school! This year Camp Kindergarten will be offered:

  • June 21, 28 and July 12, 19 from 4-6 PM at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
  • July 21 from 4-6 PM at the Hillcrest Community Center

Children and their caregiver(s) will join in a simulated kindergarten classroom with teachers and learn how to prepare for the first day at school! Caregivers will get tips on developing skills at home.

Camp Kindergarten is free but registration is required. Register here.