Storytime with Author Dayonne Richardson

Join us for a storytime and visit with Kansas City-based children’s author Dayonne Richardson on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Dayonne Richardson is a local children’s book author and educator. Since 2020, she has released two children’s books: “I Told the Storm” and “Our Gift Grace”. Following the release of both children’s books she has gone on to create the accompanying book characters Emry & Grace plushies. As an enthusiastic business owner of Mirror Mirror Books LLC her desire is that her readers will always see themselves in anything she writes or creates. She understands the mirror matters!

This activity will take place inside Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, an exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The exhibit delves into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children’s literature and will be open at the museum until August 11, 2024.

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 events.

Juneteenth Celebration

We’re celebrating Juneteenth at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 19. At 1 p.m., Daisy Karimi will read The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini, illustrated by Sawyer Cloud. At 2 p.m., local artist Dané Shobe will lead a children’s illustration workshop. Both activities will take place inside Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, an exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The exhibit delves into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children’s literature and will be open at the museum until August 11, 2024.

That morning, please consider attending the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Parade starting at 11 a.m. in downtown Topeka. Get full details of the parade and more fantastic family Juneteenth events at http://www.tffjc.org/

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!

Chalk Paint with Muvane Museum Mobile Art Lab

Join the Mulvane Museum’s mobile Art Lab at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14 for STEAM-inspired art projects on the patio at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! Make your own chalk paint from safe household items and create beautiful abstract contour drawings on the concrete inspired by Rita Blitt images. All sessions lead by Stacy Ash, Art Education Coordinator for the Mulvane Art Museum.

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!

Chalk Paint with Muvane Museum Mobile Art Lab

Join the Mulvane Museum’s mobile Art Lab at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14 for STEAM-inspired art projects on the patio at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! Make your own chalk paint from safe household items and create beautiful abstract contour drawings on the concrete inspired by Rita Blitt images. All sessions lead by Stacy Ash, Art Education Coordinator for the Mulvane Art Museum.

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!

Food Truck at the Discovery Center: Hook & Que

“Enjoy Hook & Que food truck at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park on Friday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Then bring the kids inside and play all day 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 and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Regular admission applies to enter the museum, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more events.”

Picture the Dream Illustration Workshop with Dané Shobe

Join local artist Dané Shobe for a special illustration workshop on Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

This activity will take place inside Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, an exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The exhibit delves into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children’s literature and will be open at the museum until August 11, 2024.

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!

Picture the Dream Illustration Workshop with Dané Shobe

Join local artist Dané Shobe for a special illustration workshop on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

This activity will take place inside Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books, an exhibit in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The exhibit delves into the events, people, and themes of the civil rights movement through children’s literature and will be open at the museum until August 11, 2024.

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!

Food Truck at the Discovery Center: Dj’s Catering

Enjoy Dj’s Catering food truck at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park on Friday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Then bring the kids inside and play all day 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 and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Regular admission applies to enter the museum, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more events.

Food Truck at the Discovery Center: The Burger Bus

Enjoy The Burger Bus food truck at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park on Friday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Then bring the kids inside and play all day 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 and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Regular admission applies to enter the museum, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more events.