The Discovery Center Outdoor Classroom, 4.5 acres of serious fun, is open for free admission thanks to our friends at Advisors Excel.
+ Tuesday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
+ Wednesday, November 11 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
+ Sunday, November 15 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
+ Friday, November 20 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
+ Saturday, November 21 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
+ Saturday, November 28 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
+ Saturday, November 29 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Advance reservation is required to ensure the museum does not exceed our safe capacity. Sign up at https://kansasdiscovery.org/playtime/. Indoor exhibits remain closed. Indoor restrooms are available.
What’s in the outdoor classroom? Become a bike racer, pond biologist, mountain climber, or pirate of the high seas as you adventure on 4.5 outdoor acres at The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! The outdoor adventure area at the premier children’s museum of Kansas features a pirate ship, treehouse, music garden, stream, bikes, trikes, wagons, challenge courses, a child-friendly zipline, giant sandbox, and more. The space has earned national recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom from the Nature Explore program. Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms offer interactive elements such as musical instruments made of natural materials, garden and pathway areas, and natural materials for building and creating art. Open green space allows families to try a disc golf game, enjoy a picnic or relax by a steam. Paved and natural paths wind through shaded woods, revealing hidden tunnels and exciting discoveries, perfect for fueling the imaginations of little explorers.
The cleaning and infection control procedures in place at the Discovery Center are based on our strict internal guidelines as well as the safety guidelines and requirements issued by local health experts and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All high touch surfaces and restrooms are sanitized after each session using an aqueous ozone device or appropriate medical-grade cleansers. Masks are required for all Discovery Center visitors age 6 and up when in line to enter the facility, when inside the building using restrooms and outdoors anytime when six feet of social distancing from other families cannot be maintained.