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Peace Tales Storytime with YWCA Northeast Kansas

Join us for a special storytime about how to be both strong and kind, with guests from YWCA Northeast Kansas. We’ll collaboratively act out “Strength”, a story from the Limba people of West Africa, featured in the book “Peace Tales” by Margaret Read McDonald. The story is a fun and engaging folktale about animals in the jungle learning about the difference between strength and violence. This event is a part of the YWCA Week Without Violence, a week of events designed to engage the community in discussions about preventing gender-based violence.

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more Discovery Center events, or visit https://www.ywcaneks.org/ to learn more about the Week Without Violence.

Pumpkin Slime

Celebrate Halloween with the ooey, gooey, pumpkin slime on Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 and 1:30. We’re mixing real pumpkins with real slime for real fun! Trick-or-treat at our front desk for creative activity supplies you can take home. Family-friendly costumes are welcome at this candy-free celebration!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Pumpkin Slime

Celebrate Halloween with the ooey, gooey, pumpkin slime on Thursday, October 31 at 10:30 and 1:30. We’re mixing real pumpkins with real slime for real fun! Trick-or-treat at our front desk for creative activity supplies you can take home. Family-friendly costumes are welcome at this candy-free celebration!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

School’s Out Spooky Science

Learn and play with spoooooky science on Saturday, October 26 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Make gummy worm creations at 10:30 am, melt Frankenstein’s hands with frozen science at 11:30 am, watch a pumpkin volcano explosion at 1:30pm and create spooky slime at 2:30 pm. Visit October 31 for even more spooky science activities. Family-friendly costumes are welcome!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

School’s Out Spooky Science

Learn and play with spoooooky science on Friday, October 25 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Dissect a pumpkin like a real mad scientist at 10:30 am, launch ghost rockets at 11:30 am, make a pumpkin boat at 1:30 pm, and make spooky slime at 2:30 pm. Visit October 26 or 31 for even more spooky science activities. Family-friendly costumes are welcome!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

School’s Out Spooky Science

Learn and play with spoooooky science on Thursday, October 24 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Pop amazing smoke-filled boo bubbles at 10:30 am, experience the power of force with spider catapults at 11:30am, melt ice ghosts at 1:30 pm, and create spooky slime at 2:30 pm. Visit October 25, 26 or 31 for even more spooky science activities. Family-friendly costumes are welcome!

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Prairie Exploration

Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Now, only four percent of this grassland remains, so many children have not had the opportunity to explore this unique environment. The Discovery Center maintains a native prairie grass and wildflower habitat in front of and to the south of our museum. Explore the prairie with our expert prairie manager Vivien Smith on Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

The prairie is outside the museum grounds, so admission is not required for this activity.

To enter the museum, regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Make a Success Card for a Kenyan Student

In Kenya, students graduating to middle primary (4th grade) or upper primary (6th grade) levels are expected to pass an end-of-year exam in October. These exams are extremely important in the Kenyan education system and students want to do their best! During October, visitors to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will have the opportunity to create success cards to send to students of Subuku Primary School in Egerton Njoro, Kenya. The Discovery Center will mail the cards to wish students well on their upcoming exams.

This program is offered as part of Kenya’s Kids, a new cultural exhibit where families can discover what life is like for children in Kenya today, a country both technologically-advanced and filled with longtime traditions. Kenya’s Kids magically transports visitors into the lives of children living in Kenya, bringing the experience to life to encourage children to not just learn about, but also participate in a new culture as they travel through five immersive environments. Kenya’s Kids is open at the Discovery Center from September 13, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Financial Literacy Village: Members Only Preview

Join us for the grand opening of our new Financial Literacy Village at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, August 30 with Member’s Only Hour from 9-10 AM and a public opening at 10 AM. The Financial Literacy Village offers new grocery store and bank exhibits designed to promote financial literacy, imagination and play. This experience is made possible with support from the Sunderland Foundation, Bank of America and The Women’s Fund. Special thanks to PDQ Construction and Custom Wood Products.

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Financial Literacy Village Grand Opening!

Join us for the grand opening of our new Financial Literacy Village at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, August 30 with Member’s Only Hour from 9-10 AM and a public opening at 10 AM. The Financial Literacy Village offers new grocery store and bank exhibits designed to promote financial literacy, imagination and play. This experience is made possible with support from the Sunderland Foundation, Bank of America and The Women’s Fund. Special thanks to PDQ Construction and Custom Wood Products.

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for children and adults, $6.75 for seniors, and free for infants under 12 months and KCDC 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-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!