Discovery Baby: Happy Parents, Happy Baby

Being a first-time parent with a baby can be both wonderful and incredibly stressful, sometimes in the course of the same night! Get tips on caring for yourself as a new parent with licensed psychologist Susan Voorhees PsyD. This workshop will be offered on Monday, September 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park.

This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Discovery Baby: Ask a Pediatrician

Get your Qs some As with Dr. Mallory McIntosh of Cotton O’Neil Pediatrics. Let the doctor field your questions about eating, weight gain, development, immunizations, or whatever is on your mind that day. Weird questions you’re afraid to ask ⁠(What’s the deal with ear wax?⁠) are welcome! This workshop will be offered on Monday, August 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park.

This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Discovery Baby: Keeping Baby Safe

Skinned knees, bumps and bruises are a natural part of kids growing up, testing their abilities and exploring the world. But there are things we can do to ensure minor scrapes don’t turn into more serious injuries that can lead to disabilities or even death. Safe Kids Shawnee County will share safety tips for families to keep your children safe at home, at play and on the way. This workshop will be offered on Monday, July 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park.

This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Discovery Baby: Get Baby Moving

Get your baby moving and grooving with a variety of fun games to help develop the baby’s muscles. Join physical therapist Sarah Dahlstrom from TARC to learn fine and gross motor activities that you and your baby can do together.

This workshop will be offered on Monday, June 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park. This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Discovery Baby: Baby Yoga

Bond with your baby and have fun with baby yoga. Wear comfortable clothes and join yoga instructor Kathy Damron from The Yoga Room for this yoga experience designed just for little yogis. This workshop will be offered on Monday, May 20 from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park.

This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Discovery Baby: Baby Feeding 101

Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, pumping, introducing solids? Bring baby and join us for Baby Feeding 101: a FREE Discovery Baby workshop. Get your feeding questions answered with Dr. Alisha Delgado from TARC’s Birth-3 program and Feeding Clinic Coordinator. Learn how to read baby’s cues during their feeds and learn what those cues mean. Troubleshoot concerns and get tips on breastfeeding at work, baby weight gain, and early nutrition. This workshop will be offered on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Gage Park.

This workshop is offered as a part of Discovery Baby, a free, fun program to introduce babies and their caregivers to a world of learning and play! Parents who attend can meet other parents with babies and chat with experts in a fun, casual setting at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, when the museum is closed to the general public. The program is open to parents with a child under 12 months old. Only babies and caregivers may attend. No advance registration or sign-up is required.

Learn more at www.kansasdiscovery.org/baby.

Storytime with Miss. Netta B featuring Annette Billings

Join acclaimed local poet and storyteller Annette Billings for Storytime with Miss. Netta B on Thursday, July 25 at 7 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 events.

Storytime with Miss. Netta B featuring Annette Billings

Join acclaimed local poet and storyteller Annette Billings for Storytime with Miss. Netta B on Saturday, June 15 at 2 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 events.

Storytime with Miss. Netta B featuring Annette Billings

Join acclaimed local poet and storyteller Annette Billings for Storytime with Miss. Netta B on Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.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 events.

Urban Bucket Brigade with Jaisson Taylor

Jaisson Taylor brings this interactive and fun drumming workshop from the streets to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Using recycled buckets and a rhythm, youth will learn about the role of music in various cultures and how those cultures lead to what you hear in the music of the streets today. Children will be introduced to the 26 rudiments of drumming and use various positions on the buckets to create a variety of sounds. Urban Bucket Brigade Bootcamp is unique in that there are no mistakes, the end is never as important as the means and the children are taught that they cannot fail. The ways to grip the sticks, the sounds that can be created, and the rhythms they can create are all their own and the possibilities are endless!

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.