World Space Week

October 4, 2023 – October 7, 2023 all-day
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Avenue
regular admission
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
World Space Week @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Celebrate World Space Week, an international celebration of science and technology, at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from October 4-10, 2023. Soar in for an out-of-this-world collection of programs to promote learning and fun!

  • Wednesday, October 4: Space Sensory Play at 10 a.m. and Stomp Rockets 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 5: Moon Basecamp Build at 10 a.m. and Air in Space at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6: Space Medallions at 10 a.m. and Dissolve a Fizzy Planet at 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7: World Space Week Cardboard Challenge 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events:

  • October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
  • October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

World Space Week consists of space education and outreach events held by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world. World Space Week 2022 achieved record scale with more than 11,221 events in 87 nations. The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is proud to participate in this year’s World Space Week alongside other educational partners from around the globe! Learn more about World Space Week on the website of the World Space Week Association (WSWA).