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Oct
1
Tue
Make a Success Card for a Kenyan Student
Oct 1 – Oct 20 all-day
Make a Success Card for a Kenyan Student @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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!

Oct
15
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
16
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Oct 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
17
Thu
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Thursday, October 17 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Come explore the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, a special place where children can create, discover and learn through play. The Discovery Center features 15,000 square feet of indoor educational play, including science, careers, building and art. Special areas for infants and toddlers let even the littlest explorers adventure. Kids can get outside in a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Join us for this free admission night generously sponsored by our partners at Advisors Excel!

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/freenights for a full schedule of free nights.

Oct
18
Fri
Kenya’s Kids: Make a Kenyan Flag
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Kenya's Kids: Make a Kenyan Flag @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kenyan flag is rich in symbolism, representing the people of Kenya alongside the country’s history, land and values. Make a Kenyan flag out of paper and learn about how flags use symbols to represent different places on Friday, October 18 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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!

Kenya’s Kids: Make a Kenyan Flag
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Kenya's Kids: Make a Kenyan Flag @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kenyan flag is rich in symbolism, representing the people of Kenya alongside the country’s history, land and values. Make a Kenyan flag out of paper and learn about how flags use symbols to represent different places on Friday, October 18 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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!

Oct
19
Sat
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for family yoga on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Adults are encouraged to participate with kids for a fun morning of family fitness.

Family Fitness Saturdays are generously sponsored by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.

Regular admission applies, which is $7.75 for kids 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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/familyfitness to learn more.

Peace Tales Storytime with YWCA Northeast Kansas
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Peace Tales Storytime with YWCA Northeast Kansas @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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.

Prairie Exploration
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Prairie Exploration @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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!

Oct
22
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
23
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
24
Thu
School’s Out Spooky Science
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
School's Out Spooky Science @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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!

Oct
25
Fri
School’s Out Spooky Science
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
School's Out Spooky Science @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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!

Oct
26
Sat
School’s Out Spooky Science
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
School's Out Spooky Science @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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!

Oct
29
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
30
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Oct
31
Thu
Pumpkin Slime
Oct 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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!

Nov
1
Fri
Sharing Thankfulness: Make a Card for a Veteran
Nov 1 – Nov 11 all-day
Sharing Thankfulness: Make a Card for a Veteran @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

At the art table, create a card for a veteran to thank our nation’s heroes. We will collect and deliver cards to veterans in time for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
2
Sat
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Family Fitness at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30. On Saturday, November 2, we’ll have family yoga! Classes include kid-friendly yoga, Zumba, dance, or martial arts for the whole family. Adults are encouraged to participate with kids for a fun morning of family fitness.

Family Fitness Saturdays are generously sponsored by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/familyfitness to learn more.

Kansas Youth Chorale Performance
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kansas Youth Chorale Performance @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join the Kansas Youth Chorale for a performance of African music on Saturday, November 2 at 11:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Kansas Youth Chorale Performance
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Kansas Youth Chorale Performance @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join the Kansas Youth Chorale for a performance of African music on Saturday, November 2 at 11:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
5
Tue
Kids Vote Election Day
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kids Vote Election Day @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kids can vote on Tuesday, November 5 from 9 to 3 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! Kid voters will get to fill out a ballot designed for young children and get an “I Voted” sticker while supplies last. Museum admission is not required to vote, but it is required to enter the museum galleries.

This program is supported by the Shawnee County Election Office and Kids Voting USA, a nonpartisan, grassroots-driven voter education program committed to creating lifelong voting habits in children, increasing family communication about citizenship, and encouraging greater adult voter turnout.

This is also a voting day for grown-ups, who can find their polling places and get other election information at www.snco.us/election/.

Toddler Tuesday
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
6
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
10
Sun
November Puzzle Pieces
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
November Puzzle Pieces @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

On the second Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center offers free admission to families with children who have autism spectrum disorders.

The Puzzle Pieces program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in a safe and understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and helps families discover new resources available to them.

The Discovery Center is not open to the public during this time. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/puzzle-pieces/

Nov
12
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
13
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
16
Sat
Art Studio Saturday
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am
Art Studio Saturday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Get your table ready for turkey with a fall-themed art studio. Create table decorations, family portraits, fall-infused art and more on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Art Studio Saturday
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm
Art Studio Saturday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Get your table ready for turkey with a fall-themed art studio. Create table decorations, family portraits, fall-infused art and more on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
19
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
20
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
21
Thu
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Thursday, October 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come explore the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, a special place where children can create, discover and learn through play. The Discovery Center features 15,000 square feet of indoor educational play, including science, careers, building and art. Special areas for infants and toddlers let even the littlest explorers adventure. Kids can get outside in a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Join us for this free admission night generously sponsored by our partners at Advisors Excel!

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/freenights for a full schedule of free nights.

Nov
23
Sat
Member’s Only Hour
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Member's Only Hour @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center members support our community’s nonprofit children’s museum, allowing the museum to expand exhibits, create educational programs and increase access for all children. To show our appreciation for Discovery Center members, we will open early from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 23 for a members-only playtime in all galleries. Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/

Meet Llama Llama!
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet Llama Llama! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Grab your friends and bring your mama, meet your favorite—Llama Llama! Red pajamas welcome too, at a storytime just for you. Join us Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. We’ll get ready for Thanksgiving by reading Llama Llama Gives Thanks, followed by an appearance from Llama Llama himself! This program is generously sponsored by our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Meet Llama Llama!
Nov 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Meet Llama Llama! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Grab your friends and bring your mama, meet your favorite—Llama Llama! Red pajamas welcome too, at a storytime just for you. Join us Saturday, November 23 at 10:30 and 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. We’ll get ready for Thanksgiving by reading Llama Llama Gives Thanks, followed by an appearance from Llama Llama himself! This program is generously sponsored by our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
26
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Nov
27
Wed
Extended hours on the day before Thanksgiving!
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extended hours on the day before Thanksgiving! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come play on the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Join us during special extended hours from 9 to 5. Dig into Thanksgiving-themed sensory-play during Wee Wednesday at 10:30. Then help create a turkey-themed doodle-bot that creates art while dancing on Wednesday, November 27 at 1:30 and 3:30.

Also, visit 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. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Wee Wednesday
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Robot Turkey Art
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Robot Turkey Art @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Beep, beep. Boop, boop. Gobble, gobble! Help create a turkey-themed doodle-bot that creates art while dancing on Wednesday, November 27 at 1:30 and 3:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Robot Turkey Art
Nov 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Robot Turkey Art @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Beep, beep. Boop, boop. Gobble, gobble! Help create a turkey-themed doodle-bot that creates art while dancing on Wednesday, November 27 at 1:30 and 3:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
28
Thu
Discovery Center Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 28 all-day
Discovery Center Closed for Thanksgiving @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving Day. Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/ for museum hours and holidays.

Nov
29
Fri
Black Friday Membership Sale
Nov 29 all-day
Black Friday Membership Sale @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

On Black Friday, November 29, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a Kansas Children’s Discovery Center member at the museum or online at kansasdiscovery.org/membership/ for a great deal on a full year of serious fun! Members get unlimited visits to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, invitations to member’s only events, and provide the financial support needed for new exhibits and programs. Funds raised from memberships also help children in need, who would otherwise be unable to play due to a medical condition, limited finances, or family situation. New memberships and renewals are also 10% off for Cyber Monday⁠—online only, at kansasdiscovery.org/membership/ on Monday, December 2. Discovery Center memberships make the perfect clutter-free, serious fun holiday gift!

The Nutcracker Storytime and Performance with the Kansas Ballet Academy
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Nutcracker Storytime and Performance with the Kansas Ballet Academy @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come play on Black Friday, November 29 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Join us during our special extended hours from 9 to 5. At 10:30, the Kansas Ballet Academy will treat children to storytime, ballet class, and a solo performance by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy! At 1:30, Kansas Ballet will present a thirty minute, narrated performance of the Nutcracker Ballet.

On Black Friday, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a member on Friday, November 29 for a great deal on a full year of serious fun! Members get unlimited visits to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, invitations to member’s only events, and provide the financial support needed for new exhibits and programs. Funds raised from memberships also help children in need, who would otherwise be unable to play due to a medical condition, limited finances, or family situation.

Visitors on Black Friday can also visit 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. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

The Nutcracker Storytime and Performance with the Kansas Ballet Academy
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Nutcracker Storytime and Performance with the Kansas Ballet Academy @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come play on Black Friday, November 29 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Join us during our special extended hours from 9 to 5. At 10:30, the Kansas Ballet Academy will treat children to storytime, ballet class, and a solo performance by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy! At 1:30, Kansas Ballet will present a thirty minute, narrated performance of the Nutcracker Ballet.

On Black Friday, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a member on Friday, November 29 for a great deal on a full year of serious fun! Members get unlimited visits to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, invitations to member’s only events, and provide the financial support needed for new exhibits and programs. Funds raised from memberships also help children in need, who would otherwise be unable to play due to a medical condition, limited finances, or family situation.

Visitors on Black Friday can also visit 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. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Nov
30
Sat
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Family Fitness at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center for special movement activity at 10:30. On Saturday, November 30, we’ll have family yoga! Adults are encouraged to participate with kids for a fun morning of family fitness.

Family Fitness Saturdays are generously sponsored by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Leftovers Art Build
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Leftovers Art Build @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Oh no, leftovers again?! When you’re tired of leftovers at home, come create with “leftover” art supplies! We’re using found objects to engineer gadgets on Saturday, November 30 at 1:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Get stuffed with great ideas!

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Dec
3
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Dec
4
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Wee Wednesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wee Wednesdays are interactive fun to get children using their senses to play, explore, create, and investigate. Programs start every Wednesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!

Dec
10
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Toddler Tuesdays are interactive fun to get children dancing, moving and grooving with friends from the Kansas Ballet Academy! Programs start every Tuesday at 10:30 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

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 exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more serious fun!