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Spotlight Events

Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 21 all-day
12:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 7 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 14 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 21 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
3:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
3:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 28 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
1:30 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
10:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center

All Upcoming Events

Apr
20
Sat
STEAMing: Catapults
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
STEAMing: Catapults @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Use force and physics to knock over towers using catapults at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 and 1:30.

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!

Apr
21
Sun
KCDC Closed: Easter
Apr 21 all-day
KCDC Closed: Easter @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Sunday, April 21 for Easter Sunday. Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/ for museum hours and holidays.

Apr
22
Mon
School’s Out Earth Day Celebration
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
School's Out Earth Day Celebration @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

School’s out! Celebrate Earth Day with a self-directed outdoor scavenger hunt at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Monday, April 22 during special hours from 9-5. The hunt will be available at the front desk. Can you find a hiding place for a squirrel? A stick that’s shaped like a “”Y””? A place where rocks are stacked on top of each other? Take time to explore The Discovery Center’s 4.5 acre Outdoor Classroom and Native Prairie Grass and Wildflower Habitat.

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!

Apr
23
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Apr 23 @ 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!

Apr
24
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Apr 24 @ 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!

Apr
27
Sat
Kids Bike Rodeo
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kids Bike Rodeo @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

It’s a wheelie good time at the annual Kids Bike Rodeo! Learn all about bike safety at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11 to 3. Using Discovery Center bikes, experts from Safe Kids Kansas will be onsite with traffic signs to help children recognize their meanings, review the rules of the road, demonstrate how helmets protect us and how to fit them correctly. Free safety checklists and helmets will be available while supplies last.

This event is supported by Safe Kids Kansas, Stormont-Vail Health, Topeka Community Cycle Project, the Topeka Police Department and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

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!

Apr
30
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Apr 30 @ 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!

May
1
Wed
Wee Wednesday
May 1 @ 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!

May
4
Sat
Family Fitness Saturday: Yoga
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 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, May 4, 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, 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.

Build a Boat with LEGO® Bricks
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Build a Boat with LEGO® Bricks @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Ahoy! Check out LEGO® brick boats built by professional builders, then build your own structure using LEGO® bricks and see if it floats at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 4 at 1:30.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

May
7
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
May 7 @ 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!

May
8
Wed
Wee Wednesday
May 8 @ 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!

May
11
Sat
Family Fitness Saturday: Zumba
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Family Fitness Saturday: Zumba @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Family Fitness at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30, we’ll have family Zumba! Family Fitness 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, 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.

Create a Catapult with LEGO® Bricks
May 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Create a Catapult with LEGO® Bricks @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Learn about force, physics and fun by creating a structure using LEGO® bricks and rubber bands to launch marshmallows at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 11 at 1:30.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

May
12
Sun
May Puzzle Pieces
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May Puzzle Pieces @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

On the second Sunday of each month from 11 to 1, 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.

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

Mother’s Day Celebration
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mother's Day Celebration @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for a mom-umental celebration of moms at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 5 pm. All mothers receive half-price admission.

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.

May
14
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
May 14 @ 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!

May
15
Wed
Wee Wednesday
May 15 @ 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!

May
16
Thu
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night
May 16 @ 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, April 18 from 4pm to 7pm. 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.

May
18
Sat
Make a Wind Racer with LEGO® Bricks sponsored by Bartlett & West
May 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Make a Wind Racer with LEGO® Bricks sponsored by Bartlett & West @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Build, test, improve! Use engineering skills to create LEGO® Brick vehicle that will move with wind power at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 18 at 1:30.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

May
21
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
May 21 @ 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!

May
22
Wed
Wee Wednesday
May 22 @ 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!

May
24
Fri
Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Have a blast with rockets at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, May 24 at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Learn about how some rockets carry science tools into space, and how a special kind of rocket called “sounding rockets” can be used for quick, low-flying scientific missions into space. Then build and launch your own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft and launching them into the space above our planet! Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Have a blast with rockets at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, May 24 at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Learn about how some rockets carry science tools into space, and how a special kind of rocket called “sounding rockets” can be used for quick, low-flying scientific missions into space. Then build and launch your own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft and launching them into the space above our planet! Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets
May 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Have a blast with rockets at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, May 24 at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. Learn about how some rockets carry science tools into space, and how a special kind of rocket called “sounding rockets” can be used for quick, low-flying scientific missions into space. Then build and launch your own air rockets to help imagine the challenges and triumphs of engineering spacecraft and launching them into the space above our planet! Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

May
25
Sat
Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for this illuminating program at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 and 1:30. Discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image, then make and study colorful images of your own. Learn how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only study them through light. Filters allow us to block some energy levels of light and isolate others; each energy of light can offer new information about the object of study. Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light
May 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for this illuminating program at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 and 1:30. Discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image, then make and study colorful images of your own. Learn how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most objects in the universe are so distant from us that we can only study them through light. Filters allow us to block some energy levels of light and isolate others; each energy of light can offer new information about the object of study. Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

May
27
Mon
School’s Out: Space Slime
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
School's Out: Space Slime @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for special hours at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 10 to 5. Make space slime at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

School’s Out: Space Slime
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
School's Out: Space Slime @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for special hours at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 10 to 5. Make space slime at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

School’s Out: Space Slime
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
School's Out: Space Slime @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for special hours at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 from 10 to 5. Make space slime at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

May
28
Tue
Summer Hours Begin
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Summer Hours Begin @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Summer hours start today! From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is open 10-5 Tuesday to Friday, 10-5 Saturday and 1-5 Sunday. For full hours and admission information, visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Toddler Tuesday
May 28 @ 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!

Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploring Earth: Temperature Mapping @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Explore the magic of temperature at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:30. This activity models the way Landsat satellites use a thermal infrared sensor to measure land surface temperatures. Infrared technology, like the infrared thermometer in this activity, uses the infrared light emitted by an object to measure its temperature remotely (without having to touch it!) By taking a series of measurements over an area, a scientist can create a visual representation of the surface temperatures (like a weather map for surface temperatures rather than air temperatures.) Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network. This program is a special preview of Discovery Space, an exhibit full of out-of-this-world fun, opening June 14!

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!

May
29
Wed
Wee Wednesday
May 29 @ 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!

Exploring the Universe: Static Electricity
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Exploring the Universe: Static Electricity @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Get charged up by exploring static electricity at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Wednesday, May 29 at 1:30. Build an electroscope—a simplified version of one of the tools scientists use to study the invisible forces on Earth and in space. Learn how static electricity works, how scientists can use it to study space, and how it sometimes presents challenges to tools and spacecraft. Program sponsored by the National Informal STEM Education Network.

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!

May
30
Thu
Mitten Challenge with LEGO® Bricks
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mitten Challenge with LEGO® Bricks @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Engineering is all about finding the right tool for the job, and it’s difficult to build small things when your tools are too big! Take the LEGO® bricks mitten challenge and build a brick structure while wearing mittens at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 and 1:30. Program from the the National Informal STEM Education Network. Build, test and improve during the final days of Travel Adventure featuring LEGO® bricks, which leaves the Discovery Center on June 1.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

Mitten Challenge with LEGO® Bricks
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Mitten Challenge with LEGO® Bricks @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Engineering is all about finding the right tool for the job, and it’s difficult to build small things when your tools are too big! Take the LEGO® bricks mitten challenge and build a brick structure while wearing mittens at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Thursday, May 30 at 10:30 and 1:30. Program from the the National Informal STEM Education Network. Build, test and improve during the final days of Travel Adventure featuring LEGO® bricks, which leaves the Discovery Center on June 1.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

May
31
Fri
Build a Land Rover with LEGO® Bricks
May 31 @ 7:32 pm – 8:32 pm
Build a Land Rover with LEGO® Bricks @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

What does a vehicle need to travel on the moon? Use LEGO® Bricks and your imagination to create a vehicle that would traverse the lunar landscape at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, May 31 at 10:30 and 1:30. Build, test and improve during the final days of Travel Adventure featuring LEGO® bricks, which leaves the Discovery Center on June 1.

Also see what you can build with LEGO® bricks in Travel Adventure, open through until June 1. This amazing exhibit created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis the invites children and families to use one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO® bricks – as a vehicle for imagination. Where do you want to go? What does your vehicle need to do to get there? In Travel Adventure, you’re not just along for the ride! Choose an amazing destination and build your dream machine! Exhibit locally sponsored by Bartlett and West.

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.

Jun
2
Sun
Serious Fun Mud Run
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Serious Fun Mud Run @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us on Sunday, June 2 for the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s 5th annual Serious Fun Mud Run! The Mud Run is a 1/4 mile marvelously messy obstacle course designed for kids 4+ and grown-ups to navigate pits, tunnels, waterfalls and other muddy challenges in an untimed race to the finish line!

Why mud? The Discovery Center believes in the importance of outdoor exploration and messy play for people of all ages. The Mud Run lets participants get into the kind of play kids (and former kids) don’t get often enough: the opportunity to touch, grab and roll around in oozy mud!

Mud Run registrations are $27 ($25 for Discovery Center members). Registrations before Friday, May 17 include a Mud Run t-shirt and swag bag. All proceeds from this event support the Discovery Center’s work to remove barriers to play and create rich, diverse museum experiences for every child.

There are several different times to run the course. Kids may run at 10 AM or 11 AM, families run at noon. You will choose a start time when you register.

The Serious Fun Mud Run is sponsored by FHLBank Topeka and Jamie Hornbaker, State Farm Agent.

Learn more or register at https://kansasdiscovery.org/2019mudrun/

Jun
4
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Jun 4 @ 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!

Jun
5
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Jun 5 @ 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!

Jun
11
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Jun 11 @ 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!

Jun
12
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Jun 12 @ 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!

Jun
18
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Jun 18 @ 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!

Jun
19
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Jun 19 @ 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!

Jun
20
Thu
Hy-Vee Free Family Fun Night
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hy-Vee Free Family Fun Night @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Hy-Vee Free Family Fun Night at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Thursday, April 18 from 4pm to 7pm. 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 Hy-Vee!

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

Jun
25
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Jun 25 @ 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!

Jun
26
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Jun 26 @ 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!

Jul
2
Tue
Toddler Tuesday
Jul 2 @ 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!

Jul
3
Wed
Wee Wednesday
Jul 3 @ 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!