Events

Spotlight Events

Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 24 all-day
12:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 25 all-day
12:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
12:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
9:30 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
12:00 am
Kansas Children's Discovery Center

All Upcoming Events

Nov
17
Sat
Members Only Hour
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Members Only Hour @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

We love our members! Kansas Children’s Discovery Center members support the museum as we enhance children’s lives and enrich the communities we serve. To show our appreciation for KCDC members, we will open an hour early from 9 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, November 17 for a members-only playtime in all galleries including the The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs. Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/

 

Nov
21
Wed
Extended hours on the day before Thanksgiving!
Nov 21 @ 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 21 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Join us during our special extended hours from 9 to 5. Share a thank you message for someone who encourages you on our giant frame wall. Meet new friends at a special storytime and activity for Wee Wednesday 10:30.

Also, visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open through January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 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.

Nov
22
Thu
Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Nov 22 all-day
Closed for Thanksgiving Day

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Day. We wish all our staff, members, donors and volunteers a day full of gratitude and fun!

Nov
23
Fri
Extended Hours on Black Friday!
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extended Hours on Black Friday! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Come play on Black Friday, Friday, November 23 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Join us during our special extended hours from 9 to 5. At 11, the Kansas Ballet Academy will treat children to storytime, ballet class, and a solo performance by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy! At 2, Kansas Ballet will present a 30 minute, narrated performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. All day, celebrate the season of thanks by creating a thank you message for someone who encourages you in The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit.

On Black Friday, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a member on Friday, November 23 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.

Also, visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open through January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 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.

Dec
15
Sat
Member’s Only Hour
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Member's Only Hour @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center members support the museum in our mission to enhance children’s lives and enrich the communities we serve. To show our appreciation for KCDC members, we will open early from 9 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, December 15 for a members-only playtime in all galleries including the The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/

Dec
24
Mon
Closed for Holiday
Dec 24 all-day
Closed for Holiday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. We wish all of our supporters a fun and festive holiday season. Please join us after the holiday from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for extended hours from 9 to 5 daily and special programs.

Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more information.

Dec
25
Tue
Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 all-day
Closed for Holiday @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. We wish all of our supporters a fun and festive holiday season. Please join us after the holiday from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for extended hours from 9 to 5 daily and special programs.

Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more information.

Dec
26
Wed
Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am
Piggie and Elephant's Goodbye @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for daily storytime and meet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant everyday at 11. We’re celebrating the final days of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit, which flies away from Topeka on January 4, 2019.

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Stick around until the afternoon for Chemistry Craze programs everyday at 2.

Come in for your last chance to visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 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.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Chemistry Craze
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm
Chemistry Craze @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Come in from the cold for a Chemistry Craze at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29 with programs everyday at 2. Build a battery, move colors through chromatography, investigate the science of scents and make amazing sublimination bubbles!

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Come early for Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye programs everyday at 11.

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/ for more serious fun!

Program funded by the National Science Foundation through the Museum of Science. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482.

Dec
27
Thu
Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye
Dec 27 @ 11:00 am
Piggie and Elephant's Goodbye @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for daily storytime and meet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant everyday at 11. We’re celebrating the final days of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit, which flies away from Topeka on January 4, 2019.

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Stick around until the afternoon for Chemistry Craze programs everyday at 2.

Come in for your last chance to visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 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.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Chemistry Craze
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm
Chemistry Craze @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Come in from the cold for a Chemistry Craze at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29 with programs everyday at 2. Build a battery, move colors through chromatography, investigate the science of scents and make amazing sublimination bubbles!

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Come early for Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye programs everyday at 11.

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/ for more serious fun!

Program funded by the National Science Foundation through the Museum of Science. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482.

Dec
28
Fri
Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am
Piggie and Elephant's Goodbye @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us from Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28 for daily storytime and meet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant everyday at 11. We’re celebrating the final days of The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit, which flies away from Topeka on January 4, 2019.

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Stick around until the afternoon for Chemistry Craze programs everyday at 2.

Come in for your last chance to visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems at The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, open September 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. The exhibit brings to life all of Mo Willems’ most popular picture books and characters, including The Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie and Knuffle Bunny in a fun, interactive exhibit that’s full of laughs.

The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit is included in regular admission to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 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.

Learn more at https://kansasdiscovery.org/thepigeonexhibit/

Chemistry Craze
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm
Chemistry Craze @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Come in from the cold for a Chemistry Craze at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29 with programs everyday at 2. Build a battery, move colors through chromatography, investigate the science of scents and make amazing sublimination bubbles!

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Come early for Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye programs everyday at 11.

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/ for more serious fun!

Program funded by the National Science Foundation through the Museum of Science. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482.

Dec
29
Sat
Chemistry Craze
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm
Chemistry Craze @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Come in from the cold for a Chemistry Craze at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from Wednesday, December 26 to Saturday, December 29 with programs everyday at 2. Build a battery, move colors through chromatography, investigate the science of scents and make amazing sublimination bubbles!

From Wednesday, December 26 to Friday, December 28, your admission gets you even more fun with extended holiday hours from 9 to 5. Come early for Piggie and Elephant’s Goodbye programs everyday at 11.

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/ for more serious fun!

Program funded by the National Science Foundation through the Museum of Science. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DRL 1612482.

Dec
31
Mon
Special Event for New Year’s Eve
Dec 31 all-day
Special Event for New Year's Eve @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is open only for Noon Year’s Eve ticket-holders on New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31. Noon Year’s Eve will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The museum is not open for general admission on New Year’s Eve, and is closed on New Year’s Day. Please join us after the holiday from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4 for extended hours from 9 to 5 and lots of fun!

Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more information.

Noon Year’s Eve
Dec 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Noon Year's Eve @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Give your family a truly memorable experience at Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s famous Noon Year’s Eve! Ring in 2019 on Monday, December 31 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Hy-Vee, serious fun sensory play and the thrilling KCDC balloon drop at noon! Each child will receive a party kit and wonderful memories of their special new year celebration. It’s all the fun of New Year’s Eve, specially designed for young children.

Noon Year’s Eve is $17 for adults and children, $15 for KCDC members. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased online. Proceeds from Noon Year’s Eve fund special programs for children in need, to ensure rich, diverse museum experiences for every child.

Noon Year’s Eve also includes a morning of play at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus one of the last chances to see The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit, which closes on January 4, 2019. KCDC is open only for Noon Year’s Eve ticket-holders on December 31. The museum is not open for general admission on New Year’s Eve.

Learn more or buy tickets at https://kansasdiscovery.org/noonyearseve/

Jan
1
Tue
Closed for New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
Closed for New Year's Day @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is closed on Tuesday, January 1 for New Year’s Day. We wish all of our supporters a fun and festive holiday season. Please join us after the holiday from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4 for extended hours from 9 to 5 and lots of fun!

Visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/ for more information.