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Mar
22
Fri
Party with Potter Night: A Grown-Up Benefit for the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Party with Potter Night: A Grown-Up Benefit for the Kansas Children's Discovery Center @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

A strange gathering of wizards is taking place at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 in the evening.

Attendees mingle with famous wizards and will be sorted into houses to earn House Cup points throughout the evening. Wizards may watch for flying keys, find lost socks for Dobby, stop by the Steam Engine’s Butter Beer Brewery, create a wand at Ollivander’s Wand Shop, engage in a Quidditch match and test their knowledge in Harry Potter Trivia. A fan art silent auction offers unique Harry Potter items not seen outside Diagon Alley. Magical creatures from the Sunset Zoo will be on hand to greet the wizards. The best Harry Potter character costumes will earn points and glory for their houses. Dinner and cash bar provide by Hy-Vee, magical grocers.

Admission is $30 for this gathering with all proceeds benefiting the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center to support museum experiences for every child. Must be 21 or over to attend. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased at https://kansasdiscovery.org/hogwarts/.

Small wizards who are under 21 and not able to attend this gathering may enjoy Wonderful Wizarding Spring Break programming from March 8 to 17. Conjure up a full list of those activities at https://kansasdiscovery.org/springbreak/.

Apr
7
Sun
Richard Maxfield Memorial Free Family Concert
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Richard Maxfield Memorial Free Family Concert @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in partnership with the Topeka Chapter of KSAEYC on Sunday, April 7 from 5 PM to 7 PM for a free outdoor community fair, concert and playtime for all ages to kick off the Week of the Young Child. This event honors the memory of community philanthropist and children’s advocate Richard Maxfield with live music that kids and adults will want to dance to, including the Topeka High School Drumline, Singing Sarah and Tom Marten. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening of music exploration and play for the whole family. Learn more about the Kansas Association for Young Children and the Week of the Young Child at www.ksaeyc.net. For full event information, visit www.kansasdiscovery.org/freeconcert

Apr
18
Thu
Sunflower Health Plan Free Family Fun Night
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunflower Health Plan Free Family Fun Night @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for Sunflower Health Plan 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 atSunflower Health Plan!

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

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.

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.