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Jul
18
Thu
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night
Jul 18 @ 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, July 18 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.

Jul
20
Sat
Discovery Space: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Discovery Space: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on Saturday, July 20, and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is celebrating with a whole day of lunar learning and celebration! At 10:30 AM, walk on eggy moon rocks on a science spacewalk, at 11:30 AM, make moon ooze, at 1:30 PM, complete a moon mission obstacle course, and at 2:30 PM, work together to create a giant clay moon! This program is a part of Discovery Space, an out-of-this-world exhibit where you can climb aboard a rocket ship, contact mission control, dress up for a space race and learn about the science of space at the Discovery Center through August 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!

Jul
28
Sun
Discovery Kindergarten Fair
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discovery Kindergarten Fair @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Incoming kindergarten students! Join us at the Discovery Kindergarten Fair on Sunday, July 28 from 1-4 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Discovery Kindergarten Fair is a fun-filled free event to connect incoming kindergarteners and caregivers with resources to get them ready for school. Free and open to all incoming kindergarten students and their families, kids will learn about riding the bus and what to expect in the classroom. Health screenings will be available and representatives from community organizations will be on-hand to offer resources and answer questions. Registrants will get a free book from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

The fair is only a part of the fun! Join us for Camp Kindergarten sessions every Saturday in June. Learn more or register at https://kansasdiscovery.org/kindergarten/ or (785) 783-8300.

Discovery Kindergarten Fair is offered free with generous support from Together Topeka, Security Benefit, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and local school districts. Starting school is a milestone in the life of every child, yet in Shawnee County, more than 1,300 children have not had the opportunity for a formal preschool experience. As part of a community-wide goal of having every child ready for school by the age of five, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is inviting incoming kindergarteners alongside parents, caregivers and community organizations that support children and their families as they prepare to launch into school at Discovery Kindergarten.

Aug
15
Thu
Hy-Vee Free Family Fun Night
Aug 15 @ 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, August 15 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 Hy-Vee!

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