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Nov
1
Thu
Thank-O-Rama!
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day
Thank-O-Rama! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Share thankfulness all month long in The Pigeon Comes to Topeka! A Mo Willems Exhibit at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. Make a card for a veteran November 1st through 11th for volunteers to deliver to local veterans on Veterans Day. All month, design an extraordinary personalized thank you to give to someone special.

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.

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

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
20
Tue
Thank-o-Rama! Messages
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thank-o-Rama! Messages @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Who inspires and encourages you? Share your unique thank you message on our giant frame wall on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21 from 9 to 3.

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.

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

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.

Thank-o-Rama! Messages
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thank-o-Rama! Messages @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Who inspires and encourages you? Share your unique thank you message on our giant frame wall on Tuesday, November 20 and Wednesday, November 21 from 9 to 3.

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.

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

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.

Nov
28
Wed
Happy Birthday, Duckling!
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm
Happy Birthday, Duckling! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us in making party hats and confetti poppers to celebrate Mo Willem’s beloved character, Duckling, on Wednesday, November 28 at 1! Use your imagination to play with all sorts of colors, shapes, and patterns!

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.

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

Nov
30
Fri
Duckling’s Yellow Day
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am
Duckling's Yellow Day @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wear yellow, Duckling’s favorite color, and make play dough cookies, Duckling’s favorite snack, to celebrate Mo Willem’s beloved character, Duckling, on Friday, November 30 at 11 and 2!

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.

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

Duckling’s Yellow Day
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm
Duckling's Yellow Day @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Wear yellow, Duckling’s favorite color, and make play dough cookies, Duckling’s favorite snack, to celebrate Mo Willem’s beloved character, Duckling, on Friday, November 30 at 11 and 2!

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.

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

Dec
7
Fri
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for two days of Mo Willems-themed fun on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. At 11 on both days, create character bookmarks to get ready for a winter of reading! At 2 on both days, we’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and create elephant trunks from recycled materials.

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 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/

Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for two days of Mo Willems-themed fun on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. At 11 on both days, create character bookmarks to get ready for a winter of reading! At 2 on both days, we’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and create elephant trunks from recycled materials.

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 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/

Dec
8
Sat
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for two days of Mo Willems-themed fun on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. At 11 on both days, create character bookmarks to get ready for a winter of reading! At 2 on both days, we’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and create elephant trunks from recycled materials.

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 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/

Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm
Make a Bookmark and Build a Trunk @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for two days of Mo Willems-themed fun on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center. At 11 on both days, create character bookmarks to get ready for a winter of reading! At 2 on both days, we’ll read I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems and create elephant trunks from recycled materials.

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 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/

Dec
22
Sat
Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am
Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us for a special storytime and meet and greet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, December 22 at 11 and 2 sponsored by Visit Topeka. 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.

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/

Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm
Piggie and Elephant Meet and Greet @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center | Topeka | Kansas | United States

Join us for a special storytime and meet and greet with Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center on Saturday, December 22 at 11 and 2 sponsored by Visit Topeka. 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.

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/

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/

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/

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/