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Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites

Stories come to life! Sept. 30, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2021

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Events Calendar

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Spotlight Events

Sep
30
Fri
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Step into the pages of beloved children’s books and enter a world of early literacy adventures! Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Designed for children and adults to play together, Storyland engages visitors in storylines and literacy activities that lead them to discover that it’s never too early to develop a love of reading.

Join us for the grand opening of this nationally traveling exhibit on Friday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 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 more than 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.

Nov
25
Fri
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come play on Black Friday, November 25 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a special storytime with the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., brought to you from our friends from Kansas Ballet.

On Black Friday, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a member on Friday, November 25 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.

Visitors on Black Friday can also visit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a special exhibit at the Discovery Center through January 2, 2023. Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Regular admission applies. 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, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairy! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Come play on Black Friday, November 25 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a special storytime with the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., brought to you from our friends from Kansas Ballet.

On Black Friday, all new memberships and renewals are 10% off. Become a member on Friday, November 25 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.

Visitors on Black Friday can also visit Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a special exhibit at the Discovery Center through January 2, 2023. Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Regular admission applies. 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, special space for babies and toddlers, and a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.

Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events-at-kcdc/ for more serious fun!

Winter Fun in Top City

All Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Thu
OPEN 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Sep
30
Fri
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Step into the pages of beloved children’s books and enter a world of early literacy adventures! Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Designed for children and adults to play together, Storyland engages visitors in storylines and literacy activities that lead them to discover that it’s never too early to develop a love of reading.

Join us for the grand opening of this nationally traveling exhibit on Friday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 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 more than 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.

Fresh Air Fridays
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fresh Air Fridays @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Fresh Air Fridays are outdoor fun in every season to get children exploring and learning! Programs start every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

Regular admission applies, which is $9 for children and adults, $8 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, a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore.

Oct
1
Sat
OPEN 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
OPEN 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Oct
2
Sun
OPEN 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OPEN 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Oct
3
Mon
Closed
Oct 3 all-day
Closed @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Oct
4
Tue
Closed
Oct 4 all-day
Closed @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

For full hours and admission information visit https://kansasdiscovery.org/plan-a-visit/hours-and-admission/

Member’s Only Night!
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Member's Only Night! @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center members support our community’s nonprofit children’s museum, allowing the museum to expand exhibits, create educational programs and increase access for all children. To show our appreciation for Discovery Center members, we will open on Tuesday, October 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a members-only play time! Learn more about memberships at https://kansasdiscovery.org/support/membership/ 

Oct
5
Wed
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story Celebration Week
Oct 5 – Oct 14 all-day
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Story Celebration Week @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Meet us at the top of the coconut tree October 5-14 at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! On Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. we’ll be celebrating Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. as part of Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, a special exhibit at the Discovery Center through January 2, 2023. Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books. In the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom section of the exhibit, children can explore the alphabet and letter and sound awareness while navigating three tropical islands featured in this classic children’s book. Families will also enjoy creating rhythms with steel drums while playing along with the rhythm of the story. Kids can sort and match uppercase and lowercase letters, climb and play amongst giant letter sculptures, and more.

Regular admission applies. Admission also lets you play all day at the Discovery Center with over 15,000 square feet of indoor educational exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and special space for babies and toddlers to explore. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events/ for more serious fun!