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Discover Bees!

Step into the world of bees in this special exhibit running July 9, 2021 - Sept. 5, 2021

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Events Calendar

Spotlight Events

Jul
31
Sat
Black and Yellow Art Studio
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black and Yellow Art Studio @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
1
Sun
Black and Yellow Art Studio
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Black and Yellow Art Studio @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
14
Sat
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
15
Sun
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
21
Sat
National Honeybee Day Celebration
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Honeybee Day Celebration @ The Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for National Honeybee Day on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center for a whole day of honeybee fun! Celebrate the Kansas state insect with honey slime, prairie tours, pretend bee launches and more!

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021. 

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

 

Aug
25
Wed
Community Kindness Week
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day
Community Kindness Week @ The Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center during Community Kindness Week from August 25 to August 29 to participate in a community art project. Create paper flowers to add to the communal pollinator garden mural and see how it changes! Choose a way you can Bee Kind on our special kindness wall.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021. 

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

 

All Upcoming Events

Jul
31
Sat
Black and Yellow Art Studio
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black and Yellow Art Studio @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
1
Sun
Black and Yellow Art Studio
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Black and Yellow Art Studio @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees use their distinctive black and yellow stripes to send a message to would-be predators: “Watch out! I sting!” What will you use bee colors to communicate? Create bee-autiful art using black and yellow materials during the black and yellow art studio on Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
14
Sat
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
15
Sun
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Engineer a Hive with Fort Boards @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Bees are amazing engineers, building uniquely shaped cells to create a sturdy hive. Use your engineering skills to design a hive big enough for your whole colony using Fort Boards on Saturday, August 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021.

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

Aug
21
Sat
National Honeybee Day Celebration
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Honeybee Day Celebration @ The Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us for National Honeybee Day on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center for a whole day of honeybee fun! Celebrate the Kansas state insect with honey slime, prairie tours, pretend bee launches and more!

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021. 

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!

 

Aug
25
Wed
Community Kindness Week
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day
Community Kindness Week @ The Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join us at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center during Community Kindness Week from August 25 to August 29 to participate in a community art project. Create paper flowers to add to the communal pollinator garden mural and see how it changes! Choose a way you can Bee Kind on our special kindness wall.

This program is offered as part of Discover Bees, a new exhibit where families can step into the world of bees! Explore a hollow tree bee habitat, operate a honey stand, pollinate flowers, run an entomology lab and get all the buzz about the critical role of pollinators in the Kansas environment and economy. Explore real pollinator habitats outdoors in the Discovery Center’s tallgrass prairie, monarch waystation, and pollinator garden. This special exhibit created by the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center will be open July 9 to September 5, 2021. 

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, plus a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  Check out https://kansasdiscovery.org/events for more serious fun!