Free Family Fun Nights at the Discovery Center

Join us for Free Family Fun Nights at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center on third Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.! Come explore the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, a special place where children can create, discover and learn through play. Free admission nights are sponsored by generous local businesses committed to helped local families access high-quality play experiences.

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights

Dec
15
Thu
Advisors Excel Free Family Fun Night
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 15. Free admission generously sponsored by our partners at Advisors Excel for everyone, as capacity allows. Play 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, a 4.5-acre certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, and special space for babies and toddlers to explore.

Free night is also an opportunity to explore 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!

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

Free Night Library Storytime: Snowy Day
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Free Night Library Storytime: Snowy Day @ Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Join our friends at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for a special storytime on Thursday, December 15 at 6 p.m. We’ll be reading the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats 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 Snowy Day section of Storyland, children enter to Peter’s wintry world where a young boy explores his neighborhood after a fresh snowfall. Have the opportunity to build print and sound awareness as you build a snowperson, and explore wintry sounds and words. Follow Peter’s footprints through the urban snowscape, manipulate icicles, bells, and chimes; build snow people, and more.

Since this event takes place on free night, there is no admission to attend. Free Family Fun Nights are on the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Join us to play in 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/freenights for a full schedule of free nights.

2022 Free Family Fun Night Schedule

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Reser's
  • Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Evergy
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by CoreFirst Bank & Trust
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Evergy
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by CoreFirst Bank & Trust
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 5 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Advisors Excel