Come play at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Mix primary colors and paint directly on windows in the art pavilion to experiment with color, rainbows and light. more
Colorful lights, swirling colors and mirrors create exciting opportunities for scientific inquiry and experimentation. more
Investigate body systems, assist animals, own a restaurant or car repair shop. Take turns being owner, employee and customer. more
Use a pulley system to lift your body from the floor. Test your strength and feel the power of simple machines at work. more
Design your own magnetic raceway and send cars speeding down straightaways, over ramps and around curves. more
TOP CITY BUILD
Build your own additions to Topeka with small and giant plastic bricks. Create a new and improved Top City from your imagination. more
Get money from the bank and take it to our pint-sized grocery store for a play experience that helps children pick up math, language and budgeting. more
INFANT SENSORY GARDEN
Padded floors create a safe area for pre-walkers to explore color, texture and mirrors as they crawl, explore and pull to stand. more
Active toddlers keep busy in this special fenced-in area with a playhouse, climber and pretend play suited to growing imagination. more
Use pulleys, augers, gears, conveyors and a group of friends to move grain through a marvelous machine. more
LEARNING AROUND EVERY CORNER
There’s more to explore across 15,000 square feet of indoor play space. Play a game, build a tower, or sell some lemonade.
The Discovery Center is home to a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Classroom. Check out our outdoor exhibits.