Indoor Exhibits

Come play at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

ART

Mix primary colors and paint directly on windows in the art pavilion to experiment with color, rainbows and light.

ILLUMINATION STATION

Colorful lights, swirling colors and mirrors create exciting opportunities for scientific inquiry and experimentation.

CAREERS

Investigate body systems, assist animals, own a restaurant or car repair shop. Take turns being owner, employee and customer.

LIFT YOURSELF

Use a pulley system to lift your body from the floor. Test your strength and feel the power of simple machines at work.

RAMP RACING

Design your own magnetic raceway and send cars speeding down straightaways, over ramps and around curves.

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.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

Get money from the bank and take it to the grocery store for a shopping trip that helps teach math, language and budgeting.

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.

GROW (TODDLER)

Active toddlers keep busy in this special fenced-in area with a playhouse, climber and pretend play suited to growing imagination.

GRAIN

Use pulleys, augers, gears, conveyors and a group of friends to move grain through a marvelous machine.

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.

GO OUTSIDE

The Discovery Center is home to a 4.5 acre certified Nature Explore Classroom. Check out our outdoor exhibits.