Certified “Nature Explore” Outdoor Classroom

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center has earned national recognition as a Certified Nature Explore Classroom from the Nature Explore program, which is a collaboration of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation.

Outdoor classrooms offer interactive elements such as musical instruments made of natural materials, garden or pathway areas, and natural materials for building and creating art. Research consistently shows that children who learn and grow in Nature Explore Classrooms exhibit enhanced concentration, develop creativity and problem solving techniques, manage stress in healthy ways and develop skills across the spectrum of academic and creative learning.

We love our outdoor area because it is simply SERIOUS OUTDOOR FUN! We have a treehouse, a zipline, a music garden, a stream and pond and trikes and bikes for all sizes, including adults!