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. Our Outdoor Classroom is 4.5 acres of serious fun!

Nature Explore Outdoor Classrooms offer interactive elements such as musical instruments made of natural materials, garden and 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.

OUTSIDE

BIKES AND TRIKES

ROCK CLIMB

LAKE AND POND

ART

TREEHOUSE

MUSIC GARDEN

ZIPLINE

THE "BEACH"

GO INSIDE

KCDC has nine permanent indoor exhibits in 15,708 square feet of serious fun. Check out our indoor exhibits.