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Kenya’s Kids

Discover what life is like for children in Kenya today | Sept 13, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020

  • Families can discover what life is like for children in Kenya today, a country both technologically-advanced and filled with longtime traditions.
  • As they travel through five immersive environments, children can compare the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in the East African country of Kenya.
  • Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a rural home as they learn about water conservation and use a beautiful Khanga cloth to carry a baby on their back or dress as a Maasai, one of 43 ethnic groups in Kenya.
  • At the school, children can learn Swahili using touchscreen notebooks just like students in Kenya.
  • Visitors can also convert dollars to shillings and “shop” in an outdoor market and at a duka, tiny shops found throughout Kenya, as they learn about the country’s advanced phone-based financial system called M-Pesa.
  • At the national reserve, children can become a ranger and drive a safari vehicle. They can also become a keeper at an elephant orphanage that cares for abandoned baby animals and learn about animal conservation.
  • Visitors will marvel at life-size sculptures of native African animals, created by local artisans in Nairobi, integrated into the exhibit. Using tablets to snap photos of the animal sculptures, an augmented reality experience triggers a 3-Dimensional rendered image of the animal in its habitat to help visitors learn more about the species.

Kenya's Kids Programs

Oct 1 – Oct 20 all-day Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Kansas Children's Discovery Center