Frequently Asked Questions

Planning to visit the Kansas Children's Discovery Center? View this video to learn more about our exhibits and what to expect on your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What age of child would enjoy a visit to KCDC?
The museum is designed to be entertaining and educational for all ages, but we find children between birth and 11 particularly enjoy their visits to KCDC, with older children especially enjoying the outdoor exhibits.

How long should we plan to visit?
We recommend planning at least a two-hour visit. Kids will want to stay all day!

Do special programs or activities cost extra?
All exhibits, programs and activities are included with the cost of admission. We do host a few annual fundraisers at additional cost, which are advertised in advance. 

May I visit without children?
For the safety of our visitors, we require all adults to be accompanied by a child 16 or younger, and all children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 16. We welcome individual adults or groups who would like to see our museum for scheduled tours. Contact us to schedule a tour.

Is there food sold at the museum?
Vending machines are located in the KCDC café area.

Can we bring in our own food or drinks?
Visitors are welcome to bring in food and drinks to be enjoyed in the café or outdoors on picnic tables. Food is not allowed in the exhibit area.

Are there places for babies to play?
We offer a special infant area just for pre-walkers, allowing them to explore age-appropriate toys and watch the big kids play in a safe, clean environment. Even babies who are not crawling enjoy this space.

Are there facilities for breastfeeding, pumping or bottle-feeding infants?
Breastfeeding is welcome anywhere in our facility. The infant area offers comfortable seating and positioning pillows for nursing mothers. Private space for pumping and a microwave for bottle preparation are available upon request. During your visit, please let our staff know if there is anything we can do to make feeding your baby easier.

How do you clean the facility?
KCDC follows recommended cleaning practices for children’s museums. Exhibits are disinfected nightly. Toys are rotated, cleaned and regularly inspected to ensure they are in safe condition. We use special cleaning procedures for our Medical Warriors.

Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are welcome and there is typically ample room for them. However, we recommend they be left in the car during busy times.

Where do I park?
KCDC has ample, free parking directly in front of the museum, including handicap parking.

Is there a lost and found?
Lost and found is located at the front desk. KCDC cannot be responsible for items left behind at the museum.

How is KCDC funded?
Admissions and memberships support the bulk of museum operations. Donations from individuals and businesses allow KCDC to offer new exhibits and special programs. The museum is a nonprofit organization, is not publicly funded and relies on the generous support of our community to inspire a lifelong love of learning for every child.