Discovery Kindergarten



Discovery Kindergarten is a free, fun resource for all incoming kindergarten students, attending any school, provided by the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.



Camp Kindergarten helps get kids ready for school! Children and their caregivers come to the Discovery Center when the facility is normally closed for a special educational playtime and chance to explore a simulated classroom with teachers. Sessions are typically held in June with dates announced and registration opening in the spring. Virtual versions of Camp Kindergarten were recorded in 2020 and are available online.


2022 dates

  • Monday, June 13
  • Monday, June 20
  • Monday, June 27
  • Monday, July 11 (Spanish speaking teachers will be present)

Each event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Click here to register for Camp Kindergarten 2022: Camp K Registration

The Discovery Kindergarten Fair is a communitywide celebration of all things kindergarten! The Discovery Center opens with free admission and dozens of community partners on hand to offer activities, learning resources, health screenings and more! A real school bus helps kids prepare for bus-riding, and the full museum is open for play. The fair is typically held at the end of July with the date announced and registration opening in the spring.



Discovery Kindergarten Fair

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 25

Where: Kansas Children's Discovery Center, 4400 S.W. 10th Ave, Topeka KS 66604

Click here to register for Discovery Kindergarten Fair 2022: Discovery Kindergarten Fair Registration



The Discovery Center thanks the following community partners for their support of Discovery Kindergarten. Students from all area districts are welcome.