Admission Access

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center is committed to access for every child. We strive to remove financial barriers that prevent play at our children’s museum. More than one in three Discovery Center admissions are free or donor subsidized. In 2023, we served nearly 50,000 visitors with free or reduced admission.

Museums for All

Any Kansas family that qualifies for state food assistance and is in possession of an EBT or WIC card can receive admission for up to four people for $3 each.

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Library Passes

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has Kansas Children's Discovery Center passes available for check-out via their website.

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Sliding Fee Scale Field Trips

Schools with a significant population of students receiving free or reduced cost lunches qualify for special field trip rates.

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Social Service Memberships

Accessible memberships and other partnerships for local nonprofit organizations serving children who are homeless, at-risk, or have experienced abuse or neglect.

Call (785) 783-8300 to learn more

Community Free Nights

Regular free nights open our doors to the full community, inviting every family to discover.

Free Night Schedule

Donated Passes

We believe sharing is an important part of play, and being a good community partner. The Discovery Center donates admission passes to nonprofit community events for fundraising auctions, door prizes and other purposes.

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Medical Warriors

Honors medically fragile children or those battling life-limiting illnesses who need private play time.

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Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Provides children who have an autism spectrum disorder with a safe, fun place to play.

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Play Free

Helps children with incarcerated caregivers get the love and support they need to heal.

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