Hours and Admission


Outdoor Classroom OPEN

Indoor Exhibits CLOSED

Open daily for timed, ticketed entry

Advance tickets are required

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Admission Rates

Kids & Adults: $9.00

Seniors (65+): $8.00

Infants (under 12 months): FREE

KCDC Members: FREE

personal checks not accepted


Association of Children's Museums (ACM) reciprocal members: 50% off

Museums for All rate (with EBT or WIC card): $3.00

Kansas Gas Service Military Discount (with ID): 10% off

Day of Play Discount: $1 off admission with same-day paid admission to the Topeka Zoo

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Discovery Shop

The Kansas Children's Discovery Center Discovery Shop is open during all normal operating hours and most special events. Admission is not required to shop at the Discovery Shop. Adults are able to shop without being accompanied by a child.

No firearms allowed at this facility sign.
The open carrying of firearms in this building is prohibited


The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is home to over 15,000 square feet of indoor exhibits exploring science, careers, art, building and more, plus 4.5 acres of Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom. 

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Events and Programs

Check out upcoming events and programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will the kids have fun? A: Yes!

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