Hours and Admission

School Year Hours

Labor Day - Memorial Day

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Summer Hours

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Open Some Holidays

Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 AM - 5 PM

Open Memorial Day: 10 AM - 5 PM

Open Labor Day: 10 AM - 5 PM

Open some Mondays, check upcoming events for special hours


New Years Day
Independence Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

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

Read more about how we make admission accessible to every child


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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