Hours and Admission


Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5

Thursday 9-8

Sunday 12-5

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Free Nights on Third Thursdays from 5-8

Special Hours

Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Open Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Closed the Friday following Labor Day for annual fundraiser.

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.


Admission Rates

Kids & Adults: $9.00

Seniors (65+): $8.00

Infants (under 12 months): FREE

Discovery Center 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

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



What will you discover?

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