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Serious Fun!

Fun exhibits designed to stimulate imagination and encourage creativity. Learn more about what's here.

Thorough Cleaning

Thorough sanitizing before your visit using our aqueous ozone device or appropriate medical-grade cleansers. Learn more about our infection control procedures.

Support What Matters

Your admission supports your community nonprofit children's museum as we work to serve the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

As of May 5, 2021, we are allowing general admission, no advance registration is required. 


Are masks required?
Yes. Masks covering the mouth and nose are required inside the Discovery Center for visitors age 2 and up in alignment with guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We understand that some guests may be unable to utilize face masks and we offer reasonable accommodation by allowing the use of an approved clear face shield. Mask policies will be strictly enforced by Discovery Center staff for the safety of your guests, our staff, and the community. We will instruct visitors who do not follow these requirements to leave the museum.

How else are you reducing risk?
See our infection control procedures for more information about how we clean. The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center cares deeply about its employees and visitors and is taking new measures that focus on health and safety in response to COVID-19. Our goal is to reduce the risks to you, other visitors, and our staff. Nonetheless, COVID-19 is very contagious and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public environment where people are present. Those visiting the museum do so at their own risk of exposure.

May I drop my children off for playtime? May I visit without children?
For the safety of our visitors, we require all adults to be accompanied by a child 16 or younger, and all children to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver 16 or over.

What happened to my 2020 membership?
The Discovery Center was fully closed for four months in 2020, and members had the option to request their memberships be extended to cover that time. After July, members could use their memberships to play outdoors. Many members chose to donate closure membership days back to the museum to help sustain the nonprofit organization and fund reopen expenses. These gifts allowed us to reopen.

My gift certificate or daily admission passes expired in 2020, may I still use them?
Yes. All gift certificates and daily admission passes expiring in 2020 will continue to be honored throughout 2021.

May we bring our own food and drinks?
Yes, you may bring your own food and drinks. Eating is only permitted outdoors while seated at a table. The Discovery Center is a smoke and alcohol free facility. Snacks and drinks are sold at the front desk.

Are private rentals also available?
Yes. Private indoor and outdoor rentals are available.