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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1959
+1 785-783-8300
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One of our favorite places

There are so many fun activities to do for kids here! We've been going for a year and its been so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda S
Boys enjoyed

Our trip to Topeka was completed with a trip to the Discovery center. We loved the learning... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
wyatted12
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Salina, Kansas
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Since opening June 1st, 2011, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center has become a special place where children can explore, create, discover and learn through play. The Discovery Center engages children and families in Serious Fun through hands-on...more
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Hours Today: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1959
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+1 785-783-8300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many fun activities to do for kids here! We've been going for a year and its been so fun to watch my son grow and learn with all of the different areas they have.

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, Amanda! It's so fun for us to watch kids grow and learn here. We appreciate your kind words and support.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Our trip to Topeka was completed with a trip to the Discovery center. We loved the learning experience.

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad the boys enjoyed their time at KCDC as a part of your Topeka trip. Come visit us again, soon!

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We, as grandparents, had 4 grandkids from 2 to 12 years old to keep entertained for 4 hours. The activities here made that no issue! The activities are very different than the usual playthings you expect! Very creative and inspirational activities both indoors and out....More

Thank Ed H
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Ed! I'm so glad the grand kids enjoyed their time at KCDC, I hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

My 8 year old daughter loved this place! We come from a larger town than Topeka, so our museums are bigger, but the small size of this place was deceiving! There was so much to do here and she had such a good time playing...More

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a fun day she had! Thanks for the great review and kind words. I hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

I took my five year old grandson to the Kansas Children's Discovery Center for the first time last week. What great fun we had together learning so many fun things. The first thing my grandson wanted to do was to build a tank in the...More

Thank TheBoysGrandma
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words. I'm thrilled to read about the fun day your grandson had, and that he got to build just like big brother, what a sweet story! I hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is a children's wonderland All the children there were obviously having a great time. There is so much for them to do. This is the first time I've seen the outdoor area and I wasn't disappointed. This is a really great place to...More

Thank Lorrie B
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Lorrie! I hope you visit again soon!

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

My first experience with a place like this was the Children's Museum in Denver, over 7 or so years ago, and our family loved it. So...when I learned Topeka would be getting the Children's Discovery Center we were THRILLED. It opened six years ago and...More

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Melissa! I truly value the support members like you give to the museum. You should know that your membership helps us fund new exhibits and programs. We'll see you and the kids soon!

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

I had participated in the Kansas Children's Discovery Center's rappelling event called Discover The Edge. It was a fundraiser that was held in September 2015 and 2016. We had raised monies to rappel off The Westar Bldg, 13 stories high. It was exciting to "go...More

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear you loved your experience at Discover The Edge! Fundraisers help us support new programs, exhibits and KCDC Cares programs to make the museum accessible for every child. Your support truly makes a difference. It sounds like you've had a positive...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

I've been going to KCDC for nearly 7 years now and the more I go, the more I appreciate the depth of what they do. Not only is the place accessible and acceptable for babies, toddlers and big kids, but it's also accessible for kids...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Jennifer! We work hard to make the museum accessible and it feels really wonderful to see you've noticed those efforts! We'll see you and the kids soon!

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I am at the age where my children are grown and I do not yet have grandchildren. However I recently had the opportunity to visit the Discovery Center while on business and was completely impressed! There are things there to spark the imagination of any...More

Thank Steven C
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Steven! I love how you noticed how our museum encourages touch and play. We hope you come visit again soon!

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Jenna20142014
December 15, 2015|
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Response from KCDC4400 | Property representative |
KCDC is fun for all ages! We have activities for infants through adults! Toddlers and children through 6th grade especially enjoy our exhibits!
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Anna W
June 30, 2015|
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Response from KCDC4400 | Property representative |
The admission rate is $7.75 and it's located in Gage Park.
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