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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
785.783.8300
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best by "doing" in a hands-on environment. The primary... more » Owner description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best by "doing" in a hands-on environment. The primary focus of the Discovery Center's colorful exhibit areas is education. « less
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Manhattan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when I pulled up to the building. Not that it was run down or anything but it didn't have the usual "bells and whistles". Once we were inside it was non stop fun! My 18-month had a blast. We were there for about 4-hrs. His favorite part was playing in the stream with the rubber... More

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missouri
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26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Your kids will get lost in the thrill of this place. It isn't huge but it will capture their attention for hours and they will beg to come back again and again. The outdoor area is top notch.

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TOPEKA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is a Mecca for kids. There are a ton of things for them to do both inside and outside. I particularly loved riding the big trikes around the outside path.

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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have been all over the world to various children's museums and this might be our favorite for children 8 and under. It's not the biggest, fanciest, or most expensive. But the outdoor components (pedal go-kart track with karts for adults, too? yes!) and the indoor "grain" machine as well as the glass house, friendly staff, and policy that you... More

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KansasDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write a review about your visit. We are so happy that your family had a wonderful time while visiting the Discovery Center. Your feedback helps us ensure that we are providing a high quality, fun experience for our visitors. We hope that the next time you and your family... More

Topeka, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My nieces and nephews (ranging in age from 18 months-12) absolutely love the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. They each have their favorite exhibit, but they all think the outdoor learning area is the place to be. It has been fun watching as the space has changed and grown in such a short time. There are so many different options that... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Discovery Center is a wonderful place for both kids and adults to interact. The indoor area is teaming with fun and educational things to do. The outdoor area is TREMENDOUS... beautiful wooded area with paths, treehouse, bikes/trikes, Asian water garden, and MORE. We have been to a number of Children's Museums/Discovery Centers throughout the US and the Kansas Children's... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My girls ages 8 and 5 love going to the Discovery Center. It seems like there are constantly changing activities out to keep it interesting and even adding new areas to improve the already awesome atmosphere. Definitely need to get a family pass for the year as it is expensive per entry.

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KansasDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do our best to keep things new and exciting, while still having fan favorites. So you know, this summer we will install an Outdoor Music Garden & a Rock Climbing Wall. We are also starting adults-only nights, Science Night Live, they are the second Friday of the month. If you have ideas for new... More

Junction City, Kansas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Not enough to do compared to the price I had to pay for a family of 5 (2-adult). I can see the back of the room from the front desk,which wasnt far at all. I can't believe my 2 year old had to pay adult price, my 2 year old hardly played with most of the items. I think the... More

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KansasDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this review

Mimi, Thank you for your comment, we appreciate your feedback. I am sorry that your experience wasn't what you had hoped. We always strive to make sure that families and children have a great time and look forward to coming again. Regarding pricing, with children's museums it is standard for children and adults admission to be the same. Your thoughts... More

Hutchinson, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

They had areas for kids of all ages to play and enjoy from very little ones to older kids. The outside play area is AMAZING too! The staff was great and it is a very clean place. We loved it.

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KansasDiscovery, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment. We appreciate your feedback, and glad you & your family had a fun time. The next time you're back in Topeka, we hope that you come visit us again. We always want to continue to move the bar higher, tell us your ideas on how we can better your next visit. THANK YOU! More

Oxford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our kids had a blast here and would love to go back. When we pulled up, we were geared for disappointment because it seemed so small. We were shocked how much they offered and how much fun the kids had.

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