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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

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Address: 4400 SW 10th Ave, Located in Topeka's Gage Park, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone Number: +1 785-783-8300
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Description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and...
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.
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my grand kids favorite activity

A great place for the little kids to burn off some energy and learn something. Even if the weather is bad. Inside or outside the kids love it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place for the little kids to burn off some energy and learn something. Even if the weather is bad. Inside or outside the kids love it.

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Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When you go in it looks like there is not a lot to do. Grandkids love it they found tons to do. We have been 3 times . Each time we we have been we stayed 2 to 3 hours.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

There were so many fun things to play and learn. I love that there is an outdoor area in addition to the indoor part. Outside the kids could ride the bikes, play in the music garden, and climb on the obstacle course near the tree house. There was also disc golf and huge chess pieces. Indoors there were so many... More 

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Wakarusa, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a wonderful way to teach children, without them realizing it! From the time you walk through the honeycomb foyer there is a sense of awe on the children's faces. They'll stay busy in the Cafe, doctor's office, Veternarian's office and mechanic's garage. Or, you might find them sawing and hammering away in the Build area, painting on the walls... More 

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Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We took 3 grandchildren ages 4-9 and they each found things to do that they enjoyed. All of them enjoyed the painting on glass and the large outdoor area to explore. The staff really does a good job of keeping things picked up and ready for the next child to enjoy.

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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great place for all ages of kids. My 10 year old has been to almost every day camp they have had and is always excited for the next one. The inside area is a little smaller then some we've been to but we have not seen others with outside play areas that are included in the admission... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

4 year old daughter loved it! Inside and outside things to do. Bikes to ride and water things to explore outside. Cars, gears, paint, conveyors and pulleys to explore inside.

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is better than the Children's center in Denver! so much to do there. My granddaughter especially liked the hand/finger painting booth.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our two girls, ages 7 and 2, loved it! There was so much to do and explore. The outside area was a hit as well. Allow at least a couple of hours to really delve into this place. If we lived closer, we would definitely be here often.

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a children's museum for kids through 14 years old. Dress up, science activities, painting, workshop to build things, and a toddler area. Outside is the nature area with paths. We buy the year round pass for grandparents.

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