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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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Stay out of the creek

I have been to the Discovery Center both as an educator and on a family outing. It was rather crowded when I was there with my great niece. She enjoyed all of the activities. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to the Discovery Center both as an educator and on a family outing. It was rather crowded when I was there with my great niece. She enjoyed all of the activities. I especially liked the float and sink demonstration and the boat craft as the children were taught a science lesson and were able to do hands... More 

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Topeka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Discovery Center is so much fun for your smaller children. There are so many different things to see and do and experience!! Something for every interest! It is a little pricey but it's worth it!

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Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have taken my grandchildren to the Discovery Center a number of times. They always love going there but I think my oldest two have aged out. The last time I took them they just didn't have that excitement. So, I would say 10 is a maximum age. Now my younger two had a blast, as the photos show. It... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've gone with our younger children several times. It is pretty pricey to buy one-time admission tickets, though, especially for a large family. Buying a year-long membership pays for itself in just a couple of trips. The Discovery Center is very well-maintained and clean despite having little kids run around inside it all day. Lots of good activities to keep... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is just a great place to take your kids from babies clear through grade school. Even adults enjoy it. Very innovative things to do indoors when weather is bad outside, but when weather is nice they have a great very large outdoor area with all kinds of fun things to do. And every time we go back they have... More 

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dallas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wasn't impressed with the entrance. But it improved quickly!they have a "building" center with real tools my 5 year old LOVED. They also had window painting and their outdoor area was equally as entertaining. Not bad Topeka.

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Topeka, Kansas
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My grandson and his friends loved this place. Great place for kids to play and explore things. It's right next door to the Topeka Zoo too.

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Topeka, Kansas
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144 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Near Gage Park, parking lot is off the street and ample number of spaces. Lots of activities for children to do on their own, or you can participate in any of them with your child/grandchild. This is a great place for grandparents to take their grandchildren for an afternoon of fun for both. Enjoy the activities inside the facility, then... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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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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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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Address: Address: 4400 SW 10th Ave, Located in Topeka's Gage Park, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone Number: +1 785-783-8300
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka

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