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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

4400 SW 10th Ave, Located in Topeka's Gage Park, Topeka, KS 66604
+1 785-783-8300
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Amusement
Owner description: The Kansas Children's Discovery Center is a place of discovery and exploration. Children learn best...
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Type: Children's Museums, Amusement
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.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Manhattan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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