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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
785.783.8300
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Ranked #3 of 23 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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Topeka, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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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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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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11 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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TOPEKA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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United States
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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
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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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