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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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Great place for kids to play and explore

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Topeka, Kansas
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dallas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
55 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 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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