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Address: 4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone Number:
+1 785-783-8300
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Since opening June 1st, 2011, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center has...

Since opening June 1st, 2011, the Kansas Children's Discovery Center has become a special place where children can explore, create, discover and learn through play. The Discovery Center engages children and families in Serious Fun through hands-on exhibits, camps, daily programs, field trips, birthdays, special events and other exciting learning opportunities throughout the year. The Discovery Center's 15,708 sq. ft. building is nestled within 4.5 wooded acres of Topeka's Gage Park, providing numerous opportunities for outdoor exploration and discovery. Guests of the Discovery Center can learn and play in a safe and fun educational environment.

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One of the Best Children's Museums in the US

I was very skeptical when I first visited with my daughter especially because of it's size, but we have been back time and time again and always love to visit (over 2 years now... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very skeptical when I first visited with my daughter especially because of it's size, but we have been back time and time again and always love to visit (over 2 years now). They add new activities and have events. My wife and I went to one of the adult events and it wasn't worth it, but the kid... More 

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Kansas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live 2 minutes from The Discovery Center. Our grandkids beg to go as often as possible. There are so many things for them to do both inside and out. There are activities for every age level ( including adults!)

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Topeka, Kansas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing like this in Topeka. What a great way to have your kids experience many different indoor and out door games and things. Do this for 1/2 a day then go over to the Zoo and round out the day.

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Topeka
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We live in Topeka KS and are lucky enough to have this wonderful playland for children of all ages. I took our 6 year old grandson this past week and he loves it there. He played inside and spent 2 hours alone with building blocks constructing an entire complex of building, bridges, walkways, train tracks.......what a great time he had.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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878 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The Kansas Children's Discovery Center offers a wide variety of informational and educational exhibits/activities and is a good place to spend some time with the kids during the cooler days.

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Saint Louis
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We are membership card holders. This is an investment worth the money. No matter what age range, there is something for everyone from crawlers, to walkers, to runners, and even young teens. At different times there are different theme weeks where you can dive into vast knowledge of other areas that aren't always available in the center. There is a... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This newer facility keeps changing and adding new things that kids of all ages will find enjoyable to visit with its hands on displays. There is literally something for everyone to do, but just not enough time in a visit to see and do everythig.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We have a membership to this children's museum. It is fantastic. If you have children under 10 I would totally bring them here. So much to do!

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My one and a half year old son LOVES spending time at the Discovery Center. There is always something new and developmentally appropriate for him. The outside area is great and the indoor area is cozy. Please be attentive to your own kids!

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Topeka
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I went twice this year, with two different grandchildren and they both loved it and look forward to going back. Each has similar places in their own cities but enjoyed this one as much or more.

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