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Address: 4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604-1959
Phone Number: +1 785-783-8300
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 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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Exceeded my expectations. Visited the center today and couldn't believe the size and how much there is to do here for kids. Also is a great place for adult events and parties.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Matt P
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Visited the center today and couldn't believe the size and how much there is to do here for kids. Also is a great place for adult events and parties.

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Thank Matt P
Topeka, Kansas
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320 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the Grandkids to the Discovery Center. Thought we would be about 30 minutes. The kids loved it and we were there almost 2 hours. They tried everything as kids do. IT was a learning experience, a fun outing ,and an activity all in one. If you have young kids or Grandkids, take them. Both you and them will be... More 

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Thank BillIBT
Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a great place for hands on fun and learning! The outside area is awesome. I love watching the imagination grow with the kids!

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Thank jensk311
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I brought my 5 (almost 6) year old cousin here a few days ago. We weren't sure at first if she was going to enjoy it but we ended staying for several hours. There were many areas for her to play in and the staff was very nice. She really enjoyed playing in the grain area and... More 

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Thank Jessica L
Topeka, Kansas
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my grandkids to the Discovery Center. My Grandson is seven and dry sight challenged. He LOVES this place. He had fun everywhere. It was educational and FUN.

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Thank jstrahan03
Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I have a 2 year old and a 9 year old and there is so much for both of them to do together and separately. They really enjoy the outdoor area where they can ride bikes and climb around in the tree house. My son just completed a Mud Run that was put on by the Discovery Center and had... More 

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Thank rldahlgren
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This was a fun place to take the kids and the whole family for that matter. If you need something to do in Topeka there's not a whole lot, except this place.

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Thank Dan W
Topeka
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Took our grandsons and niece age 1,5,10, Had a wonderful time! Lots of fun things to do inside and outside! Uncle Grandpa rode bicycles with the kids!

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Thank 698triciab
topeka, ks
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment, maybe not on the scale of larger city science centers, but a really nice place, well-done and the kids enjoy it. Great summer camps too. Great option in summer heat or winter cold to give the kids some interesting activities

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Thank engalu
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is always a hit with the grad-kids. Plenty of things to do and make. We enjoy playing with our grandchildren that are in elementary school We buy the annual tickets each year. Great place here in Topeka.

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Thank Jon S

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