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Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Especially great for a rainy or hot day

We came on a day when it was very hot out. We took our 1 1/2 yo and there was plenty for her to do... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
michellecunz
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Fort Riley, Kansas
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Fun place!

Fun and engaging place for kids of all ages to play, imagine, and learn. Great inside and outdoor... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
marcie_log
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Emporia, Kansas
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We came on a day when it was very hot out. We took our 1 1/2 yo and there was plenty for her to do and play with. She loved the window painting as well as the toddler play space. There is a great play space outside that we checked out but it was a little too hot to really enjoy. Overall great children’s space that is also close to the zoo and a great park.

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LauraB14553, Guest Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Hi Michelle, thank you so much for your kind words and five star review! We’re thrilled to hear your daughter had a fun day and hope you come see us again, soon!

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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Fun and engaging place for kids of all ages to play, imagine, and learn. Great inside and outdoor activities! Our year old can't wait to go back!

Thank marcie_log
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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words and great rating, Marcie! We'll look forward to seeing you on another visit, soon.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Took our 18 month grand daughter one afternoon to kill a little time. I have to confess that I thought it would be boring, but boy was I surprised. There was a ton of stuff for her to do. We spent 2 hours there and we kinda had to drag her out. This is a real Gem for Topeka, so proud that we have it here.

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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you so much for the five star rating and kind words! We agree KCDC is a gem for our community. Come back for a visit, soon!

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

I took my 3 year old Grand son and 11 year old Grand daughter. There was plenty to keep both of them busy and having loads of fun the whole time there which was about 3 hours. They it set up with so much to do and they learn so much and don't even know there learning which is a big plus.

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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad your grandchildren had a fun day of learning and play. We'd love to know what we could do to earn five stars next time!

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Reviewed July 27, 2018

I have taken my 4-year-old godson to many similar attractions in several states, but the Kansas Children's Discovery Center is by far the best. He loves it, and so do I! Lots of fun and educational indoor and outdoor activities for children at least up to the age of 12. We can easily spend three hours here or more. As an adult, I still enjoy many of the activities as well. Anyone in Topeka looking for a great experience for their children should certainly put the Discovery Center at the top of the things-to-do list.

Thank Joy H
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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Joy, thank you so much for the fabulous review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences here and look forward to having you and your godson for another visit, soon.

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

A rather new addition to Topeka is the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. It has many "hands on" fun learning experiences for young children. Examples include working on a car, learning about woodworking, anatomy, wheat, vacuums. There are outside exhibits and activities also, among which is riding on a tricycle. There is an admission charge.

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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi Norma, thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. We're glad to see you noticed the variety of exhibits we have here. We look forward to having you back for another visit soon!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Very good, fun & educational activities for young children. Entertainment for adults is the delight you see in the children and their reactions to the activities, both indoor & out.

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Laura B, Public Relations Manager at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and four star rating! Please come back soon for another visit, and we'd love to know what we can do to ear five stars.

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

There are so many fun activities to do for kids here! We've been going for a year and its been so fun to watch my son grow and learn with all of the different areas they have.

Thank Amanda S
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thanks for the great review, Amanda! It's so fun for us to watch kids grow and learn here. We appreciate your kind words and support.

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Our trip to Topeka was completed with a trip to the Discovery center. We loved the learning experience.

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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad the boys enjoyed their time at KCDC as a part of your Topeka trip. Come visit us again, soon!

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We, as grandparents, had 4 grandkids from 2 to 12 years old to keep entertained for 4 hours. The activities here made that no issue! The activities are very different than the usual playthings you expect! Very creative and inspirational activities both indoors and out. A very worthwhile stop for anyone trying to entertain kids in a very creative and educational experience!

Thank Ed H
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Laura B, Director of Marketing and Development at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thanks for the great review and kind words, Ed! I'm so glad the grand kids enjoyed their time at KCDC, I hope you visit again soon!

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