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“Great place for Grandma and the Grandkids”

Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Ranked #6 of 50 things to do in Topeka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place for Grandma and the Grandkids”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

So I know this is great for parents and kids too....but I'm writing from the view of the Grandma and I love the Discovery Center.
Topeka has very little to do for the kids if the weather isn't perfect.....so what a treat it is to be able to take the kids no matter the weather and watch them both enjoy and learn!
It's a bit pricey but worth it...your Grandkids from toddler to grade school age will have a blast and thank you at the end of the visit.

Visited October 2012
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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great playtime experience here!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

My 4 year old grandsons love playing here. So many things that require them to think and create playtime, car mechanic, painting, science/physics, outdoor play-cool trikes. Nice areas for infants and toddlers as well.

Visited June 2013
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Topeka, KS
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92 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun for 6ys and up”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

It has some neat things for older kids to do but not that much for the young ones and it is kind of expensive.

Visited November 2012
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Topeka, Kansas
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New and evolving, keeps the kids interested in going back”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have been going to this museum since it opened and I have a family membership. We go here ALOT. There are many varied attractions for different ages. I particularly like the outside stuff- the tree house and the new water feature. Plan to spend at least two hours, but not all day. It's not very big. It doesn't quite compare to major children's museums, but the activities are interesting and the pricing is really fair. If you are passing through Topeka with kids, it's a great place to wear them out. If you go, pack your own snacks- there is only one vending machine. The bathrooms are clean and super kid and baby friendly. If you live in the area- they will take the price of your daily admission off of a membership- great deal! Think of all the private shopping time you could get while Daddy/Mommy and the kids are at the museum for a few hours while you get things done!

Visited July 2013
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent fun for kids”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great day spot for anyone with kids. The Discovery Center offers stimulating and educational games and challenges for kids into their early adolescence.

Visited January 2013
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