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Address: 4400 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
Phone Number: +1 785-783-8300
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Fun for all ages

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Saint Louis
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Saint Louis
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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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Thank ducty
Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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Thank FrauC_in_KS
Topeka
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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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Thank Dan And Linda C
Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There is painting to do on glass, science projects to learn from, age appropriate tasks for kids from little to 10 years. All of it is well done and clean atmosphere.

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Thank Jenna20142014
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best year round activities Topeka offers for children but also fun for parents/older siblings/grandparents,too.Lots of interactive activities inside and out. Close to the World Famous Topeka Zoo, Reinsch Rose Garden (gorgeous spot for family photos) Gage Park activities and a ride on the train.

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Greeley, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place is great for all ages of children and adults. price is affordable So much to do on the inside. And even more on the outside for them to run off a lot a energy. We had a great day. Planning on going back soon.

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Thank TreniceJ2015
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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