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“A place to go when it is cold outside!”

Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Shawnee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City sparks a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. Wonderscope is a family-friendly place full of imaginative, interactive exhibits and programs where young children and adults can explore and discover the adventure of learning together.
Shawnee, Kansas
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A place to go when it is cold outside!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It depends on what attracts your child's attention as to how long you stay. A lot of times it is crowded with school groups. Go in the afternoon after the groups have left and children have gone home for their naps, if possible. Then you can have the place almost to yourselves!

Visited April 2013
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Shawnee, Kansas
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“A great walk down memory plus fun for kids”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Loved the kids area. Hands on play with post office, cooking, doctor, etc. the photos and Johnson county memorabilia were great. Cannot wait to take rest of family

Visited October 2013
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Shawnee, Kansas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for kids!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Took a few kids there and they had a great time for a rainy day, or anytime! You need to call first and make sure there's no school tour going on so it's not so packed.

Visited December 2012
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Shawnee, Kansas
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for elementary school kids”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a place for kids to learn. This is less a museum and more of a hand-on play and learning facility. It is not owned by the local school district but they use it for field trips and rooms can be reserved for parties and birthdays.

It is in an old elementary school building. Each room has something different and fun for the kids to do in math, social studies, science, and art.

It is WELL WORTH a visit.

Visited December 2012
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Thank djs191
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Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Tots To Ten Love it!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Kids love to learn if it is fun and this place fits them like a glove! If you call ahead, they have a bulletin they can mail you of events they have for children giving you the ages appropriate to the task. My grandson loved it. Have the right attitude when you go and you will enjoy it also.

Their Story Time plus Crafts are great for kids 1st grade and under while an older child will be more interested in plays and art. But, the little ones LOVE face painting (especially on their Dad) and the animal feeding. Go to: wonderscope.com/shawnee to plan your trip if you are out of town or in town. Your kids will love you for it..if you take one of their pals along they will be in Heaven!

Visited October 2013
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