Welcome to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center

Topeka’s Premier Interactive Children’s Museum

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Thursday: 9AM - 3PM

Friday: 9AM - 3PM
(Open every 4th Friday until 7:30 PM)

Saturday: 10AM - 5PM

Sunday: 1PM - 5PM

Admission Rates:

Kids & Adults: $7.75 (tax included)
Seniors (65+): $6.75 (tax included)
Infants (until 1 year) & Members: FREE


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Oct 29th : Spooky Trail

Oct 29th : Dia de los muertos

Oct 31st : Halloween Costume Competition

Tuesdays: 10AM "Toddler Tuesday" with Makin' Moves or Kansas Ballet Academy

Wednesdays: 10AM "Wee Wednesday"

Thursdays: 10AM "Tiny Tots" with Miss Britany

Saturdays: 1 PM  S.T.E.A.M. Floor Programming

*schedule subject to change

KCDC turned 5 years old on June 1st!

Watch for our birthday surprises in the coming weeks! So far we have added:

  • Brick pizza oven with pizzas galore! Stop by and add your favorite toppings!
  • A new exhibit called Temporal Distortions in the Multimedia Gallery
  • A new climber in GROW
  • A new Fruit and Vegetable Stand
  • TWO new Pedal Cars with rumble seats 
  • A new outdoor checkerboard
  • A whole new set of Imagination Playground pieces with new shapes and angles to enhance your building experience
  • Soft sensory walls in GROW
  • Sensory Wall Exhibit made and donated by TARC
  • A new ZIPLINE!
  • An outdoor chalk wall


Become a Member of the KCDC Family

Choose the membership category that’s just right for you!  All memberships are good for a full year (12 months from the date of purchase). Sign up today for a year of Serious Fun!


Happy Families, a Happy Community

Your generous financial gift is an essential part in making the Discovery Center a vital educational resource for our children, families & educators!  The support you give today impacts the lives of our community's dreamers, teachers and leaders of tomorrow.

Thank you for your tax-deductible gift! Donations support:

  • Educational Programming
  • New Exhibits and Interactives
  • KCDC Cares Fund for subsidized field trips, free passes and special programs for students and families in need