Kansas City’s children and visiting youngsters are blessed to have the wonderful world of Wonderscope, a place where learning and fun are synonymous. Since its founding in 1989, Wonderscope Children’s Museum has been more than living up to its mission of sparking a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. Each of the several interactive exhibits at Wonerscope builds on children’s natural inclination to explore the world around them, providing learning opportunities that seamlessly blend in with unbridled fun.
In Artworks, children explore their artistic side in a tour de force of self-expression. With an abundance of materials, there is virtually no limit to what they can create. As you might imagine, H2Oh! is all about water—how it flows and where it goes. Children can experiment with the buoyancy of different objects, how water pressure affects squirting distance, and how to change the direction of flow. Similarly, Amazing Airways harnesses the invisible wonder of air in its huge network of complex air tubes. Raceways gives children the opportunity to experiment with the properties of gravity, speed and centrifugal force, all cleverly disguised as games like Loop the Loop and Roller Coaster. These are just a few of the many exhibits housed at Wonderscope.
Additionally, Wonderscope hosts numerous special events and programs throughout the year, such as Sand in the City, a sand sculpting contest that annually transforms the Wonderscope parking lot into a beach with 350 tons of sand.
So, bring the whole family and see for yourself the Wonderscope way of playing to learn! Keep in mind, there is a discount rate for groups, so think of Wonderscope first for birthday parties, field trips and other special events. And don’t forget to check out the calendar of upcoming events.
Wonderscope is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission for children 3 years old to 63 years young is $7. For additional information about admission, click here.