Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

Shawnee, KS

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Address: 5700 King St, Shawnee, KS 66203, USA Number: 913-287-8888 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

We certainly love to play, and we bet you do too!

Wonderscope Children's Museum has dedicated itself to allow and encourage children to learn through the power of play.  They have provided fun, inter-disciplinary exhibits revolving around arts and science for all those creative, inquisitive and playful minds under 10. 

Now kids, unfortunately if you do come and play here you do have to follow one rule - Make sure you are hands on with EVERYTHING!  

Think you can do that?  They want you to touch, play, experience, learn and enjoy everything before moving onto your next super hands-on activity.  Here, you can also play along with your parents!  Parents - feel free to interact, join in and play with your kids, rather than sitting having a coffee on the side.

This museum is designed to be self guided, so if you or someone else needs something, make sure you ask!  But remember - you are here to play, enjoy, laugh, and touch - it's the best way to learn here and by feeling and smelling and testing everything, you will begin to understand how everything works much more clearly.  Trial and error!

There is a great Small Wonders room designed for children's from 6 months to 2 years or age where you can enter a world of make believe and pretend, create, climb, crawl, creep and play around this area designed especially for you! 

They definitely have the child's best learning and development interest at heart.

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How much does it cost?



$7 (ages 3 - 63)



$4 (ages 1 - 2)



Seniors $6 (ages 64 +) and membership


Free Under

12 months


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Additional Information

If you plan on going more than 4 times a year, the membership will pay for itself, so make sure you look into that!

Any top tips?


As you walk around from exhibit to exhibit, take your time and look at everything in the halls - it's just as interesting as what you are about to experience!

I'm Hungry!


There is a lunchroom available but they don't have any food service, unfortunately. You are more than welcome to bring packed lunches to eat, but the museum doesn't allow any food or drink anywhere other than the lunch room. They need to make sure it all stays neat and clean for the next kids!

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Where is it at?


Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City is located in the lvoely Shawnee, KS, just one block north of Johnson Drive at 5700 King Street.

They are about 1.5 miles west of I-35 and Johnson Drive, and 3.5 miles east of I-435 and Johnson Drive.

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Students are more than welcome to go to Wonderscope for a field trip, as they will really tailor your experience to suit your needs. They will really encourage the children to learn through simple and complex forms of play. And they will have a great time!

Need a little extra help?


There is a lift for wheelchairs, so make sure you ring the doorbell when you arrive so someone can come and assist.

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Baby Facilities

There is a changing station in the Small Wonders room, and an elevator for strollers if needed. Just ring the bell when you get there if you need assistance.

When can we go?

Labor - Memorial Day: Tues - Fri 10am - 4pm / Sat 10am - 5pm / Sun Noon - 5pm. Summer Hours Mon -

Closed Mondays Labor Day to Memorial Day.

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