The 10 Best Educational Activities for Children in Kansas!

The Sunflower State is home to a variety of educational opportunities for children to blossom. With everything ranging from science, to natural history, to the culinary arts, to dance and camps at the zoo, your children won’t run out of fun activities in Kansas. Here are the 10 best educational activities for children in the state.

1. Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka, KS

A wonderful place where children can do and see is the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in Topeka. Discover the exhibits, programs and events and let your imaginations run wild.

2. Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City, Shawnee, KS

At the Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City located in Shawnee, children are encouraged to “learn, play and grow.” Exhibits invite children to explore their own interests and talents, and programs are designed to continue individual learning styles.

3. Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center, Wichita, KS

The Wichita Children's Theatre & Dance Center is a non-profit theatre and dance school, that encourages allchildren in Wichita and the surrounding areas to join in the magical world of the arts. Education classes and live dance and theater groups supply children with learning and performing venues.

4. Curious Minds Discovery Zone, Parsons, KS

Curious Minds Discovery Zone in Parsons opened its doors to the children of southeast Kansas five years ago. The Discovery Zone offers a fun, safe environment for children to create, experiment and solve problems in fun everyday ways.

5. Exploration Place, Wichita, KS

Exciting a child’s interest in science is what Exploration Place in Wichita is all about. The staff achieve this through one of its many activities that bridge art and science to provide a place, “where kids rule.” You are invited to come and join the fun.

6. Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays, KS

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Fort Hays, offers all ages a discovery room that provides freedomto communicate and follow their own path of learning. This path includes exploring exhibits, and learning about natural history in fun, enjoyable ways.

7. Chess Camp at Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess

This summer children have the opportunity to improve their chess playing abilities at the Karpov Chess School Camp in Lindsborg. This unique camp offers players a way to improve their chess skills while enjoying all the activities associated with summer camp.

8. The Culinary Center of Kansas City, Overland Park, KS

From toddlers to teenagers, The Culinary Center of Kansas City in Overland Park offers a variety of culinary discoveries. Children’s classes are offered to tiny tots and older “kids in the kitchen.” There is something to learn for every age group about the art of cooking!

9. Classes & Camps at Sunset Zoo

The Sunset Zoo in Manhattan offers ages five through 12-year-old’s unique camps with a variety of fun learning and interaction opportunities with Zoo inhabitants. Camps include the Animal Crackers Camp, Summer Safari Camp and Nature Navigators Camps, and all are filled with exciting programs.

10. Emporia Recreation Center, Emporia, KS

Don’t let the kids get bored this summer or throughout the year when they can participate in the many activities offered at the Emporia Recreation Center in Emporia. Youth sports, aquatics and programs are offered year-round and the summer days are easily spent engaged in activities at the rec center.

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