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Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City

5700 King Street


Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City's mission is sparking a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. We provide fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and literature for children ten and under, their parents and teachers from across the Kansas City area. Our members and visitors today enjoy our exhibits and programs in our museum facility in Shawnee, Kansas, as well as in our Wonderscope Live and Wonderscope on Wheels outreach programs throughout the metropolitan area. In the future, we will be building a new, world-class childrens museum for the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Learn*Play*Grow communicates our belief that children learn best through play and that through fun, imaginative hands-on learning, they can grow to their fullest potential. Interactive learning experiences with family and friends engage childrens natural motivation to learn and discover their world. Wonderscopes informal learning environment is filled with engaging play experiences in literacy, the arts and the sciences. This rich environment naturally inspires curiosity, and ultimately, a love of learning in young children.


Wonderscope multiple exhibit areas with a focus on arts and science for younger children. We seek to provide a friendly, convenient and accessible environment for young children. Planning is in process to develop and expand Wonderscope to provide the quality, size, and depth of experience that children and families throughout the greater Kansas City metro can be proud.

- A leading-edge, top-quality family destination

 - World-class in design with dynamic, relevant interactive experiences that spark a lifelong love of learning in young children

 - An interdisciplinary approach to teaching the arts and sciences in an informal learning environment, including the effective use of literature

 - A dependable resource for families, care providers and educators

 - A hub for early childhood services and programs throughout the community

 - A leader in applying the science of early learning to outstanding exhibits and programming

 - A research base for understanding and strengthening family learning opportunities

 - A customer-centric organization

 - A place of wonder, joy and magic

Kansas City is a vibrant and growing city with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the arts, science and technology, literacy and education.  We seek to meet the informal learning needs of our youngest children with a new, top-quality children's museum that will enhance the Kansas City metropolitan area.


brandy lee

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Very COOL place. My daughter is nearly 4 and enjoyed every thing the place had to offer. My only suggestion is that the operating hours expand. If you are a working parent it is a bit hard to accommodate. Otherwise, totally worth a day spent!

Jennifer Green

Thursday, June 7, 2018
We just went there last week and we're supposed at the upgrades. That place is so entertaining for my kids! It's very interactive and creative. We were there for 3 hours and never had a dull moment. The water room can be slippery so walk slowly. The paint room has a window pane the kids can paint which was so great.

Grace Mitchell

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Such a fun place for little kids to play and discover! I've brought my 2 yr old a few times over the last year, and each time she finds something new that she loves! We got one of the annual memberships, which will pay for itself in just a few visits.

Jacquelyn Baker

Friday, May 4, 2018
This place is Awesome. They have a play room for every interest. My 1 year old loved the baby room, he was able to crawl and move all over. My 6 year old had a blast in the grocery store, the car room and especially the paint/craft room. We can't wait to come back.

Andrea Smith

Thursday, April 5, 2018
I thought I'd spend an hour or 2 with my toddler here and we spent 5 hours! Non stop fun! Never rub out of stuff to do. Super courteous staff. Perfect for literally any age. I've been 3 times and see improvements each time. Nice to see where your money goes.

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