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Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City

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Address: 5700 King St, Shawnee, KS 66203-2708
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+1 913-287-8888
09:00 - 17:00
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Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City sparks a lifelong love of...

Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City sparks a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. Wonderscope is a family-friendly place full of imaginative, interactive exhibits and programs where young children and adults can explore and discover the adventure of learning together.

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Great morning activity for kids

We visited Wonderscope last week, and we really enjoyed our visit (2 kids aged 2.5 yrs old and 16 months). This place is very age appropriate for my children and both kids had a... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We visited Wonderscope last week, and we really enjoyed our visit (2 kids aged 2.5 yrs old and 16 months). This place is very age appropriate for my children and both kids had a blast. I liked that the gymnasium room had picnic tables so we could eat our snacks. The morning we went was very sunny, which made the... More 

Thank kdk212
Round Rock, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Several rooms with different themes for kids to play. There's a two and under room that is a plus. But they can also go into the other rooms and still have fun. Great for fun and learning.

Thank Tom H
Leavenworth, Kansas
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've been taking my now 1 year old son here since he was about 6 months old. We love it! Each room has a different theme and includes something for everyone. The museum serves a wide range of ages as well. My son especially love the shopping market and the water room. I always strip him down to his diaper... More 

Thank Lynne S
Chanute, Kansas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our two granddaughters enjoyed this -- especially the three-year old (the older one enjoyed helping the younger).

Thank Bill V
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The outside is a little run down looking. But thanks to Lowes, the inside had a makeover. I went with a three and four year old girls. It use to be a school. Now they have turned the school rooms into activity rooms. They had a great time. They loved all the rooms. It can get messy and wet, so... More 

Thank JenJen123123
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place if you need to let a toddler run wild for a few hours; be prepared for the kids to get wet, and messy as there is a room they can use paints!

Thank Lisa W
Shawnee, Kansas
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We are fortunate to have Wonderscope Children's Museum just five minutes from our house! It is filled with fun, interactive activities. My 3 girls, ages, 4, 5 and 7, LOVE IT! Thankful to my sisters for giving us a membership so we can enjoy it often throughout the year! They could stay for hours.

Thank tomandtori
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If you have little ones, this is a wonderful place for them to play & create! We have a family membership and go to the Thursday art class almost every week. Some art projects have become grandparent gifts. (An autumn wreath in November) The paints are washable but I'd still suggest play clothes since there is a water play room... More 

Thank mjhunter3
Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have a membership to this museum so we can go spend an hour or two when it is too cold or too hot to be outside. They have recently updated some of the rooms and the kids never get tired of shopping in "Wondermart."

Thank Cli0857
Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Exhibits are average. Building is quite old and doesn't feel very bright, cheery and/or clean (not sure how the kids feel but that's a parent perspective!). The young kids have enjoyed it on occasion. Seems a bit pricey when compared to other nicer museums. However, it is a great spot for a couple of hours with the young kids.

Thank isp75

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