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Discovery Place

Discovery Place is our hands-on gallery for children through the age of nine. It's the perfect space to inspire the imagination.

Intriguing stations include Laura's Cabin, Oregon Trail, and a Plains Indian tipi. Adult supervision is required. Children can hop aboard a locomotive and passenger car, dress up like a cowboy, cook on a wood stove, arrange furniture in a doll house, or put on a puppet play.


  • Open 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday
  • If not reserved open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday - Friday


Kansas Historical Society members free Adult Special* Children (2-17)
Kansas Museum of History and Discovery Place $10 $9 $5

*Special - Seniors 65+, active military, college students with ID


Discovery Place can be reserved at no additional charge by groups with a paid Museum admission. This is the perfect place for children's birthday parties.  All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.  If there are no reservations, Discovery Place will be open to the public.  Adult supervision is required.

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  • Free parking and picnic areas
  • ADA accessible
  • Wheelchairs/strollers available
  • Snack area