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Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City

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Address: 5700 King St, Shawnee, KS 66203
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+1 913-287-8888
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 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 place for young children for indoor activities!

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa W
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Lisa W
Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank tomandtori
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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."

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Thank Cli0857
Shawnee, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What a fun place to take the little ones! Both the 4 and 2 year old had a great time. Be sure kids wear play clothes - there are aprons but washable paint and markers in the art room and the water in the water room might not work so well with dress clothes. The price is very reasonable.

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Thank Connie S
Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Still a great place to take young kids for some interactive, hands on experience. Allow a couple of hours. This site was formerly a grade school, so each former classroom has a theme if you will. There is a small gift shop with some unique things. I hear there is a much needed renovation in the near future - hope... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Take your preschoolers and early elementary children to Wonderscope where they are free to explore their world through age-appropriate activities and rooms!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, the musuem has some items that are showing a little wear and could potentially use a good scrub. However cleanliness at any kids attraction is just an illusion so washing up well afterwards is a must no matter where you go. The point to me at least is that my 2.5 year old learned something and had a good... More 

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