WONDERSCOPE Children's Museum of Kansas City is located in Shawnee, Kansas a suburb of Kansas City. The Children's Museum has everything one could possibly think of to entertain, educate and fulfill the creative side of young children in the Kansas City area. The Wonderscope Museum is committed to igniting an enduring love of learning in kids through the power of play. The Museum was designed for children under age ten. Art and science exhibits provide fun for the young ones, their parents and educators from around the Kansas City area.
The Children's Museum strongly believes children have a greater opportunity to learn and fulfill their potential through interaction with others and hands on, creative fun. The Museums dream is to be accepted as a very important neighborhood resource that addresses the needs and interests of children by providing energetic exhibits and programs that accelerate inquisitiveness and stimulate learning.
Wonderscope is continually adding new venues and revitalizing existing favorite exhibits. For example, Tinker Space was opened in late 2009 with an electrifying space theme atmosphere. Children can experiment and build structures and devices by working together with others their age. Also located in Tinker Space is the Build Your Own Raceways. Youngsters have an opportunity to design and experiment with gravity, friction, and energy related projects.
One of the more popular exhibits is H2Oh! This water based exhibit was opened in 2008 and allows the young participants to gain knowledge of the properties found in water. Bring your swimsuit and explore the fun with water at Splash Cove! The exhibit is intended to let youngsters learn about the water through interactive play. There are two stations where children and their families can experiment by splashing and squirting water, navigating little ducks, and spraying streams of water.
The Children's Museum lets children be children while channeling their natural energy toward creative activities to stimulate their brains.
Birthday Parties are a great way to combine learning and fun at the Museum. For a nominal fee the Children's Museum supplies cupcakes, juice and access to the entire Museum for two hours of educational fun. A staff assistant will be on duty to help with the party.
The Children's Museum sponsors a number of summer camp venues designed with inquisitive children in mind.
To the Moon and Beyond - enables the young astronauts to view the planets and the stars in an inflatable planetarium.
Ready, Set...Invent! - Youngsters are encouraged to use their imaginations to construct things with others that function using magnets, clothespins and a variety of other everyday items.
Rainforest Adventures - Participants explore the rainforest as an ecological biologist determining the number of layers in the rainforest and the different kinds of plants and animals living here.
The Museum offers a Discovery Series which is an ongoing program that familiarizes children with art and sciences through stories and books.
The art workshop instills confidence in the children as they explore their creative sides using paints, scissors, glue, tape, and crayons, to make their own masterpieces from materials of their choosing.
The overall experience at the Children's Museum is a very rewarding undertaking for both children their parents and teachers.