Located at 5700 King Street, Shawnee, KS 66203 Website

The mission of Wonderscope is to provide fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and literature for children eight and under, their parents and teachers from across the Kansas City area.

Inside this former school building, there are various rooms for visitors to explore.

The Farm to Market rooms are complete with a cow outside of the barn, a veggie garden, chicken coop and Farmer’s Market.  The market includes grocery style aisles, shopping cart and checkout counter with register.


The Building room is all about creating and discovery using Legos, vacuum tubes, cars, tubes, etc.

The Art Room allows for messy play complete with paint, scissors, glue, construction paper, stickers, jewels, etc.

The Gravity Room is full of ramps, tracks and balls.  Allowing kids to create and build tracks, experiment with the angle of launch, etc.

The Open Gym allowed for flexible play space, including tunnels, climbing wall, train table, blue foam building blocks, slide and a gated snack area.

The 2 and Under Play Room was perfect for little ones including climbing mats, a Fisher Price Treehouse, a crawl through caterpillar, a ball area and small toys.

The Water Room was a blast! The fishing area was a big draw as was the large duck pond and fountains!

The outdoor garden was not open when we were there due to the weather, but it looked like a great space to enjoy and do a picnic on your visit.


Near the entrance of the building there was a guinea pig cage with two guinea pigs and also a look reading area.

At the end of the hallway, there was a room designated for nursing moms.


Hours of Operation: 

Sunday 12p-5p   Last entry at 4:30 p.m.; Farm to Market and Art Rooms close at 4:30 – all exhibit rooms start closing at 4:45 p.m.

Monday: Closed (Except major holidays)

Tuesday – Friday 9a – 4:30p; Last entry at 4 p.m.; Farm to Market and Art Rooms close at 4 p.m.; All exhibits start closing at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday 9a-5p; Last entry at 4:30 p.m.; Farm to Market and Art Rooms close at 4:30 p.m. – all exhibit rooms start closing at 4:45 p.m.

General Admission: (3-63): $8.00; 64+: $7.00; Children 2 & Under: Free


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