A New Experience

A New Experience

Learn, play, and grow with us! The new Wonderscope will be a place of possibilities — where children can learn through exploration, interaction, role-play and direct experiences.  Dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces will offer the latest in children’s museum attractions while adhering to Kansas City’s history, culture and traditions. 

The museum will be self-guided, and feature a child-centered, no-failure philosophy. It will be a place for co-education where adults and children will learn, play and grow together.

Every exhibit and visitor experience will encourage guests to explore, create and discover.

Joyful fun along with real learning will be a museum highlight.  Running, jumping, painting, drawing, splashing, listening, sharing, singing, computing – so much to do that children will ask to come back again and again!

Ten New Exhibits 

The new exhibits are designed by a world-class team of experts experienced in creating one-of-a-kind children’s museums.  Ten exhibit areas will explore the many crossroads of Kansas City — rivers and railways, food, sports, music and nature. Multi-purpose rooms will host scheduled classes or birthday parties. Creation Stations will allow children to explore art and science, generating the STEAM that moves Wonderscope forward. 

The Wonderscope experience will begin as soon as our friends walk through the parking lot.  The dynamic exhibits are called:

  • Crossroads of Past and Future
  • In the Groove
  • Design Lab
  • Creation Station
  • Kansas City Cafe
  • On the Move!
  • Wonder Climber
  • Kid City
  • WaterWorks
  • NatureScope

 Stay tuned for joyful fun ahead!

The Team

Exhibit Design: Haizlip Studio, MIG Portico, and Paul Orselli Workshop
Architect: Haizlip Studio
Exhibit Fabricators: Dimensional Innovations
Owner’s Rep: CBRE
General Contractor: McCownGordon

Join the community of contributors who are helping build a fun, fully accessible, state-of-the-art Wonderscope!

Your support will be remembered on a unique commemorative wall display inside the new building. Feature the name of your child, grandchild, or family where they and future generations will see it and appreciate the contribution you made to create a new place for play in Kansas City! What’s more, your tax-deductible gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the generous support of the Regnier Family Foundation.