Wonderscope has launched a capital campaign to build a new museum — and we’ve dedicated these pages to informing the community about it. In this Capital Campaign section, you can read about the campaign; make a tax-deductible contribution; read about why Kansas City deserves and needs a premier children’s museum; and see the list of exhibits.
Visitors to the NEW Wonderscope will explore the many crossroads that have helped define Kansas City. Our rivers and railways; cultural crossroads; food, sports and music; and more will all be amplified throughout the museum.
Young explorers and their families will find an array of new indoor and outdoor experiences – all built on the idea that learning through play is productive fun. A true “Wonderscope” will allow each visitor to experience the world in new and exciting ways!
A children’s museum is about the future. It’s a place of possibilities and promise – the very heart of the community where we nurture our future leaders: dreamers, scientists, farmers, artists, engineers, teachers, musicians, and more.
A children’s museum is about learning. It is a family place where visitors learn about themselves, each other and the world they live in through exploration, interaction, role-play, and direct experiences.
A children’s museum considers the whole child with exhibits and programs that foster growth. It’s a partner in the learning continuum, and complements the educational system.
Finally, a children’s museum is a resource for teachers, parents and caregivers. It serves as a wonderful meeting place for young and old alike. Well-designed exhibits invite adults to become active partners in the museum experience.
Wonderscope will break the traditional museum mold. Rather than a place where people engage in quiet, careful contemplation, like other children’s museums we’re a bit noisy with a happy hum of learning. Families of all ethnicities, social groups, cultures and religions can come together and learn.
Wonderscope is comfortable, safe, fun, and full of opportunity!