Wonder Fund

Wonder Fund

The Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City’s Wonder Fund is a 100 percent donor-supported fund designated for the purpose of sharing the museum experience with families and children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy our programs and exhibits through memberships and field trips. All Wonder Fund memberships are subject to the availability of monies donated by organizations and private individuals in support of this program.

Residents of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties in Kansas are eligible for Wonder Fund memberships.

Wonder Fund Application

To apply for a Wonder Fund membership, download and print an application. (Note: You will need Adobe Reader to view the application.)

Wonder Fund Application

Please mail or drop off the completed application and additional required items to:

Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City
Attn: Wonder Fund
5700 King St.
Shawnee, KS 66203

Please note: We will process your application within a week of receiving it.

Membership Approval
If approved, your membership will be valid for one year from issue date, and you will need to reapply in order to renew.  If we are unable to approve, you may reapply for a Wonder Fund membership two months from the decline date.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must submit copies of ONE of the following proof of income documents with completed application:

  • A copy of the most recent income tax return for each adult on the application, stating Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)


  • A copy of the letter from your child’s school or from the state indicating your child qualifies for the free lunch program

Applicants must also provide proof of residence in Cass, Clay, Jackson or Platte county in Missouri, or Johnson, Leavenworth or  Wyandotte county in Kansas.

Eligibility by Income

Persons in Family/Household Household Income
1 $12,490
2 $16,910
3 $21,330
4 $25,750
5 $30,170
6 $34,590
7 $39,010
8 $43,430

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,530 for each additional person.

Wonder Fund Contributors

Wonder Fund Memberships are made possible by the generosity of the following:

The Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation, Inc.
Johnson County Bar Foundation
Johnson County Housing Coalition
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation


If you have any questions regarding the Wonder Fund, please contact Wonderscope by email at info@wonderscope.org or at 913-287-8888.