Plan A Visit


Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City’s mission is to spark a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. We provide fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and literature for children eight and younger, their parents and teachers from across the Kansas City area. Our members and visitors today enjoy our exhibits and programs in our museum facility in Shawnee, Kan.


General Admission:                     $8

Age 64 and older:                         $7

Children younger than 2:            Free

Blue Star and active-duty military personnel (including National Guard & Reserve) and their families (military ID holder and up to five family members) – Free Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Last entry at 4 p.m. – exhibit rooms begin closing at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last entry at 4:30 p.m. – exhibit rooms begin closing at 4:45 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Last entry at 4:30 p.m. – exhibit rooms begin closing at 4:45 p.m.

Farm to Market and ArtWorks close at 4 p.m Tuesday through Friday and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Membership to Wonderscope gives you an opportunity to save money and fully enjoy the many innovative exhibits and programs that have made the museum a leader among children’s museums. Get a jump on your next visit. Buy or renew your membership online.

Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day – Closed
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day – Open
  • President’s Day – Open
  • Easter – Closed
  • Memorial Day – Closed
  • Independence Day – Closed
  • Labor Day – Closed
  • Columbus Day – Closed
  • Veteran’s Day – Open
  • Thanksgiving – Closed
  • Christmas Eve – Closed
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • New Year’s Eve – Open 9 am to 12 pm for WonderEve

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