Children learn best from exhibits involving lights and colors, which means you can either take them to a children's museum or let them rub their eyes too hard. Teach wee ones safely with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one-day admission for four to Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City in Shawnee (up to a $28 value). Admission is normally $7 for entrants age 3–63, $6 for those 64 and older, $4 for children 1–2, and free for children younger than 1 year old.
Recently named Kansas City’s Best Museum for kids by ParentsConnect, Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City stimulates young minds with fun-filled science and art activities. With a one-day admission, tykes and recovering tykes get full access to all of the museum’s interactive exhibits, such as the agri-themed Farm to Market area, the aqueous H2Oh! zone, and LEGO Ocean Adventure, where diminutive explorers can discover life under the sea and battle giant squids made of plastic. Exhibits are generally geared toward children age 2–10, though younger sprouts can investigate the goings-on at Small Wonders, a specially designed room perfect for crawling, climbing, and make-believe Magna Carta signings.
Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City
Wonderscope’s interactive exhibits aim to instill a lifelong fascination with learning in kids aged 10 and younger through hands-on play that mixes education with fun. Elements of art, science, and literature are on display throughout as kids explore themed environments such as TinkerSpace, an otherworldly sanctuary for building structures and contraptions. Raceways explores elements of physics, such as motion and combing your hair like Einstein, whereas H2Oh! moisturizes young minds with interactive lessons on the properties of water. At Wonderscope's newest exhibit, _Ready Vet Go!, children can step into the roles of veterinarian, trainer, and pet owner as they learn the importance of animal ownership and care. Over at the Baby Nursery, kids can assume the role of doctor and learn how to take care of a newborn child.