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Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City, Shawnee

Categories: Children’s Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
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  • We have a membership to this museum so we can go spend an hour or two when it is too cold or too hot to be outside. They have recently updated some of the rooms and the kids never get tired of shoppin...  read more »
  • Exhibits are average. Building is quite old and doesn't feel very bright, cheery and/or clean (not sure how the kids feel but that's a parent perspective!). The young kids have enjoyed it on occasion....  read more »
  • What a fun place to take the little ones! Both the 4 and 2 year old had a great time. Be sure kids wear play clothes - there are aprons but washable paint and markers in the art room and the water in ...  read more »
  • Yes, the musuem has some items that are showing a little wear and could potentially use a good scrub. However cleanliness at any kids attraction is just an illusion so washing up well afterwards is a must no matter where you go. The point to me at least is that my 2.5 year old learned something and had a good time. We have come here about 5 times within the last couple of months and stay about 3 hours each time. My only suggestion is that you call first and see how busy they are. The first time we went there were 3 separate daycare groups of mostly older kids that were a little roudy and would desend on rooms in clumps. Not the kids fault they were just excited , but really the adults should have put them in smaller groups. Instead we kept having to switch rooms before we were ready so that my daughter wasn't being pushed off of stations by kids 5 or more years older than her.
  • My 5 year old and 3 year old really enjoy Wonderscope. As others have said, is is an old school where each classroom off a long hallway has a different theme. We have only been twice, so I don't know how it will be the tenth or twentieth time, but so far so good. It was a little pricy for the three of us to go one time ($21), but for only $50 we could buy a season membership making it worthwhile for bad weather days. They just opened a new exhibit off the farm, a shopping market, which is a huge hit. So much detail went into it and it is adorable. There is a water table room- beware, a change of clothes is a good idea if you are going to go in that room. Again, only our second time, but not crowded for a Friday. The last time we came was on Spring break. It was pretty busy then, but even still, not as crazy as I have seen at other children's museums. All in all, a great place and happy to have it nearby!
  • Lots of fun things to do for kids 6 and under. Lego sub, water table, veterinary office, painting room are all pretty nice. It seems ever kid loves thw golf ball room and the apace room.
  • Fun, but a bit expensive. Parts are always closed down for renovations every time we go. Some stuff pretty dated.
  • Disgusting, filthy place. Never going back. We all took a bath in hand sanitizer after walking in there.
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