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Indoor Exhibits

Wonderscope’s open-flow floor plan allows you to explore the museum exhibits in whatever order you desire. Enjoy!

Please visit our resources page to learn more about the educational value of each exhibit.

Crossroads of Past and Future

Hop aboard a riverboat, railway car, and horse-drawn covered wagon and explore Kansas City’s history of transportation and exploration.


Enter Kansas City’s tiniest grocery store and play shopper, check-out cashier, and shelf re-stocker.


Splash away while engineering the course of water in a refreshing play area reflective of Kansas City fountains and rivers.

On the Move!

Sprint into this high-energy zone to run, jump, pitch, throw, pitch – and imagine playing for a favorite Kansas City sports team.

Wonder Climber

Scale this KC-themed, floor-to-ceiling play apparatus until you reach the top and board a school bus that actually takes you outside of the building! Crawl through the caves underneath!

Kid City/Tot Spot

Explore this little Kansas City-themed nook designed especially for children under the age of 4.

Creation Station: Design Lab & Art Studio

Join KC’s vibrant creative community! Dabble in a lab featuring design and technology tools and a studio filled with an array art and craft materials.

Kansas City Café

Plan, prepare, and serve up some imaginative cuisine at Wonderscope’s play cafe. The specialty? KC BBQ, of course!

Outdoor Exhibit


Venture outdoors into a half-acre of active exhibits that echo the greater Kansas City region’s diverse environments: urban, suburban, rural, natural, and agricultural. Make your way through a little maze and explore a fully-accessible treehouse. 

Map of Exhibits

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