Hours & Admission


 It is recommended that non-members order tickets online in advance. Tickets are non-refundable but can be used on any day you want to visit.  

Guest Passes, Family Passes, and POGO Passes are one-time use and do not require advance reservations.

Military, Museums for All, and other discount-eligible guests do not need reservations and may purchase tickets at our Welcome Desk. 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (non-members)! Your admission tickets will have 9 am listed on them, but you may come to Wonderscope anytime that day.

If you buy tickets for a day of play at Wonderscope, you have 30 days to apply the price you paid for the tickets toward a Wonderscope membership – and you’ll enjoy unlimited free admission for a full year! Ask the front desk for details. 

CLICK HERE to become a member!

A Wonderscope visit makes a great gift! Click here for info on Gift Admission Passes.


Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday: 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: Noon – 5 PM


  • Creation Station closes 30 minutes prior to museum closing.
  • KC Café and Wonder Mart close 15 minutes prior to museum closing.
  • Midday, individual exhibits close very briefly on a rotating basis for cleaning.

Early Close

  • Saturday, December 3

    Close at 4:30 PM (last entry at 4) 

  • Friday, December 9
    Close at 4:00 PM (last entry at 3:30) 

Holiday Hours

January 1, 2, 3 – Closed

MLK Day – Open 9am – 4:30pm

Presidents’ Day – Open 9am – 4:30pm

Easter – Closed

Memorial Day – Closed

Juneteenth – Closed

Independence Day – Closed

Labor Day – Closed 

Veterans Day – Open 9am – 4:30pm

Thanksgiving Day – Closed

Christmas Eve – Open 9am – Noon 

Christmas Day – Closed

New Year’s Eve – Open 9-Noon (Wonder Eve)

Important Guidelines for Visitors

Upcoming Field Trips

The museum remains open during field trips. 

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Get Tickets

Please note: Your tickets will have 9 am listed on them, but you may come in anytime that day. 

Click here to purchase a Pogo Pass.
Enter the code POGOSCOPE and save 20%. 

Become a Member

A Wonderscope membership gives you an opportunity to save money and enjoy unlimited Wonderscope visits. Family memberships start at just $100. Buy or renew your membership online today!

You or someone you know may qualify for a $5 membership through our donor-supported Wonder Fund. Learn more