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Programs

Wonderscope Programs

The following programs are included FREE with your membership or admission.
Class sizes are limited and require signing up on the day of your visit.

Class sign-ups open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of each class.

Circle Time

Circle Time

Tuesdays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Structured active play is one of the most important ways that young children learn, and Circle Time offers countless opportunities for engaging even the youngest of learners!

Music & Movement

Music & Movement

Wednesdays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Did you know that music and movement has great brain building benefits for children of all ages? Our Music & Movement class engages both hemispheres of the brain, helping children develop systematically along five domains: speech/language, fine and gross motor skills, cognition, social skills, and body awareness. Come sing, dance, and play with us!

Art Time

Art Time

Thursdays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

It is no secret that kids love art! Did you know that participating in art can have an enormous impact on your child’s growth and development? When children are exposed to any artistic activity, the brain is stimulated from sounds, movements, colors, and sizes; neural connections increase; and the brain is exercised and strengthened!

Story Time

Story Time

Fridays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Story Time is one of the richest learning experiences for young learners. Did you know reading books out loud to your child helps develop their reading skills long before they are able to read? Join us for a read-aloud, then stick around to enjoy a creative arts activity after each story to help reinforce learning and boost memory skills through art, dramatic play, theater, or puppetry!

child constructing something

Engineering Creativity

A  series of hands-on workshops led by professional engineers! Henderson Engineers come and give children a glimpse into the world of engineering. They return each month with a new engineering focus and activities tied to specific learning objectives. Free with museum admission!

Fridays

Sensational Play

Wonderscope, in partnership with the University of Kansas Medical Center occupational therapy (OT) program, offers sensory play. Research shows that inclusive sensory-based activities provide children and families the opportunity to better understand their individual sensory preferences and how they influence their interactions with others and the world around them. Wonderscope’s Sensational Play sessions are planned and led by OT students as part of the community service-learning opportunity in their curriculum. 

Kindergarten Readiness Program

Road to Readiness

Road to Readiness

A self-guided, self-paced program. Now also available in Spanish!

Let’s get ready for Kindergarten!

Wonderscope’s Road to Readiness is a program designed to help children assess skills in important developmental areas – and to allow families to experience Wonderscope exhibits in some exciting new ways. Best of all, it’s free with museum admission or membership!

This self-guided program included an workbook filled with museum adventures for your family to complete at whatever pace is comfortable and enjoyable for you. Wonderscope program staff members are available to assist you throughout. The completed workbook will be a great portfolio of your child’s development.

Complete all or most activities in the book, and then attend a special graduation ceremony, complete with a diploma, T-shirt, and other goodies.

Orientation sessions take place throughout the year. Register today and get started on the Road to Readiness!

For more information or questions, please email Program Coordinator Lauren Taylor at ltaylor@wonderscope.org.