Activities for children and toddlers in Kansas City
As long as you like
7 and under
$10.99 + tax
under age 1 free. Children age 1 and up
$4.99 + tax
(with full-priced child) Mom's Free Mondays all day
(with full-priced child) Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Activities for children and toddlers in Kansas City
Where learning meets fun
Discovery Play emphasizes hands-on discovery learning and entertainment for kids 7 and under, and their grown-ups. Choose from 20 different indoor and 10 outdoor play spaces, designed so parents and
grandparents can easily engage with their little ones while making great memories. All of our activities for children and toddlers in Kansas City are designed to maximize learning, play and bonding.
What makes ours different?
Our discovery play center stands out from the crowd. We hone in on the aspects that truly shape children's development. Through educational and entertaining activities such as cooking, crafts, and learning rooms, your child will sharpen their skillset and
have a blast while doing so. We strongly believe discovery play allows children to expand their imagination through educational and enriching activities. Our activities are designed for you and your child to explore together, and to reach every type of learner, allowing all children to flourish.
In the summer, you’ll love our cool indoor options, and in the winter our guests enjoy getting out of the house to come play at the Park. We put a lot of thought into the purpose and design of each play area for our littlest guests. Here are some examples:
Block Play teaches children about sizes, shapes, numbers, area, length and weight as they select and build.
Soft Play promotes physical development, coordination and an understanding of spatial relationships as children jump, hop and climb.
Children’s Cooking teaches children to try new foods, to learn measuring skills as they create a t heme-related treat.
Art Studio invites art exploration which teaches children to express their feelings, enhances creativity and promotes physical development. For young children, the process of creating is more important than what they create.
Miniature Play teaches children creative thinking skills, how to play cooperatively with others and encourages small muscle development.
Face Painting Children learn creativity and self expression by painting their own faces rather than having an adult do it, or instructing an adult in how to do it.
Water Play teaches children about scientific concepts such as volume, measurement, cause-effect relationships and problem solving skills.
KCPT Learning Room – Children learn through their play and discover a love of learning that can last a lifetime.
Pretend Village – Pretend Play teaches children creative expression, how to play cooperatively with others, imaginative thinking and how to problem solve. Includes Hy-Vee Grocery Store, Fire Station, Paradise Pizzeria, Pretend Classroom and Dress Up area.
Other play stations include a Race Car Corner, Wild West Pony “Ride” & Photo Op.
Food & Comfortable Seating – Our indoor play areas surround a comfortable seating area to enjoy a meal or your favorite treat from our Paradise Cafe. So stay and eat with us! Your day at Paradise Park can include a meal with friends and family, without having to leave the building. Easy access to Paradise Cafe from the Discovery Play makes ordering simple. For your convenience, we do offer a large menu that includes a variety of delicious choices for kids and grownups, including snacks, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizza and adult beverages.
One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Play Options
Our Outdoor Children’s Garden is an intimate setting with several custom-designed features. It’s a beautiful setting and included in your admission! Some of its unique options include:
Jr. Mini Golf Course
3 Different Age Level Climbing Structures
Toddler Grass Maze
Playful Kinetics, interactive art created by a local artist
Adventure Time - Enriching Entertainment
Something unique to Paradise Park, Adventure Time combines learning with fun through a themed story and interactive game, art and cooking project led by our friendly Play Facilitators at scheduled times every day. Our curriculum is custom designed by educational professionals who have put their hearts into creating enriching educational hands-on experiences that are so much fun kids don’t even realize they are learning. Our program is inspired by unit studies, experiential learning, and sensory play.
- Included in Discovery Play admission or Discovery Family Pass
- No reservations needed
- New theme each week:
Click the button below to read more about this week’s Adventure Time theme:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm
Fri and Sat 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm
Sun 2 pm and 4 pm
Rules & Policies
- Discovery Play provides a safe and enclosed environment, where children and their guardians must enter and exit together. Wristbands must match with each family member entering and exiting the attraction.
- Also, shoes are required in some areas, and not others. Be sure to note the signs for each area’s requirement, including socks.
- In order to respect the safety of our guests with food allergies, we ask that guests not bring in outside food and drinks.
- Adult Discounts – We hope you take part in playing with your children and grandchildren so we discount our adult admissions by over 50% off the regular admission price for the Discovery Play. We don’t know too many other places in Kansas City that will share that kind of a deal with their guests. We want adults to join in and engage with their children and grandchildren in this area. We have created the interactive space so you can create the bond with your friends and family. That is what we are all about.