Frequently Asked Questions



When are you open and what does admission cost?

See our hours and admission page for complete information


Can I leave and then come back the same day?

Due to COVID we are limiting admission to two-hour time sessions.


What age of child would enjoy a visit to Curious Minds Discovery Zone?

We find that children between crawling and 12 enjoy Curious Minds Discovery Zone.


How long should we plan to visit?

Timed sessions are for 2 hours.


Do special programs or activities cost extra?

All exhibits and weekly programs are included in the cost of admission. We do host other special programs at additional cost, which are advertised in advance and can be found on our Events page.


Is there food sold at the museum?

There is no food available at the museum.


Can we bring in our own food or drinks?

We prefer that there not be any food or drinks in the exhibit area. Any food brought into the museum must be consumed in the Program Room.


Is the museum accessible to people using wheelchairs?

Yes. Accessible parking is available. Please let our staff know if there is anything we can do to make your visit better.


What forms of payment are accepted for admission?

At this time we are requesting online ticket sales that is processed with PayPal account, debit, or credit card. At the museum we accept cash, checks, debit, and credit cards.


How is Curious Minds Discovery Zone funded?

Donations support the bulk of museum operations. Funds from admission, special events, and fundraisers also support museum operations. The museum is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generous support of our community to allow us the opportunity to make a difference in children's life in Southeast Kansas.