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PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children's Education & Discovery Center

Plan Your Visit

  1. Located inside PBS Kansas Channel 8 (8710 E. 32nd Street North, Wichita, KS 67226)
  2. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday unless otherwise stated under our announcements.
  3. No FOOD or DRINKS in the Education Center.
  4. Recognized as an Autism friendly site by Heartspring.
  5. Interested in scheduling a field trip? Contact Lynn Woolf, Director of Education, lwoolf@kpts.org, 316-838-3090 ext. 233.

Announcements

Closed 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

Closed 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8

Closed 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25

Closed All Day on Thursday, March 21

Closed 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, March 29

 

Spring Break

Activities throughout the week:

  • Seed giveaways
  • Make Makey activities
  • Special crafts
  • Plus all the fun of our Discovery Stations, including our new Farmers Market & Cafe

Mon., March 11

Tues., March 12

Wed., March 13

Thurs., March 14

Fri., March 15

  • 10:30 a.m. Friendship Bracelets with Heather
  • 1-3 p.m. Wichita Public Library’s Book Bus
  • 10:30 a.m. Storytime with Heather
  • 1:30 p.m. PBS Kansas Channel 8 Studio Tour
  • 11 a.m. Becoming Confident Presentation with Miss Southern Kansas Katelyn Andrist
  • 1:30 p.m. Drone Demo with PBS Kansas Channel 8 Producers Jim Grawe and Chris Frank
  • 10:30 a.m. Music time with Handpan Dan
  • 1:30 p.m. PBS Kansas Channel 8 Studio Tour
  • 10:30 a.m. Friendship Bracelets with Heather
  • 1:30 p.m. Drone Demo with PBS Kansas Channel 8 Producers Jim Grawe and Chris Frank

Ways to Support the Education Center

Join the PBS Kansas Kids Club

Introducing the NEW PBS KANSAS Kids Club for 2024! Your child will enjoy seeing their name on air during their birthday month, will receive an invitation to our special members-only event in the fall and more!

Join the Friends of the Wild Kratts Club

Sponsor the Wild Kratts show and support the PBS Kansas Channel 8 education program with your donation. 

 

Support STEAM Education

Donate to support the Education Center and choose to receive a kids or adult t-shirt as a thank you gift. 



 

Support STEAM Education

Your financial donations to support STEAM education are greatly appreciated!
 


 

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PBS Kansas Kids Storytimes

PBS Kansas Kids Storytimes @ 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 12

Bilingual Storytimes @ 10:30 a.m.

If you can't attend the Bilingual Storytimes in person, you can still participate at home! Download these materials and have fun!

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Wednesday, Mar. 6

Wednesday, Mar. 20

Discover Your Next Adventure

Thanks for visiting our site! We’re glad you are interested in learning about the PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery Center. The Education Center focuses on STEAM-based learning (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) for children 2-10 years old and their families. Kids of all ages, however, have fun and benefit from visiting the center.

 

The Education Center features hands-on and interactive Discovery Stations and incorporates trusted PBS KIDS content to encourage creativity, improve social & emotional skills, build critical thinking, boost curiosity and more! We also offer studio tours, sharing information about broadcast technology and careers. And, field trips are welcome. 

 

Questions? Contact

Lynn Woolf, Director of Education

lwoolf@kpts.org
316-838-3090 ext. 233

Interactive Discovery Stations

Reading & Media Center

Kids can take home a FREE book each time they visit.

Video Creation Station

Explore storytelling and technology. 

Makerspace

Create a craft and practice fine motor skills.

Weather Station

Monitor the weather and record a weather forecast.

Construction Corner

Role play with tools and building toys.

Engineering Station

Learn building and design with blocks, Magna-Tiles and more.

Little Tigers' Den

Our youngest learners can discover music, build and imagine in this quiet room. 

BIG BASH FUN!

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2023 Kids Big Bash at our new building. 

Wall of Giving Donors

Walser Auto Campus

Thank You PBS Kansas Cochener-Garvey Children’s Education & Discovery Center Sponsors!

Cochener Garvey Capital Partners, INC. logo
Sunderland Foundation logo
Conco Construction logo

PHIL & LORI RICHARDSON

F. DAVID SEATON

Evergy logo
Cornejo logo
Kansas Strong logo
KSN logo
Sedgwick County Farm Bureau Agricultural Association logo
Jabara Family Foundation Inc. logo
Star Lumber

Charitable Foundation

Bruce G. Cochener Foundation logo

STEVE AND DEE MARSH

THANK YOU DONORS!

NetApp logo
Faraday Studios logo
Delta Dental logo
Make A Fort logo
Walmart logo
Sam's Club
Nex-Tech logo
LDF logo
Barnes & Noble logo
United Way of the Plains logo
Wichita Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild
Child Start logo
Tanganyika logo
Friends of the Wichita Public Library logo
Field Station Dinosaurs logo
AETNA logo

CARRIE MOORE

LAYLA ATHA

CONNIE JACOBS

MARY LOU TAYLOR

JESSICA KILPATRIC

ADAM POELL

LAURA TAYLOR

JACK NIBLACK

JANE RHOADS

SHIRLEY BAKER