Topeka
Topeka

Oceans of Possibilities Art Exhibit for Children

The exhibit is an opportunity to discover how we all impact the world's oceans. Visitors can take a side trip down the waterways of Kansas all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.
 
This summer the library is transforming the gallery into an ocean. Visitors will walk along our beach and into a coral reef they get to help build each Monday. There will also be a fun opportunity to explore an underwater tunnel and the SS Sabatini. This exhibit will help people discover how we all can help take care of the oceans and waterways from here in Topeka, Kansas.
 
Ocean ambassadors will uncover secrets about the various parts of the ocean from sandy beaches to the deep dark abyss. Every Monday visitors can work with gallery staff on art and craft projects to expand the exhibit and add to the gallery's indoor ocean. 

The 21st annual art exhibit for children is made possible in part by The Library Foundation through contributions from the Sabatini Family Foundation. In addition to exploring art, we invite kids and adults to accept the Summer Reading Challenge. While art experiences develop creative skills, summer reading is proven to improve kids’ reading scores and help reduce the summer learning slide.
 
Kids and adults can take the Summer Reading Challenge to read at least 12 hours in June and July. Kids 5+ and teens earn a prize for every 2 hours of reading (up to 12 hours). Adults will earn a voucher for a free delicious pastry from the Millennium Café when they complete the challenge.
Tuesday 9AM–9PM
Wednesday 9AM–9PM
Thursday 9AM–9PM
Friday 9AM–9PM
Saturday 9AM–6PM
Sunday 12–9PM
Monday 9AM–9PM

Oceans of Possibilities Art Exhibit for Children