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  • The power of an IDEA.

    Kansas City's center for Innovation, Discovery, Entrepreneurship and Arts is open. IDEA Space welcomes all metro K-12 students  who are eager to build their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. We created this center because we know every child has a big idea inside. Now they have the place and the people who can help bring them to life.
  • The Power of Community

    Designed to serve thousands of students from diverse neighborhoods and varying socioeconomic backgrounds through year-round, hands-on educational experiences.

    More than 91,400 Missouri and Kansas public school students live within eight miles of IDEA Space. We also welcome partnerships with schools and organizations throughout the region.
  • The Power of Place

    A 32,000 sq. ft. center for STEAM education, IDEA Space broadens and diversifies pipelines into four key workforce development areas: skilled trades, engineering, advanced manufacturing and computer science.

Our Partners

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  • The Power of Partnership

    It’s a big IDEA. It’s innovative. And ambitious. We invite you to be part of Kansas City’s future through a partnership that will make an astonishing impact right now and into the future.

IDEA Space Blog

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  • The Power of an IDEA

    Kellye Crockett
    Carson can freehand draw a map of any continent, label each country and pinpoint its capital. Carson is ten years old. When he walked through the doors of the Dan and Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space KC in July 2022, he told us that drawing maps is what he loves more than anything. What Carson didn’t know was the word cartography.

Upcoming Events

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  • High School VR Classes Begin

    For grades 9-12, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Thursdays through Dec. 15.
  • Free Apple Education Session 1

    Enhancing reading fluency with audio on iPad.
    Free for all area educators. 
  • Free Apple Education Session 2

    This hands-on workshop will have you embark on a journey of “Inspiration to Publication” as you take an object and create your own 3D AR model. Using the app JigSpace, you will annotate and animate your model to produce a truly engaging visual learning experience.
    Free for all area educators. 
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Contact Us

Kansas City’s Center for Innovation, Discovery, Entrepreneurship & Arts

Explore the Possibilities

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  • Dan & Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space KC

    12200 State Line Road
    Leawood, KS 66209
    913-766-IDEA (4332)

  • Shane A. Foster

  • Kellye Crockett

    Dan & Cassidy Towriss IDEA Space KC
  • Jennifer Dreiling

    Vice President, Advancement