Focus on the Family welcomes visitors to the ministry's Welcome Center in Colorado Springs. There, guests can become better acquainted with the ministry via a self-guided walking tour of that building, as well as have fun with their children in the Kid's Korner play area and Whit's End Soda Shoppe.
The Welcome Center has had more than three million guests walk through its doors since its opening in 1994, and is located next to our on-campus bookstore.
Our guided tours take place Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please call ahead to confirm tour times.
Families can enjoy a 170-seat theater featuring films like Welcome Home – a glimpse into the heart behind our ministry – The Last Chance Detectives and other presentations.
Attractions include a kids' play area with a three-story slide, Whit's End Soda Shoppe, birthday party rooms, the G. Harvey Art Gallery and the Solid Grounds coffee bar. For the safety of all children, we ask that an adult stay with children under the age of 16 and that there be one adult for every five children in your group.
Additional expansions include the Discovery Emporium, complete with a puppet stage, reading area, KYDS' Radio Studio, two birthday party rooms (J&J Antiques and the Odyssey Fire Station), an area for toddlers (Camp What-A-Nut), the Foley Museum and the Narnia Adventure Room.
Find information on attending a broadcast taping, or call our 24-hour visitor hotline at (719) 531-3328. To reserve one of our free Birthday Party rooms, please call (719) 531-3400 ext. 1906. Focus on the Family is ready to welcome you on your next visit!
Downstairs in the Welcome Center, young visitors will love the newly expanded Kid's Korner. One of the main attractions is A-Bend-A-Go, a three-story corkscrew slide that's 76 feet long. Riders must be at least 43 ½ inches tall and no taller than 5'9". Safety guidelines are upheld.
You will also get a chance to visit Whit's End, which is a turn-of-the-century soda fountain straight from the popular Adventures in Odyssey audio and video series.
Your child can record his or her voice on an actual Adventures in Odyssey episode written just for KYDS Radio. The complimentary CD you'll take home is sure to become a family keepsake.
Even toddlers (ages 0-4) get a chance to play safely in this room we designed especially for them.