Wonderscope Children’s Museum

Posted September 28, 2015 10:00pm by Jane

Wonderscope-logo-for-webLearn. Play. Grow.

That’s what Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City promises, and that’s definitely what your kids will get out of the Wonderscope experience! Located in Shawnee, KS, Wonderscope lets your kiddos learn while enjoying the themed interactive play areas in the building.

This Saturday, Oct. 3, with the price of admission, you will also have access to Science Saturday. This week’s theme is Dive Into WonderspookOceanography, and kids will get to handle sea life specimen, learn about the ocean’s regions, and even pilot a submersible rover. And don’t miss WonderSpook on Oct. 31, when Wonderscope will celebrate Halloween with trick or treating, a costume contest, balloon entertainment, a Dino O’Dell concert, and more.

As for the rest of Wonderscope, my kids love that the pretend play usually involves very grown up activities, especially in the Farm to Market area, where kids get to learn about life on the farm and where their food comes from, Ready Vet Go, a kid-sized veterinary clinic, and the Baby Nursery, which is a nice way for a big brother- or sister-to-be to learn how to be gentle with babies. Beyond the “real life” experiences, Wonderscope also has great activities that expose kids to art, science and nature in fun (and adorable) ways too, including Raceways, Lego® Ocean Adventure, and Artworks.

wonderscope vetIf you have little ones (2 or younger) a couple of nice features at Wonderscope include the Small Wonders room, which caters to the 6 months-2 year old set, and the fact that almost all of the other activities take place in a classroom-sized space, so it’s easy to keep an eye on everyone in the room.

Wonderscope is located at 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203. During the school year, Wonderscope is open Sundays, noon-5pm; Tuesday-Fridays, 10am-4pm; and Saturdays, 10am-5pm. It is closed on Mondays (except for major holidays). It is also closed for cleaning Oct. 4&5, 2015. General Admission is $7/person; $6/person for seniors 60 and older; $4/child ages 1 & 2; and free for children under 1. Click here for more information and to plan your visit. If you’re a frequent flyer, Wonderscope also offers an annual membership option.

Images courtesy of Wonderscope.

Science City kidFest Giveaway!

Posted September 23, 2015 7:37am by Jane

kidFEST_560x90Congratulations to Lisa D. from Shawnee! You are the KC Kids Fun giveaway winner of a 4-pack of tickets to Science City and kidFest, happening tomorrow at Science City!!!

We are excited to present another fun giveaway, courtesy of Union Station’s Science City! But act quickly, because this one will be gone in a flash! The lucky winner of the Science City kidFest Giveaway will get a 4-pack of tickets to Science City, good for admission to Science City and kidFest.

kidFest is a family-friendly day of science play, happening at Science City this Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10am-5pm. Dedicated to early childhood learning, this fun day will include all kinds of things to rev up your kids’ interest in science, including a H3TV Performance, Dino O’Dell Performance, QBOX Design Contest, Petting Farm, Sensory Activities, Bubbles, Balloon Artists & Face painting, a Special Planetarium Schedule, and more. Click here for a complete schedule of kidFest activities.

While we can only have one winner, everyone should know that Science City is offering special pricing for children aged 12 and under for kidFest. Click here for full details and to purchase tickets.

**How to enter? Leave a comment below with your first name and the city you live in.  We will be accepting entries (comment below) through noon Central Time on Friday, Sept 25, 2015. One (1) lucky winner will be randomly selected after noon on Friday, and notified via a post on this page, and on the KC Kids Fun Facebook and Twitter pages. Good Luck!*


*Must be 18 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winners consent to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winners release all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

ONE (1) winner will be randomly selected, and will receive one (1) 4-pack of Science City tickets, up to a $50 value, good for Science City admission and kidFest on Sept. 26, 2015

Image courtesy of Science City.

2015 Kansas City Pumpkin Patch Directory

Posted September 20, 2015 11:02pm by Kiran

carolyns-country-cousins-pumpkins-already-pickedI can’t remember ever being ready for the Pumpkin Patch this early in September, but with the beautiful, crisp fall weather we’re enjoying,  my kids are ready to head to the closest pumpkin patch! Below is a listing of KC Kids Fun’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch/Fruit Orchard listing for Kansas City-area residents to enjoy.

If I’ve overlooked your favorite pumpkin patch or orchard…please leave a comment and we’ll get it added.  Also – if you operate one of these businesses and would like to purchase a Sponsored Listing (affording you prime, top-of-list placement along with a graphic) please contact me at kiran@kckidsfun.com. It’s just that easy!

Sponsored Listings

carolynsCarolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch (Liberty, MO) Bring the family to our 50-acre U-pick pumpkin patch, open Sept. 19 – Oct. 31 (10am – 7pm).  Activities are available for the whole family including: trike path, petting farm, corn dig, train rides, Lil’ Farmer’s play yard, and much more! Weekends feature Uncle Lester’s pig races, live entertainment & delicious fall foods. 


officialLogoKC Pumpkin Patch (Olathe, KS) Come visit us at our NEW location in Olathe at 13875 S. Gardner Rd! Conveniently located off 135th Street and Gardner Road, just west of K-7.  You won’t believe your eyes when you see our new, improved pumpkin patch! We’ve brought back all of your favorite activities: Pumpkins Galore – Slide Mountain – Goat Walk – Zip Lines – Jumping Pillow – Outdoor Farm Games – Gourd Gun – Mazes to Explore – and more! Fall season- open 7 days a week!  Sept 26- Oct 31, 2015.

General Listings


Alldredge Orchards (Platte City) – apples, pumpkins, playground and more!

Carolyn’s Country Cousins (Liberty, MO) – pumpkin patch and educational farm, petting farm, corn dig, wagon rides, train rides and more.

Liberty Corn Maze (Liberty, MO) – nothing to pick, but four large corn mazes to run through for some autumn fun!

Looper Farms (Holt, MO – just north of Clay County on I-35) – u-pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, trainrides

Pumpkins, Etc. (Platte City, MO) – pumpkins, mums, haystacks and fall decor

Red Barn Farm (Weston, MO) – pumpkins, animals, hayrides and corn maze

Schweizer’s Orchard (St. Joseph, MO) – pick your own apples and pumpkins!


Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm (Kansas City, MO – south of I-470) – a TON of family-friendly fun! Open October 1-31

Annual Pumpkin Patch for DeLaSalle School - Sat October 3, 2015, 10am-2pm, Brookside Park (56th St at Brookside Blvd, KCMO)  features pumpkins, ponies, inflatables and music!  Admission is free with donation suggested  for pumpkins.

Pumpkin Patch at the Kansas City Zoo – Hoots and Howls features tons of Halloween fun, including a pumpkin patch

Eastern Jackson County, MO:

Sibley Orchards (Sibley, Jackson County, MO) – apples, pumpkins, hayrides & cider!

Cass County, MO (just south of KCMO):

The Berry Patch (just south of Leawood & Martin City) – u-pick blackberries available until the first hard fall freeze; u-pick blueberries still available (as of mid-Sept.)

Dunn’s Cider Mill (Belton, MO) – cider and donuts!

Johnson Farms (Belton, MO) – you pick pumpkins, playground, animals and more!

Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch (Pleasant Hill, MO) – HUGE cornfield maze, pumpkins and variety of activities

Johnson County, KS:

Blue Valley Recreation – Annual Family Fall Festival. Saturday 10/17/15, 1-4pm at the Rec Complex, fields 2-4, 9701 W. 137th St., OPKS.  Ages 9 and under. Games, face painting, petting zoo, huge kites, horse-drawn hayrides, clowns, inflatables, & refreshments! First 500 registered receive a pumpkin and a treat bucket. $5; non residents: $6. Register by calling 913.685.6000 or online.

Deanna Rose Farmstead Pumpkin Hollow – horse-drawn hayride, hay slide, kids activities and pumpkins

Hickory Creek Ranch (Spring Hill, KS) – pumpkin patch, pony rides, haunted hayride and many more kids activities; weekends in October

KC Pumpkin Patch (Olathe, KS) – Pumpkins and tons of kids entertainment

Wagon Wheel Orchard (Gardner, KS) – fall apples and pears.  Be sure to check the picking report!


Miami County, KS (just south of Johnson County, KS):

Louisburg Cider Mill and Country Store (Louisburg, KS) – pumpkin patch, corn maze, cider, donuts and fun activities!

Powell Pumpkin Patch (Louisburg, KS) – you pick pumpkins, playground, hayrides, corn maze

Douglas County, KS (just west of Johnson County, KS):

Pendleton’s Country Market (Lawrence, KS) – pick your own pumpkins and more

Schaakes Pumpkin Patch (Lawrence, KS) – you pick pumpkins, hayrides, mazes, animals

Wyandotte County, KS:

Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch (Bonner Springs, KS) – pumpkins, corn maze, tractor pull

Leavenworth County, KS:

Lamborn Farm (Leavenworth, KS) – pumpkins, local honey, and fall-themed activities throughout Fall Festival


Image courtesy of Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch.