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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids @ Museum at Prairiefire: The world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events and fantastic beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere – sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils – have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs and works of art. Some symbolize danger. Others, we think, can bring us luck or joy. Together mythic creatures give shape to humankind’s greatest hopes, fears and most passionate dreams. August 30, 2014-February 1, 2015, Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W. 135 Street, Overland Park, KS 66223. Click here for pricing and to purchase tickets.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Paradise Park Fall Hayrides, through October 31; Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday Noon-10pm, Sunday 1-6pm; (Reservations required after ticket purchase). Before 6pm Saturdays & Sundays don’t miss the petting zoo (open noon-6pm); after 6pm enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate with a hayride ticket! Petting zoo includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs and all the farmyard animals. Hayride is $9.99/person, petting zoo admission is free.
  • The new Paradise Park Zombie Attack Laser Tag Hayride begins Oct. 3 and runs every Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm through October; $12.99/person; Reservations required after ticket purchase. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Union Station Celebrates 100 Years with its Centennial Open HouseOct. 7-Oct. 19 and Oct. 26-Nov. 2! Go to http://www.unionstation.org/100years/ for more information about Union Station, its history and a multitude of special events going on to celebrate Union Station’s historical anniversary.
  • Xtreme Bugs at Union Station: This larger-than-life landscape will transport you into a vivid, dynamic world of bugs, complete with giant, animatronic insects. General admission prices are $12.50/adult; $9.50/child age 3-12; Union Station member ticket prices are $7.50/person for all ages. You can also add on a Science City visit at a reduced rate. Xtreme Bugs runs October 17, 2014-April 12, 2015. Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm.
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead features Pumpkin Hollow, through Oct. 31. Kids (and their parents!) can enjoy climbing a hay pyramid, getting lost in the corn maze, a giant hay slide, the corn bin, and picking their own pumpkins! $8/person admission fee for Pumpkin Hollow. Farmstead admission is free Mon-Thu; $2/person Fri-Sun.
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® at the The Coterie: The beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical® and his friends soar off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to saving Christmas, join Rudolph™ and his friends Clarice™, Hermey the Elf™, and Yukon Cornelius™ as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us. Nov. 4-Jan. 4; call (816) 474-6552 or TheCoterie.org for tickets or more information.
  • Crown Center Ice Terrace: Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice skating rink opens for its 42nd season of great skating fun. Nov. 7, 2014-mid-March 2015. Regular admission is $6, or complimentary for those over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Hours through January: Sun.-Thur., 10am-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-11pm. Feb.-Mar. hours: Mon.-Thur., noon-9pm; Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-9pm.
  • Santa’s Crayola Christmas Land at Crown Center: Children can play on super-sized Crayola products while waiting to tell Santa all their holiday wishes. Santa is in residence Nov. 28-Dec. 24; the Crayola Christmas Land play area is open through December 31. No admission fee; photos with Santa available for a fee. Open during Crown Center Shops holiday hours; open 10am-5pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Holiday Choirs @ Crown Center: Beautiful music fills the halls of Crown Center Nov. 30-Dec. 18 as more than 130 area school, church and community choirs perform on weekdays and Sundays. No admission fee. Go to CrownCenter.com/Choirs for a list of performing choirs.
  • Oliver: The Musical Theater Heritage presents the classic Lionel Bart musical, based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. December 4-21 at the Off Center Theatre, Crown Center. Call (816) 545-6000 or go to MTHKC.com for more information.

Monday, October 13, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

  • Sporting KC Fan Night at the Liberty Corn Maze: Come check out our exciting new corn maze design this fall.  This year’s design celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City. Wear any Sporting KC gear on Wednesday, October 15  or 29 and get $1 off your admission ticket (not to be combined with any other offer or discount). With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can trek through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Wednesdays, Oct. 15 & 29; $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Xtreme Bugs Grand Opening at Union Station: This larger-than-life landscape will transport you into a vivid, dynamic world of bugs, complete with giant, animatronic insects. General admission prices are $12.50/adult; $9.50/child age 3-12; Union Station member ticket prices are $7.50/person for all ages. You can also add on a Science City visit at a reduced rate. Xtreme Bugs runs October 17, 2014-April 12, 2015. Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm.
  • Miami HEAT vs. Golden State Warriors at Sprint Center: Three-time NBA champion Dywane Wade and the Miami HEAT are eager for a return to Sprint Center. Battling the HEAT will be NBA All-Star Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors. 7:30 pm game; Click here to purchase Or enter tiny.cc/nbakc14 into your browser to receive the KC Kids Fun discount! Promo code: kckids.
  • Flashlight Fridays at the Liberty Corn Maze: The Liberty Corn Maze is exciting and challenging at any time, but just imagine trying to navigate the trails at night using only your flashlight! With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can trek through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction…you’ll need both. Every Friday through October 31. 5-10pm, $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

  • Crown Center Spooky Fun October Puppet Shows: A Crown Center tradition continues with performances from the region’s most exciting puppeteers. Scheduled to perform: Bob Kramer Marionettes (October 4), Paul Mesner Puppets (October 11), Clement McCrae Puppets (October 18), StoneLion Puppet Theatre (October 25). Shows at noon and 2pm. No admission fee.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • The Time Warner Cable Engineering Extravaganza: You Dream It!  You Design It!  You Build It!  You Test It! Kids move from station-to-station, building cool things all day long with our fun and wacky technical mentors, or settle in and work on a project for hours. Engineers provides the challenges, the supplies and the engineering guidance; you build whatever you can dream. Fun for the whole family; geared toward kids ages 5-14. Space is limited; 10am-4pm; Pierson Hall in UMKC’s Atterbury Success Center, 5000 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64110, $10/child online, $15 at the door; $1/adult, kids under 3 free. Register at:  http://www.learnscienceandmathclub.org/?q=engineering-extravaganza
  • Shoal Creek Living History Museum Kid Safe Halloween: “Trick or treat” door to door throughout Shoal Creek village. Wear your favorite costume and bring a candy bag. Parents don’t forget your camera! Free admission, Infants to Elementary aged children only; noon-3pm; Shoal Creek Living History Museum; located in Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO  64156
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-4pm at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Midland Railway gives you an old-fashioned train robbery experience with the Maple Leaf Train Robbery rides! In Baldwin, KS, during the Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival. Trains depart 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm. Maple Leaf Festival offers crafts, a carnival and more!
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Celebrate Sporting Kansas City at the Liberty Corn Maze: This year the Liberty Corn Maze celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City! Journey through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Don’t forget to let the little ones check out our rock, rope, and soybean mazes.Every Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Midland Railway gives you an old-fashioned train robbery experience with the Maple Leaf Train Robbery rides! In Baldwin, KS, during the Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival. Trains depart 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm. Maple Leaf Festival offers crafts, a carnival and more!
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Celebrate Sporting Kansas City at the Liberty Corn Maze: This year the Liberty Corn Maze celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City! Journey through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Don’t forget to let the little ones check out our rock, rope, and soybean mazes.Every Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Flashlight Fridays at the Liberty Corn Maze: The Liberty Corn Maze is exciting and challenging at any time, but just imagine trying to navigate the trails at night using only your flashlight! With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can trek through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction…you’ll need both. Every Friday through October 31. 5-10pm, $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Spook Splash at Blue Valley Activity Center: Scare up some fun in our pool. Costumes aren’t allowed, but  there will be plenty of treats, games, and fun. Children under the age of 5 must be within arm’s reach of a swimming adult. $14/$18NR per child, Ages 2-7: 5-6:30pm; Ages 8-12: 7-8:30pm; Blue Valley Activity Center, 6545 W. 151st Street, Overland Park, KS, 66223.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Crown Center Spooky Fun October Puppet Shows: A Crown Center tradition continues with performances from the region’s most exciting puppeteers. Scheduled to perform: Bob Kramer Marionettes (October 4), Paul Mesner Puppets (October 11), Clement McCrae Puppets (October 18), StoneLion Puppet Theatre (October 25). Shows at noon and 2pm. No admission fee.
  • Join Science City at Union Station for the second annual family-fun Halloween event: Spookfest! They will be “Buggin’ Out” with Science all night! Special activities include: Creepy Critters in the Nature Center; Eerie Edibles in the Test Kitchen; Maker Magic in the Maker Studio; Spooky Science Demonstrations and more! 5pm-8pm; $5/USKC members; $7/non-members
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-4pm at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5k: Race participants are encouraged to grab a costume and join us for a fall morning of fun as we run/walk through the streets of Roeland Park! Runner receive recieve chip timing, a short sleeve tech shirt, a finisher’s medal and great post race food and beverages! Lil Pumpkin Fun Run participants will receive a participant shirt and a ribbon. Benefits the students of Horizon Academy.
  • Shawnee Town’s Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests. Snacks are for sale at the event. 6-8:30pm at the grounds of Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th, three blocks west of Nieman Road. All activities are free with a suggested $1 suggested donation to benefit Shawnee Town 1929.
  • Boo at the Zoo: Kids trick-or-treat at the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Fun for kids of all ages! 9:30am-5pm
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Celebrate Sporting Kansas City at the Liberty Corn Maze: This year the Liberty Corn Maze celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City! Journey through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Don’t forget to let the little ones check out our rock, rope, and soybean mazes.Every Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
  • Community Covenant Church Annual Fall Festival: Features games, prizes, inflatables, chili dinner and live music. 5-7pm, admission is 1 non-perishable food item for a local food pantry. To avoid waiting in lines, pre-register at www.cccks.org.
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to Boolievers Trunk-or-Treat, an outreach event to provide a safe evening of Halloween fun for kids and families. Kids and parents are invited to make their way around our Trunk-or-Treat zone to enjoy free treats, games, and fun! 5-7pm, hot dogs, chips and drinks available ($2/meal or $1/item).
  • Boo at the Zoo: Kids trick-or-treat at the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Fun for kids of all ages! 9:30am-5pm
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Celebrate Sporting Kansas City at the Liberty Corn Maze: This year the Liberty Corn Maze celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City! Journey through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Don’t forget to let the little ones check out our rock, rope, and soybean mazes.Every Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • American Top Team HD is hosting its 1st annual Kids Halloween Party: Enjoy trick-or-treating, face-painting, prizes, and the Haunted Gym…at your own risk of course! 4pm–6pm; free admission and open to the public;  and open to everyone, members and non-members; costumes are encouraged! Located at 11227 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215

Monday, October 27, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Kids wear your Halloween costume to the Park Oct 27-31 for a special treat at Paradise Park!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kids wear your Halloween costume to the Park Oct 27-31 for a special treat at Paradise Park!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  • Sporting KC Fan Night at the Liberty Corn Maze: Come check out our exciting new corn maze design this fall.  This year’s design celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City. Wear any Sporting KC gear on Wednesday, October 15  or 29 and get $1 off your admission ticket (not to be combined with any other offer or discount). With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can trek through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Wednesdays, Oct. 15 & 29; $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • Kids wear your Halloween costume to the Park Oct 27-31 for a special treat at Paradise Park!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

  • Kids wear your Halloween costume to the Park Oct 27-31 for a special treat at Paradise Park!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

  • Flashlight Fridays at the Liberty Corn Maze: The Liberty Corn Maze is exciting and challenging at any time, but just imagine trying to navigate the trails at night using only your flashlight! With four large mazes to choose from, visitors can trek through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction…you’ll need both. Every Friday through October 31. 5-10pm, $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • Last day of the season at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead: Kids can still visit Pumpkin Hollow on this final day of the season, and enjoy climbing a hay pyramid, the corn maze, a giant hay slide, and picking their own pumpkins! $8/person admission fee for Pumpkin Hollow. Farmstead admission is free Mon-Thu; $2/person Fri-Sun.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kids wear your Halloween costume to the Park Oct 27-31 for a special treat at Paradise Park!
  • Northland Children Safe Trick or Treat returns to Zona Rosa for its 3rd year! Enjoy a fun, safe and FREE opportunity to Trick or Treat in the presence of local KCPD officers, who help pass out candy. There is a family-friendly interactive Haunted House, kid-friendly games and giveaways; 5-9pm, North of the Town Square on the N. Stoddard Ave. Bridge in Zona Rosa; best suited for children ages 4 to 12.
  • Brookside Trick or Treat Street: Bring your trick-or-treaters to Brookside for a safe evening of tricks and treats! Experience a safe, worry-free event as children enjoy treats from the Brookside merchants. This year trick-or-treaters will be joined by some special guests: Commerce Bank Panda and Sporting Kansas City mascot, Blue. Brookside shopping area, Kansas City, MO, 4pm-6pm, free of charge. 
  • Trick or Treat at Briarcliff: Briarcliff Village provides a fun and safe environment for children under 12 to enjoy Halloween festivities from 4-6pm. This free family event features local merchants, residents, and community groups volunteering to pass out candy and other goodies. Trick-or-treat your way store-to-store throughout the entire center, you may even win a Costume Prize and finish the evening off with crafts at GreenAcres Market!
  • Halloween ‘Ball’ at Pinstripes: Ghosts and goblins of all ages can Trick or Treat at the Overland Park Pinstripes location all day and receive complimentary candy sure to sweeten even the scariest of costumes. Then, Pinstripes will host a Halloween Costume Contest beginning at 8pm; guests of any age can participate. Prizes include Pinstripes parties and gift certificates. Trick or treating available from 10am-9pm at Pinstripes (at Prairiefire), 13500 Nall Ave., Overland Park, Kansas.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

  • Celebrate Sporting Kansas City at the Liberty Corn Maze: This year the Liberty Corn Maze celebrates our 2013 MLS Champions, Sporting Kansas City! Journey through any of the four soccer players or blaze through the Sporting KC logo on an amazing adventure filled with twists and turns. Don’t forget to let the little ones check out our rock, rope, and soybean mazes.Every Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 11 – Nov. 1; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. $10/adult; $8 ages 4-12; 3 & under free.
  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
  • Wilderness Run: Run or walk through the village and woods of Shoal Creek, family fun for all ages. 9-11am; Shoal Creek Living History Museum; located in Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO  64156.
  • Fall Family Fun Day: Hay rides, fall crafts and village brought to life with 19th century re-enactors. Admission is free; 11am-1pm; Shoal Creek Living History Museum; located in Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO  64156.
  • KC Zoo Great Pumpkin Smash! Watch a wide variety of zoo animals crush, kick, bounce, eat and play with big orange pumpkins throughout the day. Pumpkin smashes are at scheduled times from 10am-3:30pm at the Kansas City Zoo.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

Monday, November 3, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

  • Arrival of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree @ Crown Center Square: The first sign of the holiday season arrives at Crown Center, the culmination of a journey from Oregon. The 100-foot-tall tree arrives at 9am Nov. 6 and is put into its stand at approximately 10am, Friday, Nov. 7!

Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Walking with Dinosaurs: T-Rex Mask @ Sprint Center: Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when this spectacular productions returns to Kansas City! Nov. 7-9; multiple ticket times available.
  • Mayor’s Christmas Tree @ Crown Center Square: The first sign of the holiday season arrives at Crown Center! The 100-foot-tall tree is put into its stand at approximately 10am.
  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Opening Day: Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice skating rink opens for its 42nd season of great skating fun. Enjoy complimentary skating, coffee and hot chocolate from 6am-9am on opening day! Regular admission is $6, or complimentary for those over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Hours through January: Sun.-Thur., 10am-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-11pm. Feb.-Mar. hours: Mon.-Thur., noon-9pm; Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-9pm.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Mom & Son Prom at Blue Valley Activity Center: It’s mom and son time made extra special! Dance to Top 40 hits while enjoying treats and beverages. A keepsake portrait and rose for mom included. Don’t miss the free photo booth to capture your favorite memories. For children grades K-5 with an adult, $45/$56 (non-resident) per couple ($20 per additional son). Blue Valley Activity Center, 6545 W. 151st Street, Overland Park, KS, 66223.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

  • MOPS Fall Boutique: Get some holiday shopping done with local vendors! Free admission, open to the public, $1 Raffle tickets. 10am-2pm at Indian Creek Community Church, 12480 S Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66062.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

9th Annual Holiday Lighting: Join The Village at Briarcliff as they kick off the holiday season for the 9th Annual Holiday Lighting, from 4:30-7:30pm! This very special FREE Family event features free photos with Santa, free face painting, and arts & crafts, plus performances by the 5 Star Jazz Band, State Line Drive, and Studio 10 Dancers. The lighting countdown begins at 7pm.

Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28, 2014

  • Santa’s Arrival at Crown Center: Santa Claus arrives at the Crown Center Shops in a horse-drawn carriage to kick off the holiday season. Perry the Penguin, Tip from Crayola and other characters help greet Jolly Ol’ St. Nick. Families can join Santa as he makes his way to Crayola Christmas Land, where he resides through December 24. 10am, no admission fee.
  • Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Crown Center: The 100-foot-tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree, one of the nation’s tallest, is the centerpiece for an illuminating holiday celebration. Mayor Sly James and a celebrity guest will flip the switch to light the tree. The tree is a symbol of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which is dedicated to assisting the city’s less fortunate. Program begins at 5:30pm. No admission fee.
  • The Wizard of Oz: The story of Dorothy and her dog Toto has been a favorite American fairy tale for 75 years. Puppeteer Kraig Kensinger will bring the story to life through the medium of puppetry in a show for all ages. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. All ages $5.00 per person; call (816) 833-9777 for reservations. 11am & 2pm; Presented at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

  • The Wizard of Oz: The story of Dorothy and her dog Toto has been a favorite American fairy tale for 75 years. Puppeteer Kraig Kensinger will bring the story to life through the medium of puppetry in a show for all ages. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. All ages $5.00 per person; call (816) 833-9777 for reservations. 11am & 2pm; Presented at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052.

Sunday, November 30, 2014