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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.
  • Tadpole Tales at SEA LIFE: Attention all toddlers! Join SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City for its newest program, Tadpole Tales. This program is designed exclusively for children ages 2-5 years old and they can participate in the program for one low price! Kids will get hands-on story time with a SEA LIFE Educator, make a sea creature craft, and have access to SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City, all for one ticket! Guests can book their visit through our special Parent + Toddler ticket, where one adult and one toddler (ages 3-5) can enter the attraction for $21. The Tadpole Tales program will be at 10:30 and 11:30 am every Monday-Thursday. Click here to book your ticket today!
  • Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites at Crown Center: This exhibit transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books into 3-dimensional play and learning environments. Books include The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Snowy Day, Where’s Spot?, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Abuela, and Tuesday. Discover a love of reading in the exhibit’s immersive environment. Exhibit hours: May 23-Sept. 7; Mon.-Fri., 10am-6pm; Sat., 10am-7pm; Sun., 11am-6pm; Open 11am-6pm on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Complimentary admission.
  • Nature Connects 2 LEGO Art Exhibit at Powell Gardens Opens: See what happens when you combine more than 300,000 LEGO bricks into 14 scenes from the natural world. Ranging in size from 6 inches to 6 feet, a variety of creatures are represented in the exhibit, including a regal Bald Eagle, a giant Monarch butterfly on milkweed and birds taking on the squirrels at a bird feeder. Nature Connects 2 will be open during regular Garden hours and will include educational activities and special performances, such as a hands-on LEGO® brick building station, LEGO® brick design competitions, storytelling, discovery stations, Paul Mesner Puppets performances and more. Open May 2 – Sept. 7, 2015.
  • Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries at Museum at Prairiefire: Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries explores how paleontologists today are using an incredible array of new technologies, discoveries and ideas to investigate and reinterpret many of the most persistent and puzzling mysteries of dinosaurs. Through August 30, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Scavenger Saturdays for Families @ Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required. 10am–3pm, third Saturdays of the month at Kemper Museum; free, no registration required
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents

Sunday, May 17, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • 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, May 19, 2015

  • 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.
  • Tots on Tuesday @ Kemper Museum: Story-time, songs, art inspired conversation, and hands-on art making led by a librarian and museum educator. 11am–noon, third Tuesday of each month, ages 3–5, Drop-in, no registration necessar

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

  • 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 Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; reservations recommended. 6:30-8:30pm; 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • Reader’s World Lee’s Summit Storytime: Join us every Friday at 11 am for a free story time session. We have stories, crafts and a snack. For ages 2-6; Reader’s World Lee’s Summit, 983 NE Rice Road, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Lee’s Summit ‘A Fair To Remember': Lee’s Summit is celebrating 150 years with an old-fashioned County Fair event! Activities include a Baby Contest; petting zoo and pony rides, antique tractor display, folk music & dancing, funnel cakes, the first FREE concert in the Paradise Park Performance Garden, and much more! Located at Paradise Park, May 22: 5-11pm; May 23: 10am-11pm
  • Schlitterbahn Water Park Kansas City Opening Day: Enjoy a ride on Verrückt, the world’s tallest water slide, or enjoy a slightly more relaxing pace on the interconnected river system that takes you through more than a mile of rapids, currents, and tidal waves. Get on towering water slides, ride the waves on the Boogie Bahn surf ride, or enjoy the play areas created just for little ones, complete with 13 mini slides. Click here for more information.
  • KC Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium: Enjoy world-class baseball and a little Show-Me-State rivalry at Kauffman Stadium! The 7:10pm game features post-game fireworks and fan-favorite Buck Night, where all hot dogs and peanuts cost $1.
  • KC T-Bones vs. Lincoln Saltdogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark: Enjoy dinner at the Legends, followed by some T-Bones fun, including an appearance by Falcon Skydiving Team! 7:05pm

Saturday, May 23, 2015

  • Gridiron Glory Opening Day at Union Station: Attention football fans! Gridiron Glory is the biggest traveling exhibition ever created on America’s favorite sport and includes more than 200 football artifacts, photos and rare documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collection will be on display . . . some for the very first time. Opens at 10am. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
  • Lee’s Summit ‘A Fair To Remember': Lee’s Summit is celebrating 150 years with an old-fashioned County Fair event! Activities include a Baby Contest; petting zoo and pony rides, antique tractor display, folk music & dancing, funnel cakes, the first FREE concert in the Paradise Park Performance Garden, and much more! Located at Paradise Park, May 22: 5-11pm; May 23: 10am-11pm
  • Storyland: A Trip though Childhood Favorites Opening Day: Discover the love of reading in Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, where seven beloved children’s picture books come to life as three-dimensional, interactive play and learning environments. This free exhibit is open at Crown Center, May 23-Sept. 7, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents
  • Twice the fun at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun: Oceans of Fun is celebrating Opening Day with a 2-for-1 deal: For the price of one admission, you can enjoy both parks. Let’s hope the weather clears up for some fun in the sun!
  • KC Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium: Enjoy world-class baseball and a little Show-Me-State rivalry at Kauffman Stadium! 6:25pm
  • KC T-Bones vs. Lincoln Saltdogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark: Enjoy dinner at the Legends, followed by some T-Bones fun, including post-game fireworks! 7:05pm
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

  • Kansas City Symphony Celebration at the Station: Kick off your summer with the largest free Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest. The Kansas City Symphony, led by Music Director Michael Stern, performs patriotic favorites. Kids activities, including a drum safari and instrument petting zoo begin at 1:15pm. Performance begins at 8pm, followed by fireworks at 9:45pm. All activities take place at Union Station. Click here for a complete schedule of events.
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents
  • KC Royals vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Kauffman Stadium: Enjoy world-class baseball and a little Show-Me-State rivalry at Kauffman Stadium! The 1:10pm game features Family Fun Day, complete with a pre-game autograph session, face painting, and tons of interactive fun and special deals for the kids!
  • KC T-Bones vs. Lincoln Saltdogs at CommunityAmerica Ballpark: Enjoy dinner at the Legends, followed by some T-Bones fun, including post-game fireworks! 7:05pm
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

  • The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is America’s only museum dedicated to examining the personal experiences of the Great War and its enduring impact. As we commemorate the Centennial of World War I (2014-19), the museum is honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during a special Memorial Day Weekend. Events include the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, and free admission and a public Memorial Day ceremony (beginning at 10am) on May 25. There are many other activities happening throughout the weekend as well.
  • Kansas City ZooBeginning May 25, the zoo begins extended hours through Labor Day: 8am-4pm on weekdays; 8am-5pm on weekends.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

  • 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, May 27, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

  • 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.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • Reader’s World Lee’s Summit Storytime: Join us every Friday at 11 am for a free story time session. We have stories, crafts and a snack. For ages 2-6; Reader’s World Lee’s Summit, 983 NE Rice Road, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

  •  Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Spring Living History Weekends at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: Enjoy spring farming activities, stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cooking demonstrations and exhibits in the Heritage Center. Some activities take place outside. Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, Sundays 12 – 4 pm; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS; $7 adults, $5 ages 5-11, $2 off for Olathe residents
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

  • 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, June 2, 2015

  • 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.
  • LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build: Beginning at 5pm, visit your local LEGO Store on the first Tuesday of every month and you can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. One free per child; for children ages 6-14 only. At the LEGO Store in Oak Park Mall, Overland Park, KS

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

  • 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.
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

  •  Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Thomas & Friends Celebration Tour 2015: Kids can ride in their favorite tank engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a variety of activities including the Imagination Station, arts and crafts, storytelling, and the chance to meet Sir Topham Hatt! May 29-31, and June 5-7, 2015; Tickets are $19 in advance; Midland Railway, 1515 W. High Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Click here or call (913) 721-1211 for more information and to purchase tickets. Note: We strongly recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time, tickets are often sold out by the day of event. 
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Monday, June 8, 2015

  • 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, June 9, 2015

  • 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.
  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Pop ‘n Play at the Johnson County Museum: Join the Johnson County Museum for activities designed especially for your 9 month-3 year olds. $1 per child, members FREE. Drop-in program, registration not required. Maximum of three children per adult. Children must be supervised at all times. 9-11am at Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS, 913-715-2550. Takes place the second Wednesday each month.
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Friday, June 12, 2015

  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • 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.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Spring Family Fun Days: Lil’ Sports: Bring your lil’ sports fans out to Sprint Family Fun Days at the Kansas City Power & Light District. The Sprint Family Fun series events are held on 14th Street between Main Street & Walnut Street in the Kansas City Power & Light District from 11am-3pm, every second Saturday of the month May – October. Admission to the event is free. Fees apply for premium activities.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • The Wiz at Theatre in the Park:  Ease on down the road and enjoy this pop-version of The Wizard of Oz, at with Theatre in the Park’s 2015 season premiere. June 5-7 and 10-13; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

  • Camelot at Starlight Theatre: The first show of Starlight’s 2015 Broadway Series, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. June 9-14, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

Monday, June 15, 2015

  • 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, June 16, 2015

  • 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, June 17, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

  • Annie at Starlight Theatre: One of the world’s best-loved musicals returns to KC with a national Broadway cast. This delightful tale of everyone’s favorite little orphan girl follows Annie from the orphanage to the back alleys of New York City to the mansion of Daddy Warbucks, who gives her a home and changes her life. June 19-21, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • 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.
  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Annie at Starlight Theatre: One of the world’s best-loved musicals returns to KC with a national Broadway cast. This delightful tale of everyone’s favorite little orphan girl follows Annie from the orphanage to the back alleys of New York City to the mansion of Daddy Warbucks, who gives her a home and changes her life. June 19-21, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • Annie at Starlight Theatre: One of the world’s best-loved musicals returns to KC with a national Broadway cast. This delightful tale of everyone’s favorite little orphan girl follows Annie from the orphanage to the back alleys of New York City to the mansion of Daddy Warbucks, who gives her a home and changes her life. June 19-21, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Monday, June 22, 2015

  • 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, June 23, 2015

  • 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, June 24, 2015

  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Friday, June 26, 2015

  • 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.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Westside Story at Theatre in the Park: It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in this classic, well-choreographed musical that showcases the growing tensions between two cultures, living side-by-side in America. June 19-21 and 24-27; 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. Buy tickets online or in person at the box office; $8/general admission adult ticket, $6/general admission youth (age 4-10), children 3 and under are free but require a ticket. Box office opens at 6pm on show nights; gates to the theatre seating area open at 6:30pm, and performances begin at 8:30pm.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

  • Future Stages Festival: Celebrating diversity in the arts, Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts showcases youth in the performing arts. This FREE community event includes family-friendly interactive activities and a diverse range of arts experiences for the whole family…plus, it’s a great way to experience one of KC’s most magnificent buildings! Future Stages Festival is open to the public on Sunday, June 28, 11am–4pm. All ages are welcome. No tickets required.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO
  • Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series: Enjoy free concerts on Sunday evenings in May and June at the new Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music. 6pm at the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street and Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

Monday, June 29, 2015

  • 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, June 30, 2015

  • PIPPIN at Starlight Theatre: PIPPIN, Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical, is full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked. This unforgettable new production, the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, tells the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling! Not recommended for children 8 or younger. June 30-July 5, 2015; Show begins at 8pm; ticket prices vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 816.363.7827, or click here to purchase online.
  • 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.