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Lots of fun things for kids and families to do in the Kansas City metro area! Check it out!

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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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at The Coterie: Edward Tulane is a 3-foot tall toy rabbit, beautifully made, with a wardrobe of exquisite clothes. Though he’s made of china and can’t move, he can certainly think. And despite being much loved, he doesn’t love anyone but himself. On a cruise ship, Edward is thrown overboard by mean boys, thus beginning an odyssey that carries him through many years to different owners. After bouts of damage and humiliation, Edward the china rabbit finds he can now open his heart to others. Jan. 27-Mar. 1, 2015; call (816) 474-6552 or TheCoterie.org for tickets or more information.
  • Fairy Tale Village exhibit at Crown Center Shops: Children’s tales come to life as you walk into a world of make-believe to interact with characters from favorite stories and rhymes. Visit the Snow Queen in her Ice Palace. Experience the giant adventures of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Sit in Cinderella’s magic carriage or stroll with “Little Red Riding Hood” through the woods to Grandmother’s house. The interactive exhibit includes a reading area where parents can share their favorite stories with their kids. February 7 – May 3, 2015; Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Closed Easter Sunday, April 5. No admission fee.
  • Out of the Blue: Morphos in March at Powell Gardens: Magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies will flutter about Powell Gardens’ conservatory this March! Experience the conservatory as a tropical rainforest during a new exhibit featuring this gorgeous tropical butterfly. Admission is $10/adults, $4/children ages 5-12 and free for Friends of Powell Gardens. Timed to coincide with spring breaks across the area, the exhibit also will include hands-on learning about rainforest and butterfly conservation both locally and around the world. March 7-31, 10am-4pm, Click here for more information about special weekend events including Why Rainforests Matter and Fancy Nancy Storytelling.

Sunday, February 1, 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.
  • Football Fundays @ Paradise Park: Touchdown! Paradise Park is the best place for football fans. Football Fundays feature 15 TVs throughout the park so you won’t miss the big game any Sunday, all season long! Every Sunday thru Super Bowl Sunday, noon-6pm.
  • The Coterie Dramatic Story Time at the Kansas City Plaza Branch Library: Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children’s books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2pm throughout the 2014-2015 school year. February selection features Anansi and the Talking Melon. Appropriate for all ages.

Monday, February 2, 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, February 3, 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.
  • Tuesday Family Fun Night at PowerPlay South: $15 per person includes a one-time all-you-can-eat buffet, plus a 1-hour unlimited PowerPlay card for rides, attractions, and non-redemption arcade games (includes 40 bonus PowerPoints for redemption) OR $10 for buffet and 1 hour PowerPlay card (does not include bonus PowerPoints); Tuesdays, 4-10pm, PowerPlay Entertainment Center South, 13110 W 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS 66216

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • Family Science Night at the Kansas City Zoo is all about magnets! Find out what they are, what makes them work, and some of the incredible things they do for us. Family Science Night begins at 5:30pm, and is complimentary to the public.

Friday, February 6, 2015

  • BVRC Daddy Daughter Date Night: Special memories await dads and daughters at this unforgettable event. Dance to Top 40 hits provided by a DJ, and enjoy special dances, games and light refreshments. Each couple leaves with a professional photo. Space is limited, so register early! For grades K-5 and Dads; 7-10pm at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park; $50/$62NR per couple (additional daughters $25 each). Pre-registration required by 1/30/15.
  • Olathe  Parks & Rec Daddy Daughter Dance7-10 pm at the Olathe Community Center for ages 5-12, Dancing, refreshments and a photo, $50 per couple ($55 non-residents), additional daughters $20 each
  • Shawnee Parks & Rec Cinderella Ball6-9 pm at the Shawnee Civic Centre for ages 5-13; corsage for the girls, DJ, dinner, prizes and a memento photo, $40 per couple, additional daughters $20 each; Feb. 6 & 7

Saturday, February 7, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Jayhawks for a Cure: For the seventh straight year, the Kansas women’s basketball team will turn pink for the annual Jayhawks for a Cure game. Pink t-shirts will be given to fans (while supplies last) to personalize with a message to support the fight against cancer. Fans can also stop by the Fun Zone to leave a personal message to be displayed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital or the KU Cancer Center. Tickets for the game start at only $5 and for every fan in attendance a dollar will be donated. 7 pm at Allen Fieldhouse, KU Campus, Lawrence, KS
  • 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.
  • Daddy Daughter Dance: Blue Springs6-9 pm at Vesper Hall for ages 4 & up; DJ music, dancing, photos and a full-course dinner buffet, $21/person
  • Shawnee Parks & Rec Cinderella Ball6-9 pm at the Shawnee Civic Centre for ages 5-13; corsage for the girls, DJ, dinner, prizes and a memento photo, $40 per couple, additional daughters $20 each; Feb. 6 & 7

Sunday, February 8, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO. Every second Sunday, enjoy a story time for pre-schoolers at 1:30 pm. Story time is led by librarians from the Kansas City Public Library.
  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14

Monday, February 9, 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.)
  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14
  • 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.
  • Tuesday Family Fun Night at PowerPlay South: $15 per person includes a one-time all-you-can-eat buffet, plus a 1-hour unlimited PowerPlay card for rides, attractions, and non-redemption arcade games (includes 40 bonus PowerPoints for redemption) OR $10 for buffet and 1 hour PowerPlay card (does not include bonus PowerPoints); Tuesdays, 4-10pm, PowerPlay Entertainment Center South, 13110 W 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS 66216

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14
  • Daddy Daughter Night at Chili’s Overland Park: Dads and daughters can enjoy dinner together and be visited by a few special princesses at Chili’s South Overland Park location, 5-9pm. You will have a framed photo to remember your special night! Call to make your reservation: 913-345-0131, 7001 W 119 Street, Overland Park,KS 66209

Thursday, February 12, 2015

  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14
  • Kids Canvas Class at Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join in for some Valentine’s painting fun at Paint, Glaze & Fire! 2:30-4pm, 12683 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213; $20/child, bring a friend and both receive $2 off class price; reservations recommended.

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14
  • Middle School Teen Night @ Paradise Park: Roses are Red; Violets are blue…Paradise Park has a great time that’s especially for you! Celebrate friendship on Valentine’s Day at Teen Night and receive a $20 Fun Card, a personal pizza and a sweet treat from Paradise Café. Features a DJ, ping pong and door prizes for this safe teen night coordinated and sponsored with Lee’s Summit CARES at Paradise Park. 7-10pm; cost: $15 plus tax
  • 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 out of school and you have to work? The Kansas City Zoo offers Safari Day Camp, a one-day themed camp filled with fun and learning for grades K-6. Raving Raptors, Feb. 13 & Dino-mite Dinosaurs, Feb. 16.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $25.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. Reservations recommended for all events. 5:30-8pm; 12683 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Valentine’s Week @ Paradise Park: The Paradise Park Children’s Edutainment Center will feature a truly wonderful week filled with Valentine’s themed fun. Bake delicious, heart-shaped cookies in the interactive kitchen, design your own keepsake Valentine’s cards, and create fun flowers in our art studio. Feb. 8 -14
  • 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, February 15, 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.
  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.

Monday, February 16, 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.)
  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.
  • Kids out of school and you have to work? The Kansas City Zoo offers Safari Day Camp, a one-day themed camp filled with fun and learning for grades K-6. Raving Raptors, Feb. 13 & Dino-mite Dinosaurs, Feb. 16.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.
  • 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.
  • Tuesday Family Fun Night at PowerPlay South: $15 per person includes a one-time all-you-can-eat buffet, plus a 1-hour unlimited PowerPlay card for rides, attractions, and non-redemption arcade games (includes 40 bonus PowerPoints for redemption) OR $10 for buffet and 1 hour PowerPlay card (does not include bonus PowerPoints); Tuesdays, 4-10pm, PowerPlay Entertainment Center South, 13110 W 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS 66216

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.

Friday, February 20, 2015

  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.
  • 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.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.
  • 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.
  • Merriam Parks & Rec Princess Ball5:30-8:30pm at the Irene B. French Community Center for ages 4-12; Snacks, dessert buffet, dancing, games, photo, and raffle, $45 per couple, additional daughters $10 each
  • Gardner Parks & Rec Daddy Daughter Ball6-8:30pm at Gardner Edgerton High School Commons Area for ages 3-10; Music, dancing, crepe dessert bar and a small gift, $35 per couple, additional daughters $15 each
  • Spring Hill Princess Ball6-8pm at the Spring Hill Community Center; Snacks, dancing, face painting, caricatures and giveaways, $30 per couple, additional daughters $10 each
  • Belton Parks & Rec Daddy Daughter Dance/Winter Snow Ball: 6-8pm, at Belton’s Memorial Station; DJ, professional photographer, dancing, appetizers, fun contests, prizes, and a flower for each girl, $40/couple if registered by Feb. 14; after Feb. 14, the cost is $50/couple; $5 for each additional daughter.
  • Kids’ Gardening Club at Powell Gardens: This series features fun gardening activities for kids 6-12 from Feb. – Oct. This month features Tabletop Birdfeeders to help our feathered friends get through the colde winter. Kids will learn about different types of bird feeders and seeds, and will make a tabletop feeder to take home. 1-2pm at Powell Gardens, Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, register by Feb. 18. Click here for prices and to register.

Sunday, February 22, 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.
  • Pirates and Mermaids Week @ Paradise Park: Ahoy, Matey! Arrrr you ready for adventure? Join Paradise Park for this wildly fun week when our Foam Factory becomes the Paradise Park pirate ship. You’ll battle the buccaneers across the foam factory to save the ship and rescue the mermaids! Dress up and join us for a jolly good day of giveaways, photos, and legendary fun! Feb. 15–22; Main event February 21 from 11am-2pm.

Monday, February 23, 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, February 24, 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.
  • Tuesday Family Fun Night at PowerPlay South: $15 per person includes a one-time all-you-can-eat buffet, plus a 1-hour unlimited PowerPlay card for rides, attractions, and non-redemption arcade games (includes 40 bonus PowerPoints for redemption) OR $10 for buffet and 1 hour PowerPlay card (does not include bonus PowerPoints); Tuesdays, 4-10pm, PowerPlay Entertainment Center South, 13110 W 62nd Terr., Shawnee, KS 66216

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Friday, February 27, 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.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • 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, March 1, 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.
  • The Coterie Dramatic Story Time at the Kansas City Plaza Branch Library: Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children’s books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2pm throughout the 2014-2015 school year. March selection features Pigs Ahoy! Appropriate for all ages.

Monday, March 2, 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, March 3, 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.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Family Science Night: Mechanical Mania at the Kansas City Zoo: What do a seesaw, hammer, and broom all have in common? They are machines! Find out what other mechanical wonders are in plain sight at this fun-filled series of FREE hands-on Zoo science nights! For kids K-12; most activities are held in the main administration lobby. 5:30pm, no registration is necessary, all children must be accompanied by an adult.   For more information contact education@fotzkc.org
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Friday, March 6, 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.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • 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.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Paradise Park features Cat in the Hat! You could not, would not want to miss Paradise Park on a day like this.  The Cat in the Hat will come to play to applaud the author’s big birthday! Take great pictures and cut loose!  Enjoy a fun week with Dr. Seuss! noon-2pm, and join Paradise Park for the fun all week leading up to this special day! Sponsored by KCPT.
  • 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.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO. Every second Sunday, enjoy a story time for pre-schoolers at 1:30 pm. Story time is led by librarians from the Kansas City Public Library.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Monday, March 9, 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, March 10, 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, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday, March 13, 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.
  • Paradise Park Middle School Teen Night (sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES): Spring is in the air and tonight’s shindig is packed with plenty of Spring Break fun! Tonight’s Teen Night features the Rock Wall Challenge, a $10 fun card, personal pizza, DJ, ping pong, and other special attractions and giveaways. 7-10pm, $15 plus tax
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $25.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. Reservations recommended for all events. 5:30-8pm; 12683 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, March 14, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • 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, March 15, 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.

Monday, March 16, 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, March 17, 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, March 18, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Friday, March 20, 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.
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • 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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • 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.
  • Kids’ Gardening Club at Powell Gardens: Plant a Terrarium: Kids will learn how to grow and take care of plants plus plant a terrarium to take home! This gardening club series features fun gardening activities for kids 6-12 from Feb. – Oct. This month features 1-2pm at Powell Gardens, children 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, register by Mar. 18. Click here for prices and to register.

Sunday, March 22, 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.

Monday, March 23, 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, March 24, 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, March 25, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • 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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Paradise Park Ollie’s Egg Hunt: Join Ollie for an egg-citing good time in the Outdoor Performance Garden as Paradise Park hosts its annual Easter Eggs-travaganza. Hundreds of hidden eggs await to be found! Plenty of Easter-themed fun for everyone. Admission to Children’s Edutainment Center is required to participate. Egg Hunt takes place at 10:30am & 1:30pm, March 28 & April 4
  • 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.
  • Blue Valley Rec Center Egg Dive: Help find the eggs Peter Rabbit hid in BVRC’s pool! Special eggs can be redeemed for big prizes, and all kids receive a treat bag stuffed with lots of goodies. For ages 1-12; children under five years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult. Chose from two sessions: 9am-10:15am or 10:45am-noon; $15/child, $19/non-residents, use code 352019 to register.

Sunday, March 29, 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.

Monday, March 30, 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, March 31, 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.