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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.
  • In celebration of the 125th birthday of Thomas Hart Benton, view a display at the National World War I Museum’s Research Center describing the impact of Benton’s U.S. Naval experience in 1918 as a camoufleur and draftsman and how these experiences influenced his development as an artist. Included with Museum admission and free for members. On display during Museum hours from Apr 19-Oct 12.
  • 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.
  • Rosa Parks and The Montgomery Bus Boycott @ The Coterie: When Rosa Parks, a black, upstanding citizen of the community, refuses to give up her seat to a white man, she is jailed, giving the black community of Montgomery, AL, an opportunity to stage a boycott to protest bus segregation. A new young pastor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is selected as the leader of the newly formed Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that will lead the boycott. With keen intensity and uplifting songs of the period, a dynamic cast reveals this compelling story. September 23 – October 19, 2014, 816-474-6552 or TheCoterie.org.
  • Crown Center District Fall Homeschool Week: Enjoy all the Crown Center District has to offer during Fall Homeschool Week. You’ll find special offers at Union Station, SEA LIFE, Screenland Crown Center, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Kaleidoscope, the Hallmark Visitors Center, The Coterie, as well as the Sheraton and Westin Kansas City hotels. September 29 – October 4, 2014; visit CrownCenterDistrict.com for more information.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Paradise Park Fall Hayrides, through October 31; Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday Noon-10pm, Sunday 1-6pm; (Reservations required after ticket purchase). Before 6pm Saturdays & Sundays don’t miss the petting zoo (open noon-6pm); after 6pm enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate with a hayride ticket! Petting zoo includes goats, sheep, pot-bellied pigs and all the farmyard animals. Hayride is $9.99/person, petting zoo admission is free.
  • The new Paradise Park Zombie Attack Laser Tag Hayride begins Oct. 3 and runs every Friday and Saturday, 7-10pm through October; $12.99/person; Reservations required after ticket purchase. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Monday, September 29, 2014

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

  • Family Science Night at the KC Zoo: Kitchen Chemistry: The words “Science Lab” and “Kitchen” are not usually linked together. But did you know that common household items found in your kitchen can be used to make AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS? Part of a free, fun-filled series of hands-on Zoo science nights for families to enjoy! No registration necessary.

Friday, October 3, 2014

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Crown Center Spooky Fun October Puppet Shows: A Crown Center tradition continues with performances from the region’s most exciting puppeteers. Scheduled to perform: Bob Kramer Marionettes (October 4), Paul Mesner Puppets (October 11), Clement McCrae Puppets (October 18), StoneLion Puppet Theatre (October 25). Shows at noon and 2pm. No admission fee.
  • Meet Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat at Paradise Park! Meeting Curious George is a FREE event; hayrides and other park entertainment are offered at an additional cost.
  • Fairy Tales on the Bench: Travelling Russian Puppeteers perform a variety of Russian-flavored stories. Create-a-Puppet workshops after every performance for an additional fee. 11am & 2pm; all ages $5/person; call for reservations. Presented at the Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052, 816-833-9777, hazelle.org
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-4pm at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • Celebrate the autumn season at the tenth annual City of Shawnee Scarecrow Festival. Complete with kids activities, Farmers’ Market, scarecrow building, and pumpkin painting. Free admission, activities are no cost. Shawnee City Hall, 9am-noon.
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Monday, October 6, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

  • Magic Woods: Magic Woods brings enchantment to nearly 1,000 visitors each fall. Mother Nature sprinkles kids with ‘fairy dust’ so they understand the language of the animals. After watching skits detailing wildlife, visitors enjoy the Lakeside Nature Center, munch on popcorn and hot chocolate; and enjoy crafts, face painting and tattoos. The animals are portrayed by actors from the Coterie Theater, not to mention Eco-Elvis and Eric the Magician. $5.00 per person; kids 3 and under are free, 6-9pm, Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132. Email folnc@crn.org, or call 816-513-8960 for more information.
  • Paradise Park Teen Night: Includes a $5 Fun card, Zombie Attack Laser Tag Hayride, Music & Giveaways! Tickets are $15 plus tax; click here to pre-purchase tickets. Note: Zombie Attack Hayride seating is limited and will sell out. TEEN NIGHT is hosted at Paradise Park on the second Friday of every month for ages 12-15. Student ID or parent registration required for entrance.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

  • Sprint Family Fun Days Fall Festival: Kids can enjoy pony rides, a haybale maze, a mechanical bull, puppet show and more! Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at restaurants and shops in the Power & Light District. Plus, live entertainment by Mr. Stinky Feet and StoneLion Puppets!11am-3pm at 14th Street between Main & Walnut in the Kansas City Power & Light District.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!
  • Crown Center Spooky Fun October Puppet Shows: A Crown Center tradition continues with performances from the region’s most exciting puppeteers. Scheduled to perform: Bob Kramer Marionettes (October 4), Paul Mesner Puppets (October 11), Clement McCrae Puppets (October 18), StoneLion Puppet Theatre (October 25). Shows at noon and 2pm. No admission fee.
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-4pm at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • Shoal Creek Living History Museum Harvest Festival: Are you yearning for a simpler time?  Join us for an old-fashioned County Fair, including entertainment for all ages: Historical Games, Face Painting, Kettle Corn, Cake Walk, Wagon and Pony Rides, Blue Ribbon Judging for Jellies and Jams, Pumpkins for sale, and much more! 10am-4:30pm; $5 per person (5 & under free); Shoal Creek Living History Museum; located in Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO  64156
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Magic Woods: Magic Woods brings enchantment to nearly 1,000 visitors each fall. Mother Nature sprinkles kids with ‘fairy dust’ so they understand the language of the animals. After watching skits detailing wildlife, visitors enjoy the Lakeside Nature Center, munch on popcorn and hot chocolate; and enjoy crafts, face painting and tattoos. The animals are portrayed by actors from the Coterie Theater, not to mention Eco-Elvis and Eric the Magician. $5.00 per person; kids 3 and under are free, 5-9pm, Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd, KCMO 64132. Email folnc@crn.org, or call 816-513-8960 for more information.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • 4th Annual Bill Cross 5K Walk/Run for BackSnack at Zona Rosa: In memory of Bill Cross, former Mayor of Gladstone and a teacher, coach, administrator, mentor and role model for more than 35,000 area students. All funds raised support Feed Northland Kids. Registration $25/adult & $12/child age 6-18. A kids .5k will take place at conclusion of main 5K and is $5 for each child. More information and registration link at www.feednorthlandkids.org.
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Monday, October 13, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Miami HEAT vs. Golden State Warriors at Sprint Center: Three-time NBA champion Dywane Wade and the Miami HEAT are eager for a return to Sprint Center. Battling the HEAT will be NBA All-Star Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors. 7:30 pm game; Click here to purchase Or enter tiny.cc/nbakc14 into your browser to receive the KC Kids Fun discount! Promo code: kckids.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • KC Zoo Hoots & Howls: Enjoy spooky (not scary) activities and entertainment from 10am-3pm at the Zoo! Cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and show off your artistic side with chalk art and face painting. Shake your ghoul thing at the Monster Mash Bash. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo, create a wild craft and hear a spooky take in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins.
  • Midland Railway gives you an old-fashioned train robbery experience with the Maple Leaf Train Robbery rides! In Baldwin, KS, during the Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival. Trains depart 10am, noon, 2pm & 4pm. Maple Leaf Festival offers crafts, a carnival and more!
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Monday, October 20, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Crown Center Spooky Fun October Puppet Shows: A Crown Center tradition continues with performances from the region’s most exciting puppeteers. Scheduled to perform: Bob Kramer Marionettes (October 4), Paul Mesner Puppets (October 11), Clement McCrae Puppets (October 18), StoneLion Puppet Theatre (October 25). Shows at noon and 2pm. No admission fee.
  • Heartland Center Open Adventures: Families can enjoy outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-4pm at Heartland Center, 16965 NW 45 Hwy, Kansas City MO 64152, 816-891-1078.
  • 2nd Annual Great Pumpkin Race 5k: Race participants are encouraged to grab a costume and join us for a fall morning of fun as we run/walk through the streets of Roeland Park! Runner receive recieve chip timing, a short sleeve tech shirt, a finisher’s medal and great post race food and beverages! Lil Pumpkin Fun Run participants will receive a participant shirt and a ribbon. Benefits the students of Horizon Academy.
  • Shawnee Town’s Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests. Snacks are for sale at the event. 6-8:30pm at the grounds of Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th, three blocks west of Nieman Road. All activities are free with a suggested $1 suggested donation to benefit Shawnee Town 1929.
  • Boo at the Zoo: Kids trick-or-treat at the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Fun for kids of all ages! 9:30am-5pm
  • Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Farmstead: Old-fashioned lanterns and carved pumpkins light the (spooky) way for trick-or-treaters. Oct 17-18 & 24-25; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park, KS. Advance tickets $8; $10 at the door.
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving: Join SEA LIFE Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday in October at 2pm for Underwater Pumpkin Carving! Watch as divers compete for title of the best pumpkin carver during this once yearly activity. To book your visit, click here.
  • Davey Jones Bones at SEA LIFE Aquarium: Davey Jones Bones will give kids the opportunity to visit Davey Jones pirate ship and hear spooky tales of the deep. Kids can also feel some of the creepy things found at the bottom of the ocean. Oct. 25-26 & Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
  • Community Covenant Church Annual Fall Festival: Features games, prizes, inflatables, chili dinner and live music. 5-7pm, admission is 1 non-perishable food item for a local food pantry. To avoid waiting in lines, pre-register at www.cccks.org.
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church invites you to Boolievers Trunk-or-Treat, an outreach event to provide a safe evening of Halloween fun for kids and families. Kids and parents are invited to make their way around our Trunk-or-Treat zone to enjoy free treats, games, and fun! 5-7pm, hot dogs, chips and drinks available ($2/meal or $1/item).
  • Boo at the Zoo: Kids trick-or-treat at the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Fun for kids of all ages! 9:30am-5pm
  • Brick or Treat: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City during Brick-or-Treat Halloween extravaganza weekends in October. Featuring the LEGO Pumpkin Patch, Scavenger Hunt, Costume Contest and more!

Monday, October 27, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

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