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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • The World’s Largest Dinosaurs: Calling all dinosaur experts! Museum at Prairiefire is featuring huge dinosaurs who roamed the planet for 140 million years. With their long necks and tiny heads, learn how these animals became such a success story in the history of animals. February 11-September 4, 2017.
  • Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In a Play”: When “bestus” friends Elephant and Piggie get together, anything is possible! They might get invited to a fancy costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats. A musical for all ages at The Coterie Theater, April 4-May 21, 2017.
  • Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz: Wizard of Oz is considered America’s first fairy tale. Since then, the story of Dorothy’s fantastical journey through the land of Oz has enticed generations. Explore the original literary story and its many retellings, including the 1939 Technicolor film, Return to Oz, and The Wiz, through playthings, first edition books, and original costumes. Through August 20, 2017 at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street, KCMO 64112
  • Children’s Garden: Learn basic gardening techniques for sustainable, organic gardening at the Prairie Oak Nature Center in Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, KS. April 25-June 30, 2017, 9-11am.
  • Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails: All aboard for fun learning adventures with Thomas The Tank Engine! Explore the sights and sounds of the Island of Sodor: visit Knapford Station and the Sodor Steamworks, climb inside Thomas’ cab, fix Percy’s wobble wheels, pull levers for train noises, and race trains along a giant track. This free exhibit is open May 27-Sept. 10, 2017 at Crown Center, Lower Level
  • Playful Kinetics: This new exhibit features kinetic art – 3D sculptures with moving parts that can be powered by wind, water, a motor or even you! It’s touchable art that’s fascinating and fun, located in the Children’s Discovery area at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086, Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • Tots on Tuesday: Kemper Museum invites children ages 3-5 to visit with a museum educator and Kansas City librarian to participate in discussion, songs, stories, and art-making inspired by the works of art featured each month. Third Tuesday of each month; Session 1: 10–11am; Session 2: 11am–noon; Drop-in, no registration required
  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, May 18, 2017

  • Woodland Wildflower Walk: Spring ephemerals and woodland trees are blooming. For the educational hike on the trail, wear good hiking shoes and bring your camera, then go into the classroom for an identification program. 3:30-5pm; $5/person or free to members; limit 25. Please call to register, 816-781-8598; Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • T-Bones Baseball Home Opener Game vs. the Lincoln Saltdogs, 7:05pm
  • 3rd Friday Art Walk: Enjoy art galleries, food, and great KC history at the Englewood Station Arts District! 5:30pm in Independence, MO
  • Food Truck Friday: Enjoy tasty and affordable lunch in downtown’s most peaceful park space. 11am-1:30pm at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Early Literacy Fair: Parents/caregivers and their children ages birth-6, can learn how to promote pre-reading skills. Explore the Library’s early literacy resources and activities including games, crafts, music, movements, and more! 11am-1pm at Mid-Continent Public Library, North Independence Branch, 317 W. 24 Hwy., Independence, MO 64050
  • 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.
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Tales, Tails and Trails: Let your imagination run wild! Prairie Oak Nature Center at Ironwoods Park offers a free story time and activity every Friday morning March – May. Young ones, ages 2-5, will enjoy a nature-themed story and program with their caregiver. A portion of each class is spent outside exploring, so dress appropriately.  1 hour class, no reservation required, 14701 Mission Road,  Leawood, KS

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • Puss in Boots: Enjoy an action-packed puppet show with Urban Prairie Puppets! 11am & 2pm at Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052; $6/person. Tickets are available at the door, but reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Call 816-833-9777 for reservations.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Hike Swope Park: Hike away with a naturalist at Swope Park! All hikes are free and open to the public and have have early out opportunities. These trails are not good for strollers due to rocky terrain. 10am at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd.
  • Turkey Creek Festival & Artisan’s Expo: Bring the whole gang to enjoy a day of family fun! Activities include a petting zoo, delicious food and unique craft vendors, music, giant inflatables and more. 10am-4pm at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, Kansas, 66202
  • Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. Follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure, then pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. Third Saturdays of the month, 10am–3pm; free, good for all ages.
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 21, 2017

  • Free Weekend 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 22, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Turtle Fest 2017: Discover all things turtle at SEA LIFE’s Annual Turtle Fest, May 26-29! Learn the story of Gertrude, SEA LIFE Kansas City’s rescued green sea turtle, and enjoy tons of special programs only available during Turtle Fest!
  • Illuminated Waters: This unique, free, 2-day water festival combines a giant puppet play – complete with glowing puppets, some of which will float on Brush Creek – food trucks from around Kansas City, interactive art, games and music for an incredible time. May 26 & 27, 5-9pm at Theis Park, Oak Street and West 47th St., KCMO. Puppet show begins at 8pm.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at the National WWI Museum and Memorial: The WWI Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10am on Memorial Day. May 26-29, museum admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and half-price for the general public.
  • Fourth Fridays Art Walk: Fourth Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit are packed with a variety of activities including artist receptions, artist showcases, Music in the Park at Howard Station Park, street theater, Yoga in the Streets, and even some surprises!
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • 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: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Tales, Tails and Trails: Let your imagination run wild! Prairie Oak Nature Center at Ironwoods Park offers a free story time and activity every Friday morning March – May. Young ones, ages 2-5, will enjoy a nature-themed story and program with their caregiver. A portion of each class is spent outside exploring, so dress appropriately.  1 hour class, no reservation required, 14701 Mission Road,  Leawood, KS
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! Includes pottery, pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off! Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • Turtle Fest 2017: Discover all things turtle at SEA LIFE’s Annual Turtle Fest, May 26-29! Learn the story of Gertrude, SEA LIFE Kansas City’s rescued green sea turtle, and enjoy tons of special programs only available during Turtle Fest!
  • Illuminated Waters: This unique, free, 2-day water festival combines a giant puppet play – complete with glowing puppets, some of which will float on Brush Creek – food trucks from around Kansas City, interactive art, games and music for an incredible time. May 26 & 27, 5-9pm at Theis Park, Oak Street and West 47th St., KCMO. Puppet show begins at 8pm.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at the National WWI Museum and Memorial: The WWI Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10am on Memorial Day. May 26-29, museum admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and half-price for the general public.
  • Woodland Wildflower Walk: Spring ephemerals and woodland trees are blooming. For the educational hike on the trail, wear good hiking shoes and bring your camera, then go into the classroom for an identification program. 3:30-5pm; $5/person or free to members; limit 25. Please call to register, 816-781-8598; Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Species Spotlight: This weekend, the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species: Apes! Observe feedings, learn from our Keeper chat, and watch our animals. Tons of fun in the Zoo lobby too from 10am-2pm, May 27 & 28
  • Learning Tree Kid’s Flea Market:The Kid’s Flea Market gives kids a chance to run their own business for a few hours and to do a little spring-cleaning in the playroom! Kids can reserve a spot to sell their out-grown and gently used toys, books and games. $10 to register, call 913.385.1234 or click here for more info.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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 28, 2017

  • Celebration at the Station: The Kansas City Symphony’s 15th annual patriotic concert event is the largest free Memorial Day weekend festival in the Midwest, and this year features singer Patti Austin. The event is rain or shine and opens at 3pm; concert begins at 8pm at Union Station.
  • Memorial Day Weekend at the National WWI Museum and Memorial: The WWI Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10am on Memorial Day. May 26-29, museum admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and half-price for the general public.
  • Turtle Fest 2017: Discover all things turtle at SEA LIFE’s Annual Turtle Fest, May 26-29! Learn the story of Gertrude, SEA LIFE Kansas City’s rescued green sea turtle, and enjoy tons of special programs only available during Turtle Fest!
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Species Spotlight: This weekend, the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species: Apes! Observe feedings, learn from our Keeper chat, and watch our animals. Tons of fun in the Zoo lobby too from 10am-2pm, May 27 & 28

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

  • Memorial Day Weekend at the National WWI Museum and Memorial: The WWI Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10am on Memorial Day. May 26-29, museum admission is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and half-price for the general public.
  • Turtle Fest 2017: Discover all things turtle at SEA LIFE’s Annual Turtle Fest, May 26-29! Learn the story of Gertrude, SEA LIFE Kansas City’s rescued green sea turtle, and enjoy tons of special programs only available during Turtle Fest!
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215

Thursday, June 1, 2017

  • Music at the Farmstead: Sing, dance and listen to the music of Funky Mama at this free children’s concert at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Red Pavilion. 6:30pm at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, June 2, 2017

  • Downtown Days Festival: A family-friendly festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival, delicious food vendors, a kids’ area, and much more! June 2-4 in Downtown Lee’s Summit, 3rd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! 7:30pm concert, 8:30pm showing of Zootopia, at Hyde Park, 36th and Gillham, KCMO
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Downtown Days Festival: A family-friendly festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival, delicious food vendors, a kids’ area, and much more! June 2-4 in Downtown Lee’s Summit, 3rd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Shoal Creek First Saturdays: Shoal Creek Living History Museum’s Village comes to life with gunfighters, outlaws, Civil War soldiers and more roaming the streets. Free admission includes family fun activities and demonstrations of 19th Century life. 9am-4pm, Shoal Creek, 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156
  • Party on the Prairie: Celebrate National Trails and Prairie Day! Enjoy family and environmentally friendly activities amidst the flora and fauna of Jackson County’s only remnant prairie. Live music, 1-mile guided trail walks, plein air painters, scavenger hunt, prairie touch table from Lakeside Nature Center and more! 9am-1pm at Jerry Smith Park, E 135th St. & Prospect Ave., KCMO
  • Hike Swope Park: Hike away with a naturalist at Swope Park! All hikes are free and open to the public and have have early out opportunities. These trails are not good for strollers due to rocky terrain. 10am at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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, June 4, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Downtown Days Festival: A family-friendly festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival, delicious food vendors, a kids’ area, and much more! June 2-4 in Downtown Lee’s Summit, 3rd & Douglas, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Special Swim: Meet and join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. Enjoy the pool with your family before the community center opens to the general public. Lifeguards are on duty. This special time brought to you by the City of Overland Park. This event is free and occurs the first Sunday of each month, 9-10am at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 66204

Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Children’s Corner: Bring your little ones for a fun and free morning of happy entertainment as they enjoy this First Wednesday Children’s Hour. 10am at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Storytime in the Park: Join KC Parks and the Mid-Continent Library for fun in the fresh air! Playtime songs and games, stories, and crafts. Open to any age child and their caregiver. 10am at Hidden Valley Park, N.E. Russell Road & N. Bennington Ave, KCMO
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, June 9, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Hot Summer Days: With water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy! Splashing around, ice art and icy treats will help keep the temperatures down. 10am-noon at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St.,
    Overland Park, KS 66013
  • Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! 7:30pm concert, 8:30pm showing of Moana, at Hyde Park, 36th and Gillham, KCMO
  • Scribble Workshop: This special adult-child class is highly recommended as a first art class for growing creative minds. Little artists develop their sensory perception, fine, and gross motor skills. They will experience color, texture, and more while experimenting with new, engaging materials. $5/child, for ages 1-5, 10am-noon at KC North Community Center, 3930 N.E. Antioch Road, KCMO
  • 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: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Family Fun Night at Paint Glaze & Fire: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $35.00 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. 5:30-8pm, Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Sprint Family Fun Days: Bring your kiddos downtown for the Sprint Family Fun Series the second Saturday of each month, May – October! Admission is FREE! 11am-3pm at 14th & Walnut Streets in the Kansas City Power & Light District. This month’s theme is Capes & Crowns.
  • Dragon Boat Festival & Races: Explore the history, culture and food surrounding Dragon Boat Races; 10am-3pm at Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza, Ward Parkway and JC Nichols Parkway
  • Reading in the Roses: Head to Loose Park from 2-3pm to enjoy readings in the Rose Garden. Free and open to the Public, Loose Park, 5200 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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, June 11, 2017

  • The Little Mermaid at Starlight Theatre: Twenty-seven years after the release of Disney’s animated film, this love story continues to capture the hearts of young and old alike. The show features the music audiences have grown to love, including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea.” 8pm showtime, June 3-11 at Starlight Theatre
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Food Truck Friday: Enjoy tasty and affordable lunch in downtown’s most peaceful park space. 11am-1:30pm at Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
  • Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! 7:30pm concert, 8:30pm showing of Back to the Future, at Hyde Park, 36th and Gillham, KCMO
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: All week long kids can make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • Petite Performances: Brass Bash: Enjoy the beautifully boisterous Brass section! Learn all about the trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba in this fun and interactive concert designed especially for children ages 0-6. Hands on activities will follow on stage in Helzberg Hall with the Instrument Petting Zoo. 10am & 11am shows, $5/person at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Hike Swope Park: Hike away with a naturalist at Swope Park! All hikes are free and open to the public and have have early out opportunities. These trails are not good for strollers due to rocky terrain. 10am at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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, June 18, 2017

Father’s Day

  • Father’s Day Week at Paradise Park: In honor of Father’s Day, Dad gets a FREE Max Pak pass with the purchase of any Max Pak for the kids or grandkids in your family! Make memorable handmade art projects for Dad and Grandpa in the Discovery Play Art Studio. Make a gift and a memory that will last a lifetime. June 12-18 at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086​
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, June 19, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone in Concert: The Kansas City Symphony performs every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ along with the magical film in high definition on a giant screen. June 21-24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; click here for times and prices.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, June 22, 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone in Concert: The Kansas City Symphony performs every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ along with the magical film in high definition on a giant screen. June 21-24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; click here for times and prices.
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone in Concert: The Kansas City Symphony performs every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ along with the magical film in high definition on a giant screen. June 21-24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; click here for times and prices.
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • Hyde Park Children’s Film Festival: Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this fun, free evening in the park for the entire city. Featuring great movies, stunning entertainment, neat prizes and fantastic refreshments! 7:30pm concert, 8:30pm showing of The LEGO Batman Movie, at Hyde Park, 36th and Gillham, KCMO
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Paint Me a Story: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! Includes pottery, pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off! Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone in Concert: The Kansas City Symphony performs every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ along with the magical film in high definition on a giant screen. June 21-24 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; click here for times and prices.
  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate inventing, making and creating during Maker Faire! Learn how things are made and what’s new in the world of inventions and leave inspired with a few ideas of your own. This year features a new KCPT KidZone. June 24&25 at Union Station.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Saturday hours are 10am-5pm, with a 4pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Saturday Storytime: Come hear a naturalist read a tale about an exciting animal. Afterwards, we’ll make a fun craft to take home! 1:30pm at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary, 407 N La Frenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • 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, June 25, 2017

  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate inventing, making and creating during Maker Faire! Learn how things are made and what’s new in the world of inventions and leave inspired with a few ideas of your own. This year features a new KCPT KidZone. June 24&25 at Union Station.
  • Free Weekend 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Summer Sunday hours are 10am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • 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.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, June 29, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, June 30, 2017

  • Fourth Fridays Art Walk: Fourth Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit are packed with a variety of activities including artist receptions, artist showcases, Music in the Park at Howard Station Park, street theater, Yoga in the Streets, and even some surprises!
  • Music in the Park: Enjoy free Friday night concerts featuring a variety of musical genres in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating. 6:30pm, runs every Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Howard Station Park, 3rd & SE Main, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

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