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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • Tadpole Tales at SEA LIFE: Attention all toddlers! Join SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City for its newest program, Tadpole Tales. This program is designed exclusively for children ages 2-5 years old and they can participate in the program for one low price! Kids will get hands-on story time with a SEA LIFE Educator, make a sea creature craft, and have access to SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City, all for one ticket! Guests can book their visit through our special Parent + Toddler ticket, where one adult and one toddler (ages 3-5) can enter the attraction for $21. The Tadpole Tales program will be at 10:30 and 11:30 am every Monday-Thursday. Click here to book your ticket today!
  • Xtreme Bugs at Union Station: This larger-than-life landscape will transport you into a vivid, dynamic world of bugs, complete with giant, animatronic insects. General admission prices are $12.50/adult; $9.50/child age 3-12; Union Station member ticket prices are $7.50/person for all ages. You can also add on a Science City visit at a reduced rate. Xtreme Bugs runs October 17, 2014-April 12, 2015. Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, noon-5pm.
  • Crown Center Ice Terrace: Kansas City’s only public outdoor ice skating rink opens for its 42nd season of great skating fun. Nov. 7, 2014-mid-March 2015. Regular admission is $6, or complimentary for those over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Hours through January: Sun.-Thur., 10am-9pm; Fri. & Sat., 10am-11pm. Feb.-Mar. hours: Mon.-Thur., noon-9pm; Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-11pm; Sun., 10am-9pm.
  • Fairy Tale Village exhibit at Crown Center Shops: Children’s tales come to life as you walk into a world of make-believe to interact with characters from favorite stories and rhymes. Visit the Snow Queen in her Ice Palace. Experience the giant adventures of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Sit in Cinderella’s magic carriage or stroll with “Little Red Riding Hood” through the woods to Grandmother’s house. The interactive exhibit includes a reading area where parents can share their favorite stories with their kids. February 7 – May 3, 2015; Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Closed Easter Sunday, April 5. No admission fee.
  • Out of the Blue: Morphos in March at Powell Gardens: Magnificent Blue Morpho butterflies will flutter about Powell Gardens’ conservatory this March! Experience the conservatory as a tropical rainforest during a new exhibit featuring this gorgeous tropical butterfly. Admission is $10/adults, $4/children ages 5-12 and free for Friends of Powell Gardens. Timed to coincide with spring breaks across the area, the exhibit also will include hands-on learning about rainforest and butterfly conservation both locally and around the world. March 7-31, 10am-4pm, Click here for more information about special weekend events including Why Rainforests Matter and Fancy Nancy Storytelling.
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat @ The Coterie“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. Featuring Sally and her brother, their pet Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and all of the favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Zany fun and adventures abound! With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, the Cat is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home…? 816-474-6552 or TheCoterie.org for tickets.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • The Coterie Dramatic Story Time at the Kansas City Plaza Branch Library: Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children’s books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2pm throughout the 2014-2015 school year. March selection features Pigs Ahoy! Appropriate for all ages.

Monday, March 2, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015
  • Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party! Come join us in celebrating the 111th birthday of the wonderful Dr. Seuss. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts and cupcakes! Parking is free. 10am at Central Library, 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015
  • Animal Tales Storytime –  Moonlight Animals: This listen and learn activity for children ages 2-6 features stories, songs and a visit from a special animal friend, 10:30am-11am, cost paid at site is $2 per person, including adults. Call (913) 764-7759 for information. At Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061, www.jcprd.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

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

Friday, March 6, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Paradise Park features Cat in the Hat! You could not, would not want to miss Paradise Park on a day like this.  The Cat in the Hat will come to play to applaud the author’s big birthday! Take great pictures and cut loose!  Enjoy a fun week with Dr. Seuss! noon-2pm, and join Paradise Park for the fun all week leading up to this special day! Sponsored by KCPT.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO. Every second Sunday, enjoy a story time for pre-schoolers at 1:30 pm. Story time is led by librarians from the Kansas City Public Library.
  • To Whom It May Inspire [in letters, stories & song]: The Coterie brings the inspirational words of historical and contemporary authors, statesmen, explorers, teachers, scientists, inventors – even kids themselves – together in this premiere created and directed by Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church. Uplifting and enlightening fuel for hearts and minds! March 3-8, 2015
  • Girl Scout Art Journey: 2–3pm, Girl Scouts are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Kemper Museum and learn about contemporary women artists on view. Girl Scouts will move through the galleries stopping at three different works of art to learn more from experienced Museum docents. A take-home activity relevant to the work being discussed will be provided at each stop. Docents will also focus on each artist’s vision and journey as women working and creating in the visual arts. Girl Scouts will find ties to the A World of Girls and A’Muse journey’s.
    Drop-in, no registration necessary, appropriate for ages 5-12 years.

Monday, March 9, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paradise Park Middle School Teen Night (sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES): Spring is in the air and tonight’s shindig is packed with plenty of Spring Break fun! Tonight’s Teen Night features the Rock Wall Challenge, a $10 fun card, personal pizza, DJ, ping pong, and other special attractions and giveaways. 7-10pm, $15 plus tax
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $25.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. Reservations recommended for all events. 5:30-8pm; 12683 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Kids’ Night Out – St. Patrick’s Day Party: Kids ages 7-12 search for clues in a Leprechaun’s scavenger hunt leading them to his pot of gold, create St. Patrick’s Day crafts, eat dinner (provided), and enjoy a shamrock treat. All this fun is just $16 per child ($18 nonresidents).  6-9pm at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, KS 66205
  • 2015 Spring Break Trout ProgramWatch as 1,400 lbs. of trout are released into Shawnee Mission Park Lake and 600 lbs. at Kill Creek Park Lake. Kill Creek will be stocked at 2:30pm; Shawnee Mission Park at 3:45pm. For information on fishing and trout permits call (913) 888-4713.Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, KS 66061 and Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219

Saturday, March 14, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Spring Break Geocaching: On this modern-day scavenger hunt our staff will provide and teach you how to use a GPS (Global Positioning System) to find the caches we’ve hidden and after the hunt, join us at Shelter #4 for hot­dogs and s’mores. 10am-noon, Pre-registration required by March 7, $10/person ($11 for nonresident) or $27/family (up to 4) ($30 nonresident). Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS

Sunday, March 15, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, March 16, 2015

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO  64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Spring Fling Fun: Ernie Miller Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day; all programs feature live animals, 10-10:45am and 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061. ; Sessions are $3 per person (including adults) and runs March 16-20, 2015. For more information call (913) 764-7759.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Spring Fling Fun: Ernie Miller Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day; all programs feature live animals, 10-10:45am and 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061. ; Sessions are $3 per person (including adults) and runs March 16-20, 2015. For more information call (913) 764-7759.
  • Tots on Tuesday @ Kemper Museum: Story-time, songs, art inspired conversation, and hands-on art making led by a librarian and museum educator. 11am–noon, third Tuesday of each month, ages 3–5, Drop-in, no registration necessary

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

  • Spring Fling Fun: Ernie Miller Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day; all programs feature live animals, 10-10:45am and 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061. ; Sessions are $3 per person (including adults) and runs March 16-20, 2015. For more information call (913) 764-7759.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

  • Spring Fling Fun: Ernie Miller Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day; all programs feature live animals, 10-10:45am and 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061. ; Sessions are $3 per person (including adults) and runs March 16-20, 2015. For more information call (913) 764-7759.

Friday, March 20, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • Spring Fling Fun: Ernie Miller Park staff will entertain guests with a special program each day; all programs feature live animals, 10-10:45am and 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061. ; Sessions are $3 per person (including adults) and runs March 16-20, 2015. For more information call (913) 764-7759.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Kids’ Gardening Club at Powell Gardens: Plant a Terrarium: Kids will learn how to grow and take care of plants plus plant a terrarium to take home! This gardening club series features fun gardening activities for kids 6-12 from Feb. – Oct. This month features 1-2pm at Powell Gardens, children 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, register by Mar. 18. Click here for prices and to register.
  • Scavenger Saturdays for Families @ Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required. 10am–3pm, third Saturdays of the month at Kemper Museum; free, no registration required

Sunday, March 22, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, March 23, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

  • Animal Tales Storytime – Little Skink’s Tail: This listen and learn activity for children ages 2-6 features stories, songs and a visit from a special animal friend, cost paid at site is $2 per person, including adults, call (913) 764-7759 for information. 10:30-11am at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Yoga Zoo: Relax and strike a pose! Make your trip to the zoo a relaxing one with the zoo’s newest program, Yoga Zoo. Work on your flexibility while we imitate our animal friends in a variety of interesting and fun poses. Bring yoga mat and water bottle…your favorite stuffed animals are welcome too to help keep focused! 45-minute classes available every Friday in March at 10am for kids ages 3-6 yrs . Pre-registration is highly suggested as space is limited. $12/class per Adult/Child pair; FOTZ members get an additional 10% off.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; reservations recommended. 6:30-8:30pm; 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • Saturday Maker Activity at Science Center at Union Station: Each Saturday, Science City offers different activities designed to send guests away with something they’ve made and new skills they’ve learned. The Maker Studio open house is a time to explore circuits, 3D printing, casting, engineering challenges, printmaking, and other creative activities. Come get inspired and have fun making something! Free with price of Science City admission.
  • Paradise Park Ollie’s Egg Hunt: Join Ollie for an egg-citing good time in the Outdoor Performance Garden as Paradise Park hosts its annual Easter Eggs-travaganza. Hundreds of hidden eggs await to be found! Plenty of Easter-themed fun for everyone. Admission to Children’s Edutainment Center is required to participate. Egg Hunt takes place at 10:30am & 1:30pm, March 28 & April 4
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Blue Valley Rec Center Egg Dive: Help find the eggs Peter Rabbit hid in BVRC’s pool! Special eggs can be redeemed for big prizes, and all kids receive a treat bag stuffed with lots of goodies. For ages 1-12; children under five years of age must be accompanied by a swimming adult. Chose from two sessions: 9am-10:15am or 10:45am-noon; $15/child, $19/non-residents, use code 352019 to register.
  • Daring American Women: Let’s celebrate the rich past of American women and girls! Bring your favorite doll and yourself dressed in your favorite fashion from American history and hear of trials and triumphs from women throughout the centuries. This inspiring event is just $7 per person ($8 nonresidents), including adults, register online in advance at www.jcprd.com. 1-3pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Easter Bunny Hide and SeekThe Easter Bunny is hiding somewhere in Shawnee Mission Park waiting for your family to find him! The hunt begins with lunch at Shelter #1, then you’ll drive to different places in the park to solve the clues he left, each clue brings you closer to where the Easter Bunny is hiding. 10am at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219; $10 per person ($11 nonresidents) or $27 per family of four or less ($30 nonresidents), register online by March 20.
  • 2015 Auditions for The Theatre in the ParkAuditions for ages 7 through adult will take place on a first-come, first-served basis from 9am-4pm on Sat., March 28 & Sun., March 29. Production teams will break for approximately an hour each day for lunch. Blue Valley High School, 6001 W. 159 Street, Stilwell, KS 66085
  • Morning at the Museum: Family Day for Preschoolers10–11:30am, Educare students, families, and educators, as well as all families with preschool age children, are invited to the Museum for “tot-friendly” docent tours, take-home activities and hands-on art making. Drop-in, no registration necessary, appropriate for families with children 3-5 years old.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • 2015 Auditions for The Theatre in the ParkAuditions for ages 7 through adult will take place on a first-come, first-served basis from 9am-4pm on Sat., March 28 & Sun., March 29. Production teams will break for approximately an hour each day for lunch. Blue Valley High School, 6001 W. 159 Street, Stilwell, KS 66085

Monday, March 30, 2015

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Family Science Night: Shocking Science: Find out how fun ELECTRICITY can be! Join us for this fun-filled series of free, hands-on Zoo science nights for families to enjoy. 5:30pm, for children grades K-12, no registration is necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a special  evening program, the Zoo’s animals will not be on exhibit.

Friday, April 3, 2015

  • The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center: Meet and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Photos available for a fee or you may take your own. Photo sessions from noon-4pm April 3-4; Complimentary admission.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • The KC Zoo Egg-stravaganza: This is not your average egg hunt! Many animals at the Zoo lay eggs, can you find them all? Find out at the KC Zoo Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt on Fri., April 3 & Sat., April 4, 10am-3pm. Kids and their families will travel the zoo locating different animal eggs while learning about the animals that lay them.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center: Meet and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Photos available for a fee or you may take your own. Photo sessions from noon-4pm April 3-4; Complimentary admission.
  • Paradise Park Ollie’s Egg Hunt: Join Ollie for an egg-citing good time in the Outdoor Performance Garden as Paradise Park hosts its annual Easter Eggs-travaganza. Hundreds of hidden eggs await to be found! Plenty of Easter-themed fun for everyone. Admission to Children’s Edutainment Center is required to participate. Egg Hunt takes place at 10:30am & 1:30pm, March 28 & April 4
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • The KC Zoo Egg-stravaganza: This is not your average egg hunt! Many animals at the Zoo lay eggs, can you find them all? Find out at the KC Zoo Egg-stravaganza scavenger hunt on Fri., April 3 & Sat., April 4, 10am-3pm. Kids and their families will travel the zoo locating different animal eggs while learning about the animals that lay them.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Monday, April 6, 2015

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Family Fun Night at Paint, Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $25.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. Reservations recommended for all events. 5:30-8pm; 12683 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213

Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • The Coterie Dramatic Story Time at the Kansas City Plaza Branch Library: Coterie Theatre artists read from favorite children’s books, while young audience members enjoy an opportunity to “jump into the story” – adding their own improvisation. Dramatic Story Times take place one Sunday every month at 2pm throughout the 2014-2015 school year. Geared toward ages 7 and younger.

Monday, April 13, 2015

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Join Paint, Glaze & Fire every other Friday to paint a special pottery project that goes along with a favorite children’s book. A wonderful time for parents (grandparents or nanny) and children to listen to a story and paint together! 10:30-11:30am, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Kids’ Gardening Club at Powell Gardens: Starting Seeds: Now that spring is here, it’s time to plant your garden. Get a head start this year by learning how to start plants indoors plus make a seed-starter kit to take home! Register by April 15. This gardening club series features fun gardening activities for kids 6-12 from Feb. – Oct. 1-2pm at Powell Gardens, children 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click here for prices and to register.
  • Scavenger Saturdays for Families @ Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required. 10am–3pm, third Saturdays of the month at Kemper Museum; free, no registration required

Sunday, April 19, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, April 20, 2015

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Tots on Tuesday @ Kemper Museum: Story-time, songs, art inspired conversation, and hands-on art making led by a librarian and museum educator. 11am–noon, third Tuesday of each month, ages 3–5, Drop-in, no registration necessary

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; reservations recommended. 6:30-8:30pm; 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015