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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.
  • Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude is a light-hearted, interactive show that will have your kids up on their feet! Be prepared for lots of giggles during this very silly show that features Garfield, Odie, Jon, and Garfield’s adorable nemesis, Nermal. Various show times at The Coterie through August 6.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Heart of America Shakespeare Festival lets you open your kids’ minds to Shakespeare’s beautiful words in its 7:30pm nightly performance of Hamlet, through July 22 at Southmoreland Park, 4600 Oak Street, KCMO

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! A co-production with Theatre in the Park. 2pm at The White Theatre, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Annie: Enjoy this classic Broadway musical, presented by Leawood Stage Company at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. 8pm nightly on July 13-16 & 20-22
  • Back to the 80s: The 80s rock! So, like grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and get ready this this like high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will like totally knock your neon socks off! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 14-16 & 19-22 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • Cass County Fair: Enjoy the carnival, rodeo, live music, various motorsports, including a demolition derby and powder puff derby, livestock shows and more! July 11-16, Cass County Fairgrounds, W Commercial St, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
  • 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.
  • SnowZoo: Are you ready to cool off? Join the Kansas City Zoo July 15 & 16 to beat the heat with the animals. Berlin the Polar Bear will enjoy an icy paradise when we dump three tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage. Our river otters will also be enjoying a specially carved ice sculpture. 
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, July 18, 2017

  • Pitch Perfect at The Theatre in the Park: A feisty college student gives her school’s a cappella group a much-needed makeover by adding some modern hits into the mix in the run-up to a big competition. Tickets are just $1 per person, cash at the door; 8:30pm at The Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
  • 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, July 19, 2017

  • Back to the 80s: The 80s rock! So, like grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and get ready this this like high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will like totally knock your neon socks off! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 14-16 & 19-22 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, July 20, 2017

  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! A co-production with Theatre in the Park. 7:30pm at The White Theatre, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Annie: Enjoy this classic Broadway musical, presented by Leawood Stage Company at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. 8pm nightly on July 13-16 & 20-22
  • Back to the 80s: The 80s rock! So, like grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and get ready this this like high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will like totally knock your neon socks off! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 14-16 & 19-22 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • Jazz on the Square at Zona Rosa: Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a FREE concert on the square. Every Thursday, June 8-Aug 10, 6:30–8:30pm in the Zona Rosa Town Square
  • GeoKids is a brief classroom presentation on maps, complete with directions an how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning garden on a treasure hunt looking for prizes, with educational stops along the way! For ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). 10-11:30am, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • 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, July 21, 2017

  • 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
  • Annie: Enjoy this classic Broadway musical, presented by Leawood Stage Company at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. 8pm nightly on July 13-16 & 20-22
  • Back to the 80s: The 80s rock! So, like grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and get ready this this like high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will like totally knock your neon socks off! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 14-16 & 19-22 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • WeekEnder at Crown Center: Cap off your work week with top local bands and favorite food trucks. Finish the evening with a famous flick under the stars at Crown Center Square. Festivities begin at 6pm; movie starts at approximately 9pm. Free admission, every Friday through August 4.
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • Kansas Symbols: Celebrate the birthday of Kansas with the American bison, tiger salamander, and sunflower, just a few of the natural symbols of our great state! With hands-on items and live animals, participants will compare the basic needs of nature, plants, and animals and learn how different organisms use special adaptations and senses to survive in their respective environments  $3/person; 2&under free. 7-7:45pm at Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater, 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • 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, July 22, 2017

  • Legends Live: The Legends features nine free outdoor concerts, June 10 – Aug. 5. The summer concert series features local and regional talent, every Saturday evening from 5-7pm at Legends Outlets’ Civic Courtyard Fountain near AMC Legends 14 Theatre.
  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! A co-production with Theatre in the Park. 7:30pm at The White Theatre, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Annie: Enjoy this classic Broadway musical, presented by Leawood Stage Company at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater, 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. 8pm nightly on July 13-16 & 20-22
  • Back to the 80s: The 80s rock! So, like grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and get ready this this like high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will like totally knock your neon socks off! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 14-16 & 19-22 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • Species Spotlight: This weekend, the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on Monkeys! Learn from the Keeper chat, watch the animals and get your very own species trading card. 10am-3pm, July 22 & 23
  • 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
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • 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, July 23, 2017

  • Kansas City’s Big Picnic: Live music, tons of art to look at and create, story times, StoneLion Puppet Theater performances, food trucks and much more come together to make this the biggest Big Picnic yet! 4-8pm at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! A co-production with Theatre in the Park. 2pm at The White Theatre, 5801 W. 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • 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 Monkeys! Learn from the Keeper chat, watch the animals and get your very own species trading card. 10am-3pm, July 22 & 23
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, July 25, 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, July 26, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, July 27, 2017

  • Family Fun Nights: Visit Mahaffie Farmstead for some evening fun each Thursday in June & July. A different theme is featured each week. Free admission, stagecoach rides $3/person; 6-8pm at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Jazz on the Square at Zona Rosa: Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a FREE concert on the square. Every Thursday, June 8-Aug 10, 6:30–8:30pm in the Zona Rosa Town Square
  • 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, July 28, 2017

  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 28-30 & Aug. 2-5 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • 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
  • WeekEnder at Crown Center: Cap off your work week with top local bands and favorite food trucks. Finish the evening with a famous flick under the stars at Crown Center Square. Festivities begin at 6pm; movie starts at approximately 9pm. Free admission, every Friday through August 4.
  • Summer Movie Series at Zona Rosa: Enjoy the music and story of Moana in the Citizens Bank & Trust Parking Lot at Zona Rosa. This free event begins between 8:45 & 9:15pm (whenever the sun sets) and features a variety of children’s activities leading up to showtime.
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • Olathe Fourth Friday: Enjoy downtown Olathe and all it has to offer, including food trucks, music, local shops, restaurants, and great activities for everyone! 5:30-8pm, Johnson County Square at 100 W. Park Street
  • 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, July 29, 2017

  • Dog Days of Summer: Cool off in the shade of the painted dog and dingo exhibits to learn more about these animals that look similar to your dog at home. Zookeeper chats, special ice treats for the dogs, and educational and crafts included. 10am-3pm, July 29 & 30 at the Zoo.
  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 28-30 & Aug. 2-5 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • Georgia’s Chicken Run: On your mark…get set…go. Lace up those shoes because it’s time for Georgia’s Annual Chicken Fun Run/Walk at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, fun and races for all ages. 7:30-10am, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221
  • Legends Live: The Legends features nine free outdoor concerts, June 10 – Aug. 5. The summer concert series features local and regional talent, every Saturday evening from 5-7pm at Legends Outlets’ Civic Courtyard Fountain near AMC Legends 14 Theatre.
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • 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, July 30, 2017

  • Dog Days of Summer: Cool off in the shade of the painted dog and dingo exhibits to learn more about these animals that look similar to your dog at home. Zookeeper chats, special ice treats for the dogs, and educational and crafts included. 10am-3pm, July 29 & 30 at the Zoo.
  • Beauty and the Beast: Enjoy this timeless Disney classic with Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and the entire Beauty and the Beast cast! $8/adult, $6/child (4-10), 3&under free. Showtime is 8:30pm, box office opens at 6pm, gates open at 6:30pm; July 28-30 & Aug. 2-5 at The Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, August 1, 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, August 2, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, August 3, 2017

  • Jazz on the Square at Zona Rosa: Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a FREE concert on the square. Every Thursday, June 8-Aug 10, 6:30–8:30pm in the Zona Rosa Town Square
  • 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, August 4, 2017

  • 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
  • WeekEnder at Crown Center: Cap off your work week with top local bands and favorite food trucks. Finish the evening with a famous flick under the stars at Crown Center Square. Festivities begin at 6pm; movie starts at approximately 9pm. Free admission, every Friday through August 4.
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • 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, August 5, 2017

  • Legends Live: The Legends features nine free outdoor concerts, June 10 – Aug. 5. The summer concert series features local and regional talent, every Saturday evening from 5-7pm at Legends Outlets’ Civic Courtyard Fountain near AMC Legends 14 Theatre.
  • 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
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • 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, August 6, 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.
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, August 7, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, August 8, 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, August 9, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, August 10, 2017

  • Jazz on the Square at Zona Rosa: Grab your lawn chair and come enjoy a FREE concert on the square. Every Thursday, June 8-Aug 10, 6:30–8:30pm in the Zona Rosa Town Square
  • 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, August 11, 2017

  • 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
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • 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, August 12, 2017

  • 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
  • Friday/Saturday Night Summer Concerts at Zona Rosa feature a variety of great local talent across many genres. Every Friday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm through August 12 in Town Square
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO
  • 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, August 13, 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.
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, August 14, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, August 15, 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, August 16, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, August 17, 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, August 18, 2017

  • 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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

  • 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, August 20, 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.
  • 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, August 21, 2017

  • Experience the Eclipse: Spend the day at Science City’s Solar Eclipse Watch Party with interactive, hands-on activities, including eclipse-themed Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium and Science on a Sphere shows, solar telescope and projection viewings from the new Haverty Family Yards, and special guest, Mike Thompson, chief meteorologist from Fox 4 News
  • 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.)
  • 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, August 22, 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, August 23, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, August 24, 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, August 25, 2017

  • 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
  • Olathe Fourth Friday: Enjoy downtown Olathe and all it has to offer, including food trucks, music, local shops, restaurants, and great activities for everyone! 5:30-8pm, Johnson County Square at 100 W. Park Street
  • 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, August 26, 2017

  • 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
  • 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, August 27, 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.
  • 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
  • Living History Farm: Watkins Woolen Mill State historic site’s Living History Farm Program operates weekly on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Costumed interpretive staff presents life in rural Missouri in the 1870s. Demonstrations focus on the way people lived and played in the 19th century. 10am-4pm, 26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO

Monday, August 28, 2017

  • 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.)
  • 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, August 29, 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, August 30, 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.
  • Park Place Farmers Market: Enjoy Leawood’s only Farmer’s Market at Park Place, featuring a unique and convenient collection of all-natural products. 4-7pm, every Wednesday, June – September, Barkley Square at Park Place, 11549 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
  • 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, August 31, 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.

All calendar items subject to change. Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.