Kid’s Activities in Kansas City

Kansas City has a number of fun and exciting kid activities. You’ll never be bored if you visit these unique locations, your children will thank you as well. Hours of entertainment lie within these exclusive destinations.

171 Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope nourishes the creative spirit. It is a place where children are invited to be creative, have fun, and feel good about their own special ideas. Provided by Hallmark Cards, Kaleidoscope is free. At Kaleidoscope, children use their imaginations to make art with left-over materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing processes. Some materials are cut into shapes, while others are left just as Hallmark sends them. And Hallmark provides different materials so the projects are ever-changing!
2500 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 274-0300
170 Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
Designed to depict a turn-of-the-century family farm, the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead has almost 200 animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, an old-time fishing pond, pony rides and more.
13800 Switzer Road
Leawood, Kansas
Phone: (913) 897-2360
172 OP Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The 300-acre Leawood Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region. It offers homeowners, landscapers and arborists an opportunity to view and evaluate a wide variety of hybrid trees and shrubs, native to this area.
8909 W. 179 St.
Leawood, KS 66085
Phone: 913-685-3604
169 The Kansas City Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo conserves and provides access to wildlife to entertain and educate visitors in order to instill a respect for nature. The Zoo is divided into several sections: Australia; Tiger Trail (Asia); Tropics, an indoor rainforest; KidZone, which includes the Discovery Barn, Peek-A-Boo Tree and an Endangered Species Carousel; and a 100 acre-African Plains. The new Tropics, an indoor rainforest, opened in 2009 in the original Zoo building. A polar bear exhibit was added in 2010 as well.
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64132
Phone: 816.513.5800
183 Kauffman Stadium
Kauffman has always been one of the crown jewel ballparks of Major League Baseball. Having hosted 68,898,648 fans since 1973, “The K”, with its signature look, has proudly stood the test of time. After years of planning and design, the Royals unveiled an exciting $250 million renovation of a true Kansas City landmark prior to the 2009 season. Visitors enjoy an improved Kauffman Stadium experience with unsurpassed amenities and state-of-the-art technology that will touch each and every fan entering the park. Baseball is considered by most to be “America’s Sport.” The atmosphere of a Royals game is perfect for any family.
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 64129
Phone: (800) 676-9257
173 Community America Ballpark
The Kansas City T-Bones originally started as the Duluth-Superior Dukes when the Northern League was re-established in 1993. The decision was made to move the Dukes to Kansas City, KS and plans were made to build a ballpark in the Village West shopping area, adjacent to the Kansas Speedway. The team name and mascot were both selected in fan contests, both of which reflected the region’s strong ties to the meat industry. Titan Construction designed and built the award-winning CommunityAmerica Ballpark in a mere nine months and two days, in enough time to start the 2003 season. A T-Bones game is a unique and inexpensive event that provides an unforgettable experience for all.
1800 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
Phone: (913) 328-2255
174 Lakeside Nature Center
Experience the wild world of nature in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. Lakeside Nature Center coordinates community conservation projects, and is one of Missouri’s largest wildlife rehabilitation facilities.
4701 East Gregory Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 513-8960
175 Wonderscope
Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City’s mission is sparking a lifelong love of learning through the power of play. They provide fun, dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, sciences and literature for children ten and under, their parents and teachers from across the Kansas City area. Members and visitors today enjoy exhibits and programs in the museum facility in Shawnee, Kansas, as well as in the Wonderscope Live and Wonderscope on Wheels outreach programs throughout the metropolitan area. In the future, a world-class children’s museum for the Kansas City metropolitan area will be built.
5700 King Street –
Shawnee, KS 66203
Phone: (913) 287-8888
176 The City Market
Since its inception in 1857, the City Market continues to be one of the largest and most enduring public farmers’ markets in the Midwest, linking growers and small businesses to the Kansas City community. In addition, there are more than 40 full- time tenants that are open year round offering an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, entertainment and attractions. Join us and be a part of a 150-year tradition.
20 East 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 842-1271
177 Coterie Theatre
The Coterie Theatre is a non-profit organization, established in 1979. The Coterie, a professional Equity theatre, is among the top five theatres serving families and young audiences in the United States, according to TIME magazine. The theatre provides professional classic and contemporary theatre which challenges the audience and artists and provides educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community. They seek to open lines of communication between races, sexes and generations by redefining children’s theatre to include families and diverse audiences.
2450 Grand Boulevard #144
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-6785
178 Midland Railway
The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867. Train rides feature an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas” to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through scenic Eastern Kansas farmland and woods via vintage railway equipment. The Midland Railway is a completely volunteer-staffed, non-profit, common carrier railroad operated to preserve and display transportation history as an educational demonstration railroad.
1515 High Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005
Phone: (913) 721-1211
179 Powell Gardens
An experience that celebrates our Midwestern spirit of place. As the area’s major botanical garden, Powell Gardens is a unique Kansas City garden that offers much to explore and discover. A year-round schedule of programs, classes and special exhibits means there’s something to do every time you visit. Some visitors’ favorite events include Booms & Blooms, the Festival of Butterflies and the major summer exhibits. Gardeners also flock to the Spring Plant Sale.
1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO 64061
Phone: (816) 697-2600
180 Toy and Miniature Museum
The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City is a 38-room house that boasts largest collection of nostalgic toys, fine-scale miniatures and marbles in the Midwest. This specialty museum, located on UMKC’s campus, is just a few blocks south of the renowned Country Club Plaza shopping and entertainment district. The young and young-at-heart will be whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. This magical journey through the evolution of childhood also offers a glimpse into values and virtues of various cultures and times.
5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 235-8000
At LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City you can reach out and touch the stars in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO® building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILAND®, make a celebration even more memorable in one of the special party rooms, and much more. It’s the ultimate place for all LEGO® fans – young and old.
2475 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-471-4386
181 Sea Life Aquarium
SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. SEA LIFE Kansas City takes visitors on an enthralling 2-3 hour journey from the fresh waters of the Missouri River, into the mighty Mississippi River then out into the warm blue coral strewn waters of the Caribbean Sea, ending in the deep dark abyss of the Atlantic Ocean. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. In addition, a stunning centerpiece is a huge tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel. SEA LIFE contain 30 different displays holding over 5,000 sea creatures.
2475 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri, MO 64108
Phone: (972) 539-9386
182 Science City
Named one of the country’s 25 best science centers by Parents Magazine, Science City provides over 200,000 visitors annually with an engaging environment ripe for exploration, experimentation and discovery. Science City is a place of wonder, where kids and adults can find something new with each visit. Throw the “don’t touch” mindset out the window. There are no tests and no wrong or right answers, just a chance to explore with freedom and pure imagination.
30 West Pershing Road #400
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 460-2020