Things to do in KANSAS CITY with kids

If your kids are hard to please, and always wanting something new and different to entertain them, Kansas City might just have what you’re looking for!

Let’s try this for a test:

Have they ever uncovered frontier life on a steamboat in the 1800s? Head to the Arabia Steamboat Museum!

Have you ever as a family created art from recycled materials? Kaleidoscope it is!

Have they ever ridden the tallest waterside in the WORLD!? Best book those tickets to Schlitterbahn Vacation Village!

They can uncover the history of jazz at the American Jazz Museum, get hands-on with crazy science experiments at Science City, and those kids under 12 get their own inflatable playground with Air Zone! 

This jewel of the midwest doesn’t just have a ton of places to go with kids…they have fun things to do for the entire family! (Adults, there are no excuses for you not going on those thrilling rides at Worlds Of Fun! You show ‘em how it’s done!)

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  • Arabia Steamboat Museum

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    The Arabia Steamboat Museum is home to a true time capsule of frontier life in the 1800s. Discovery the history behind the Stemaboat Arabia. Today, the remains of the Arabia can be viewed at the ...

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    Through the inspiration of Horace M. Peterson III (1945-1992), founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America, a group of local historians, business leaders, and former baseball players came together ...

  • American Jazz Museum

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    The sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. Includes interactive exhibits and films, educational ...

  • Science City

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    Imaginations can run wild at Science City at Union Station, where kids can learn and explore in all things science through fun exhibits, including one of the largest planetariums in the Midwest!

  • Kansas City Museum

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    Field trips to the Kansas City Museum are real attention-grabbers designed to fully engage the kids in your group. We provide a genuine learning experience that simply can't be duplicated for ...

  • Kaleidoscope

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    (1 miles) Kansas City

    Family art sessions for children of all ages and their adults!! Children and their families explore exciting environments while they use art supplies and recycled materials to make their own amazing ...

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

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    (1 miles) Kansas city

    LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is a LEGO® based, indoor family attraction, based in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and entertainment mal. The attraction is best suited to children ...

  • The American Royal Museum

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    (2 miles) Kansas City

    Participate in tours led by trained, museum docents.Try out the new equine exhibit and learn about different gaits.Gain insight into the vital role that agriculture played in Kansas City\'s rich and ...

  • Airline History Museum

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    (2 miles) Kansas City

    The Airline History Museum is located at the Historic Downtown Airport, in Kansas City, Missouri. To walk through it is to truly step back in time, to a different and more graceful age of air ...

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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    (4 miles) Kansas City

    The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best ...

  • National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

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    (5 miles) Kansas City

    Get whisked back in time through displays of the toys that defined generations. A magical journey through the evolution of childhood in Kansas City!

  • Kansas City Zoo

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    (7 miles) Kansas City

    Kansas City Zoo - Looking for wild family fun? See our tigers roar, cheetahs run, and polar bears flip. Each day is a new adventure. Marvel at more than 1,000 exotic animals featured in indoor and ...

  • Worlds of Fun

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    (7 miles) Kansas City

    Theme park AND water park fun with the one ticket in Kansas City, Missouri!

  • Cool Crest Family Fun Center

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    (7 miles) Independence

    With over 50 years of entertaining behind us Cool Crest has become Kansas City's premier entertainment facility. Perfect for any outing, Cool Crest is sure to please! One of the many fun family ...

  • Childrens Peace Pavilion

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    (8 miles) Independence

    The Children's Peace Pavilion was established in 1995 as a gift to all children from the Community of Christ. In January of that year the doors of the Children's Peace Pavilion opened to an ...

  • National Frontier Trails Museum

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    (9 miles) Independence

    Welcome to the National Frontier Trails Museum! The National Frontier Trails Museum is a museum, interpretive center, and research library dedicated to telling the rich history of America's ...

  • Skateworld KC

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    (9 miles) Merriam

    Now known as Shawnee Mission, the rink offers open skate fun for all ages plus speciality session types include Speed Skating, Gospel Night, learn to skate sessions and adults and youth hockey ...

  • Wonderscope Childrens Museum of Kansas City

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    (9 miles) Shawnee

    Fun, hands-on, imaginative learning is the priority at Wonderscope - a place where kids are encouraged to really embrace their full potential.

  • Air Zone

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    (9 miles) Kansas City

    Kids ages 2 - 12 will go wild for four awesome inflatables including a giant slide, two obstacle courses and jousting coliseum. They will have an unforgettable time running, jumping, sliding and ...

  • Pump It Up Shawnee Mission

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    (9 miles) Shawnee Mission

    Fun open jump for active kids, as well as family jump time and birthday parties in this indoor fun center in Kansas! Great bouncing fun!

  • Little Monkey Bizness KS

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    (10 miles) Shawnee Mission

    Exciting physical adventure play with a multi storey structure and modern versions of all the classic from slick slides to deep ball pools.

  • PowerPlay

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    (10 miles) Shawnee

    Features include go karts, laser tag, bumper cars, whirlyball, ropes course, carnival swing, cosmic bowling and a 3 level adventure playground with bounce house and train.

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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    (12 miles) Kansas City

    Brave the world's TALLEST water slide at this Kansas City water park, with other thrills, spills, and family fun!

  • Emerald City

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    (12 miles) Overland Park

    Open play for active kids in Kansas, with trampolines, rock wall, foam pit and more, plus great gymnastics classes!

  • Park Lanes Family Fun Center

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    (13 miles) Shawnee

    Indoor bowling center and funzone.

  • Jumping Jax

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    (14 miles) Overland Park

    Jumping Jax is an indoor inflatable play facility and birthday party venue. Children can play during open play times, you can also schedule a private birthday party, group get-together or team event! ...

  • Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center

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    (14 miles) Overland Park

    The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.

  • The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame

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    (16 miles) Bonner Springs

    Learn all about the historical and present agricultural industry, with fascinating exhibits, train rides and even animals! Historic fun in Kansas!

  • Paradise Park

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    (16 miles) Lee s Summit

    Paradise Park is a family entertainment center that offers a unique mix of attractions: go karts, jr. go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper cars, rock climbing, game room and foam factory.

  • Moon Marble Company

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    (16 miles) Bonner Springs

    An unusual museum featuring all things marble, with traditional demonstrations of marble making available, plus a gem and fountain room, and a huge variety of them to look over.

  • Cosmic Jump

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    (17 miles) Olathe

    Vast trampoline park with sports features offering small kids' sessions, open bounce and nightclub style sessions with glow effects.

  • Deanna Rose Childrens Farmstead

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    (17 miles) Overland Park

    Explore a 1900s turn of the century farm in Kansas, with 200 animals, gardens, pony rides, and a fishing pond!

  • Blue Valley Recreation

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    (18 miles) Overland Park

    At the Activity Center families can swim, play, dance, get fit, do gymnastics, make crafts, and enjoy performing arts.

  • Incredibowl

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    (18 miles) Stanley

    INCRED-A-BOWL is a one-of-a-kind, 65,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment center. Its definitely not your typical bowling alley. Above all, it is truly a family fun center, just the way ...

  • Sadlers Indoor Racing

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    (18 miles) Olathe

    The Ultimate Go Kart Racing Experience. Inspired by European indoor go-kart tracks, Sadlers Indoor Racing offers a little piece of Europe in Kansas City. One of the many fun family places to go if ...