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A Magical Day at the Puppetry Arts Institute

The Puppetry Arts Institute (11025 E. Winner Rd. Independence, MO. 816.833.9777) is one of Kansas City's Best Kept Secrets. Located in the Englewood Shopping District in old Independence, this charming museum, puppet theater, and puppet making workshop is a favorite for our family.

Mastering Museum Outings with Kids

10 tips to make the most of field-trips to local museums with the family.

KidScape at the Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum features long-term and changing exhibitions about Johnson County’s history. The absolute favorite exhibit for children is KidScape! It is one of our Top Picks for Indoor Fun in Kansas City!

FREE Winter Fun in Kansas City

Savvy parents know the key to successfully beating the winter blahs to always be prepared with a few ideas for great outings on a budget. We have the Best FREE Winter Outings in Kansas City!

KC Legends

Kansas City was home to the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. Learn about his childhood at the Truman Farm, his humble lifestyle at the Truman Home in Independence and his presidency at the Truman Presidential Library. There, visitors participate in interactive exhibits including a replica Oval Office; they also explore Truman artifacts and special exhibits.

Union Station Turns 100

One of Kansas City’s most recognized landmarks is celebrating its centennial on Oct. 30, 2014.

Museums: Interactive Explorations

All kids learn through various methods, and one of the best is through hands-on and interactive experiences. Luckily for us, Kansas City offers many children’s museums and other destinations with great hands-on activities for kids of all ages. There are more than enough locations to have a field trip each week! Check out the following hands-on highlights, then explore the calendar of events at www.KCParent.com for more events and ideas.

Not Just for Grown-Ups

I want my children to be comfortable learning, exploring, asking questions and discovering new things. I want their world to be larger than their bedrooms and playrooms, and so we visit museums.

Go Big

Discover these BIG exhibits in the Kansas City area.

Sensational Souvenirs at Kansas City’s Gift Shops

Did you know that every visitor to the Money Museum walks away with a FREE bag of cash? Or that Jesse James' mother used to sell rocks from her farm as souvenirs? Learn about the coolest souvenirs at KC's museums!
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