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Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit

Overland Park Arboretum

Jun 28, 2016 - Sep 7, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations to artist talks are available to those that submit their work. Submission Period June 1- July 10 at 5 pm. Exhibit Dates July 23-September 7. For questions or for more information on how to enter, email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org.

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Cave Quest VBS

Faith Chapel Assembly of God

Jun 28, 2016 - Jul 1, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Gear up for an underground adventure!  Go spelunking through dark caves with Jesus as your light at Cave Quest VBS! Kids will learn that Jesus is the one who lights our way and gives us hope  for each new day!   We’ll also play games, make snacks, and have tons of fun!  You won’t want to miss this! For grades K-6th. Go to https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/NRGKids  to register.

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Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden

Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden

Jun 28, 2016 - Oct 3, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Journey into the ancient past as Powell Gardens' most popular summer exhibit returns with some new twists. As you stroll through the Gardens, you will encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas of every shape and size--from a towering T Rex to the new 27-foot long-necked Camarasaurus to Missouri's own state dino, the Hypsibema. Visit powellgardens.org/JurassicGarden for details and...

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Toddle Time

Matt Ross Community Center

Jun 28, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This open play time has an array of toys, including building blocks, balls and puzzles which will also teach your child how to interac Kids will enjoy... Tube Tunnels Building Blocks Animal Puppets Pop-up Tents Tumbling Mats An Obstacle Course Flying Discs Bean Bags Ride-Ons Floor Puzzles Costumes  

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Preschool Indoor Playground

Irene B, French Community Center

Jun 28, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday.

So many choices and so much fun. Drive your favorite Little Tykes vehicle, jump in the bouncy’s or pretend in the kitchen. Parents must supervise their own children during playground time.  Special activities included near the holidays.

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BODY WORLDS/ Cycle of Life

Union Station

Jun 28, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life is a world-class, educational exhibition revealing the human body's transformation through time. View more than 100 human specimens preserved through the remarkable process of Plastination, and see firsthand how the choices we make each day impact our incredible bodies- at work, at play, in health and in illness.

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To Do This Week: Family Fun in Kansas City

Enchanted Forest

July 1 - Aug 15: Discover the mystical domains of gnomes, fairies, trolls, elves, sprites and other garden creatures along a woodland garden trail at the Overland Park Arboretum.

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

June 14 - Aug. 7 at The Coterie: This is the musical premiere of the much-loved madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar.

Fireworks Week!

Kansas City is celebrating the 4th of July with Fireworks across the metro all week long!

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

June 14 - July 3: Heart of America Shakespeare Festival will present Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, Shakespeare's hilarious romantic comedy set in romantic Illyria.

Blueberry Picking

Enjoy picking blueberries at KC's U-Pick farms - opening this week!

Little Adventures at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Wed & Sat: From paper dolls to ships, each week features a new theme. Little Adventures is included with museum admission and recommended for ages seven and up.

Time Travelers

Tues & Thurs 10am-3pm and Wed. 6:30-8pm at Shawnee Town 1929 where living history comes to life with family-oriented Time Travelers programs. New themes each week. Each visit includes a guided tour of the1920s farmhouse.

Summer Jump Club

Join the Urban Air OP Summer Jump Club! Buy a Summer Jump Club Passbook: $490 Value For Only $69.99!

Belton, Grandview & KC Railroad Rides

Fri / Sat / Sun: The BG&KC offers excursions on our line running south from Belton on a 5 mile, 45 minute round trip.

Summer Living History

Wed-Sat at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop: 1860s hands-on living history activities.

Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life

thru Oct. 23 exhibit at Union Station: View more than 100 human specimens preserved through the remarkable process of Plastination, and see firsthand how the choices we make each day impact our incredible bodies- at work, at play, in health and in illness.

Jurassic Garden

Journey into the ancient past as Powell Gardens' most popular summer exhibit returns with some new twists. As you stroll through the Gardens, you will encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas of every shape and size--from a towering T Rex to the new 27-foot long-necked Camarasaurus to Missouri's own state dino, the Hypsibema.

The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD®

thru Sept 5 FREE at Crown Center: The exhibit features MR. POTATO HEAD, the much-loved silly character, who becomes an astronaut, explorer, scientist, and undersea adventurer with a change of his “parts.”
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