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Enchanted Forest

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

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

They're back!  This summer the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are again home to the mystical domains of gnomes, fairies, elves, sprites, trolls, and other garden creatures along a woodland trail. This is a delightful exhibit you won't want to miss! Visit our website for programming and event details www.opabg.org. 

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Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 @ 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 are available to those that submit their work. Submission Period June 1- July 10 at 5 p.m. Questions or for more information on how to enter, email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org.

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Playful Kinetics by Dave Eames

Paradise Park

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

This exciting 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, created by local artist Dave Eames especially for Paradise Park!  Enjoy a day at the Park with family and discover the captivating fun with kinetics! Try the treasure hunt, find them all and win a cool treat!

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Over the Rainbow: Toys from the Land of Oz

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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

Published in 1900, L. Frank Baum’s 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 at...

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The Three-Dimensional Imagination of Donna Moore

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Aug 18, 2017 - Jun 3, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

You may not know who Donna Moore is, but if you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, there is a good chance you played with one of her soft toys. Based in Kansas City, Moore was one of the most prolific toy designers of the late 20th century and her products were sold all over the world. From the “Crazy Crop” characters for Hallmark to the Beatles John, Paul, George, and Ringo for...

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Mummies of the World

Union Station

Aug 18, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presenting a never before seen collection of naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years. Children...

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Train Station Adventure Now Open!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City

Aug 18, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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

Train Station Adventure opens at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City on May 12, 2017! Climb, slide, jump and roll around train obstacles inside this all-new play zone! Families can use their imaginations to build their own LEGO® trains together and then test it on the tracks through the city to the countryside- all on a 15 foot long build table! Hop into the Conductor’s chair and take...

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Gardens of Myth

Powell Gardens

Aug 18, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

Goblins and fairies and trolls, oh my!  See these and other mythical creatures this summer as part of Gardens of Myth, which is making its garden debut at Powell Gardens! The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is hand...

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Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper

Kemper Museum of Art

Aug 19, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs monthly, on the third Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home,...

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Midwest Ability Summit

Overland Park Convention Center

Aug 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

The Kansas City Ability Summit is collaboration between several metro-wide organizations. Our purpose is to create a truly metro-wide ability expo for those with disabilities and older adults, their families, caregivers, healthcare professionals and as an educational opportunity for the entire Greater Kansas City community. At the Ability Summit, resources will be provided for all of these...

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