Apr. 21: Enjoy the return of your favorite rides, live shows, PEANUTS characters, and be one of the first to ride on the all new Nordic Chaser! Whatever your thrill level, there is plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. This is also the perfect day to activate your child's 2018 Pre-K Pass, offering FREE admission for children ages 3-5 for the entire 2018 season. Simply register online, activate at the park and come play!
April 22 is the Spring Family fun run event at the KC Timber Challenge course. This spring, little Sasquatch's have a chance to get in on the fun! The Spring FTC is 2 miles long and is packed with fun and challenging obstacles for the whole family (ages 5+). Lots of people ask about how hard it is. Well here is the truth. Your kids will rock this course out... heck they're designed for it. Registration includes: Run entry, t-shirt or drawstring bag, souvenir wristband, finisher swag, event pictures, water stations, fresh fruit and access to the family party zone at the start / finish line. Meet our very own Sasquatch and celebrate with a Spring themed party including a free face painter, self paint station, kids activities and fun things to do for the whole family.
Apr. 17 - May 20: The classic fairytale, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” is told with the audience’s help, who assist Jack as he climbs the beanstalk to the giant’s rich and fertile land. While there, Jack discovers the source of the trouble with his farmland, learning how to make it fertile again by understanding and balancing the life cycle. Young audiences will become tiny bugs in the giant’s garden. The giant loves the bugs because they help keep his soil and plants so healthy!
Apr. 21: Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream ... or a really great pair of shoes.
Apr. 21 & 22: Learn how to attract pollinators to your garden by making a native plant seed ball. Explore the “Conservation & Commodities: A Sculptural Puppet Exhibition” by Kansas City Art Institute Foundation Students. Want to help the environment and save? Bring in your old cell phones, iPods, IPads, tablets, mp3 players and all accessories to be recycled, and receive $3 off admission. On Saturday, our Zoo Manoo will be on sale from 8 to 11:30 am. Little Blue River Watershed Coalition presents Blue at the Zoo. Enjoy interactive, fun, and educational activities related to water quality. On Sunday, The ReCycle Cycle stops by with action, sound and excitement. Kids and adults alike will be encouraged to participate in any number of the on-board ecological activities. KCP&L’s electric vehicles will also be on site.
Apr. 21 & 22: See Princess Aurora and Prince Desire, the fairies, Puss 'n Boots, Red Riding Hood, and their many friends in a professional quality ballet production of the traditional Sleeping Beauty story. Come get lost in the beautiful choreography, magnificent music, spectacular costumes, and awe inspiring stage sets. And in the spotlight, our beautiful and talented ballet students.
Apr. 21: hake off those winter cobwebs and get outside to enjoy the early spring weather at Flights of Fancy! Come to this annual, free, family-friendly event to see mega kites soaring in the sky over the MCC-Longview campus. Held in the heart of National Kite Month, Flights of Fancy is the perfect opportunity to get together with family and friends to see mega kites, power kites, stunt kites and more, including the world's largest windsock - three stories high and 200 feet long!
Apr. 19 - 27: The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary, allowing the audience to experience Anne in a way that breathes life into this passionate, complex young woman, allowing us to share her relatable experience of adolescence as a familiarly modern teenager.
Apr. 19: How long have we been talking about doing an event with you guys?! You know all those Facebook Live's and Insta-Stories where we told you we'd be going on tour to throw a party for all of you to come and dance, let loose, and chit chat with us? Well here it is. Our FIRST TIME in Kansas City as we go on tour with The FUN Show. The last show was a doozy and we're all about stepping up our game with wild new ideas so we can't wait to show you what we have in store for you.
thru May 6 at Crown Center: Will your child be a firefighter, a schoolteacher, a racecar driver, or maybe, President of the United States? In FUNVILLE, children experience grown-up occupations in a kid friendly setting. Let them forecast the weather, perform magic, work in a barbershop or ride a tractor. Whatever they choose, the most important job in FUNVILLE is to have fun.
thru May 28: THE ART OF THE BRICK is the first major museum exhibition to use LEGO bricks as the sole art medium. Sawaya transforms LEGO bricks into tremendous and thought-provoking sculptures, elevating the toy to the realm of art. Sawaya’s ability to transform this common toy into something meaningful, his devotion to spatial perfection and the way he conceptualizes action, enables him to elevate what almost every child has played with into the status of contemporary art.
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