Apr. 29 & 30: This FREE, family-friendly, two-day event in the tradition of European 16th Century street-painting transforms the dull concrete of the sidewalks and surface of the Concourse Park Fountain into colorful, pastel, canvases.
Apr. 30: Come out for a day of fun for the whole family – and celebrate the grand opening of our new Birth Place! The kids can get their faces painted, get a free bike helmet, while parents can get free wellness screenings.
Apr. 29 & 30: Teachers are often unsung heroes but at the Kansas City Zoo we are singing their praises. Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 is Teacher Appreciation Weekend at the Zoo. We are honoring teachers, administrators and home school educators with free admission for themselves and three guests. Just bring your teacher ID for admittance. While you’re here, you can learn more about our Zoo-Ed program and how it can bring the Zoo right to your classroom.
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Apr. 29: From Zumba, face painting and fitness-themed bingo games to healthy snacks, bounce-housing around and other kid-friendly activities, the YMCA and its affiliated partners will have your family up, moving and ready to play!
thru 5/13: This play is a faithful adaptation of the beloved book by Margery Williams. It is a story of love, reality and imagination all centered on the deep bond between a toy rabbit and boy fighting illness. “What is Real?” the Velveteen Rabbit asks the Skin Horse. “Does it hurt?” There is magic, comedy, adventure and triumph in this wonderful tale set in a modern day library.
Apr. 4 - May 21: When “bestus” friends Elephant and Piggie get together, anything is possible! They might get invited to a fancy costume party, learn a crazy new dance, or decide to spend the day playing ping-pong in silly hats. Adapted by Mo Willems from his wildly popular book series, this lively musical features Elephant Gerald and Piggie and their delightfully nutty back-up singers, the Squirrelles, discovering the fun of being in a play – all the while encouraging the audience to join in for some interactive fun. Bring your bestie and share in the laughter and how good it feels to put friends first.
thru May 7: Plunge into a fun, creative environment in this free exhibit that will delight kids who love to explore the deep blue sea. Discover buried treasure in a sunken pirate ship, ride a dolphin and sea horses, paddle your way to the mermaid's house, climb inside the mouth of a whale, explore in the submarine and many more aquatic adventures. It's fathoms of fun, and totally free!
Meet the armored division of the marine world at this all new exhibit. Learn about the amazing anatomy of crabs and find out what makes them one of the most powerful predators of the sea bed! The CLAWS exhibit showcases incredible crustaceans from around the world. Kids go FREE with paid adult and promo code: PARENT
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 The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.