Kansas City Kids Fun Guide


As the weather warms that means that it is a whole heck of a lot easier to get outside! If you happen to live in Kansas City then you are in luck because there are tons of fun places to take the kiddos. Here are just a few of the places that Ocki and I have visited.

Powell Gardens

This is one of the more expensive items on the list but totally worth it! Its $10/adult, $4 for kids 5-12, and free for 4 and under. The grounds are expansive and well groomed. You really could spend all day here and not be bored. They have rotating exhibits and hold regular festival events. Last year the big exhibit was dinosaurs. It was so cool. This year starting May 27 – October 22 the big exhibit is mythical creatures. Other highlights will include the Festival of Butterflies in August and Savage Gardens just in time for Halloween.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Another fun activity that is FREE Monday-Thursday! If you go Friday-Sunday the charge is $2. There are also optional activities like wagon rides and such that cost extra. This is also an activity that you could spend the whole day at. They have tons of animals to see including goats, a bison, bobcats, etc. So for all the animal lovers in your family this one is a win.

Wonderscope Children’s Museum

Wonderscope is wonderful for rainy spring days as they have lots of indoor activities including a grocery shopping area, a baby doll nursery, a ball area, a water room with rubber ducks, and a large playroom including a rock climbing wall. General admission is $8 with children 2 and under free.

Kauffman Memorial Gardens

These downtown gardens are smaller than the Powell Gardens but they have the advantage of being free as well as being close to lots of other things in downtown KC.


Monkey Bizness

Another good indoor place to get the wiggles out. Basically a giant indoor playground. If your child can walk its $9, if your child is crawling its $5. Parents and infants are free. Which is nice.

Kansas City Zoo

I absolutely LOVE going to the zoo. So much in fact, that we had a zoo pass. General admission is $14.50 for 12 and older, $11.50 ages 3-11, and free for 2 and under. This is another one that you really could spend all day at if its not too boiling hot.


Other Fun Ideas

Those are just a few places that I can think of. I haven’t been to all of them listed above but have heard great things! Where are your favorite places to take the kids? Let me know in the comments below!



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2 thoughts on “Kansas City Kids Fun Guide”

  1. sharmin meadows - May 10, 2017 8:59 AM

    I love KC and wrote a local blog there until my husbands job recently located us to Wichita! Now I blog more about food, travel and lifestyle but Kansas City will always be my home!

    1. Natalie - May 10, 2017 9:05 AM

      I’ll have to check out your blog :)
      I am transitioning to Wyoming myself but there is so much to do in Kansas City. I will sure miss it!


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