Things to Do During a Kansas City Staycation

Museum at Prairiefire

As well as hosting a variety of dynamic, authentic Natural History exhibitions, the Museum at Prairiefire offerings include regular events, interactive activities and programs for adults and kids. Check out Science Happy Hour or our Little Explorers Club, for example! See stunning artifacts from national and regional collections, let the kids explore in the the Discovery Room, or get out of this world with a Virtual Reality Experience.

Negro League Baseball Museum

Celebrate African-American Baseball history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO. The NLBM is a self-guided tour experience. The exhibition features text panels, hundreds of photographs, artifacts and several film exhibits that is integrated with a timeline of baseball and African American history. Length of tour varies but we recommend a minimum of an hour to fully enjoy the exhibit.

Legoland Discovery Center

Step into a world of creativity and fun at Legoland Discovery Center. This amusement park is especially made for children and the child-friendly attractions reflect just that! Go on the interactive Kingdom Quest ride or build whatever type of vehicle you can imagine at the Lego Racers: Build & Test attraction. You can even watch a show in the 4D cinema. No trip to Legoland Discovery Center is complete without seeing important landmarks made miniature at Miniland. Learn more.

Science City at Union Station

Let curiosity be your guide as you explore this dynamic, hands-on science center! Kids of all ages will experience the amazing world of science first-hand through fun and engaging exhibits and programs. Start your lifelong love of science, learning and discovery at Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City! Learn more.

SEA LIFE Aquarium

Sea Life Kansas City is an interactive aquarium located at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The aquarium contains thousands of aquatic creatures, plus interactive touch pools and a 360° ocean tunnel. Learn more.

The Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum

The region’s only fully accessible, non-profit children’s museum dedicated to providing STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math – educational experiences for young children. The new Wonderscope features 30,000 square feet of indoor exploration and 1/2 acre of year-round outdoor adventure, all with a unique Kansas City theme. The museum is easily accessible via public transportation and major roadways. Learn more.

The National Museum  of Toys/Miniatures

Home to the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the largest collections of historic toys currently on public display. Learn more.

Incredible Pizza

You’ll have no problem having a great time in our incredible fairgrounds. We have more attractions than any other family entertainment center. Our incredible fairgrounds is completely indoors, temperature-controlled, and staffed with an expert entertainment team. Learn more.

KidScape

KidScape is a fully-immersive, interactive history experience where kids time travel to different periods and communities from the region’s past. Work on the farm, perform at the theater or the puppet show, teach in the school, deliver the mail, care for patients at the hospital, or fry up some burgers at the diner. There’s 3,500 square feet of fun to explore and learn while having fun! Learn more.

Little Monkey Bizness

Welcome to Little Monkey Bizness in Shawnee Mission, a place where kids can truly “monkey around”! Whether it be on our giant indoor playground or for a birthday party or event, we provide a safe, clean environment for family fun. Our indoor playground and party center is conveniently located just off east on Shawnee Mission Parkway off of exit 228B on I-35.

At Little Monkey Bizness, kids under 8 years old can go monkey around in a jungle of fun with inflatable jumps, slides and obstacle courses. We even have a special area set aside for toddlers – designed for kids 3 years and younger. Learn more.

Pinstripes

We offer Kansas City’s premier bowling, bocce and bistro experience in the Overland Park neighborhood. Pinstripes offers sophisticated fun at our spacious events venue, featuring our chef’s made-from-scratch creations, daily events for the whole community and unique entertainment. Learn more.

Pump it Up

Looking to socialize with your friends and let your kids burn off some energy? Pump it up provides a safe, 100% private environment during our private play-dates! During this play date, you will have each inflatable filled room with private play for 90 minutes. Learn more.

Rainbow of the Heartland

There are no limits to the grins and giggles at our play room. That’s because your kids are invited to jump, climb, swing, and play in our indoor showroom for just $7.50 per child in Kansas City. Learn more.

ROKC

RoKC was developed by local climbers who dreamed big and brought world-class climbing to the Kansas City area. Our mission is to provide a fun, inclusive, and adventurous environment where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can learn and be challenged. Come see what we’re all about! Learn more.

screenPLAY at B&B Theatres

Featuring vibrantly colored seats and wall coverings, a screen-side play area for toddlers, and a full-size climbing playground (complete with slide!), screenPLAY! invites guests to arrive thirty minutes before showtime for fun and play, while music and other entertainment is onscreen. After the thirty minute play block is over, guests will take their seats and the lights will go down for a kid-friendly feature. A concept unique to B&B Theatres, screenPLAY! will allow little movie-lovers (recommended age 2-8) to enjoy the magic of the movies like never before! Learn more.

SuperKidz Club

What can be more fun than play? At Superkidz Club, kids can play all they want! Our 9500 square feet facility is filled with countless fun-packed activities. Kids can explore, learn and run around freely in our custom-made playground. Our play area is specifically designed with kids’ favorite things-to-do in mind. It incorporates jumping, climbing, crawling, and sliding. With intention to keep them moving and to forget about the electronics and just play! ​Learn more.

Urban Air – Overland Park + Lenexa

If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in Shawnee, Lawrence, Bonner Springs, Eudora, DeSoto and Lenexa area, Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure park will be the perfect place. With new adventures behind every corner, we are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park. Learn More.

District Jungle

District Jungle takes fun to new heights! With 3 levels of ropes courses and 11 climbing walls. Learn more.

Extreme Grand Prix

Whether you’re here hone inyour racing skills, to take a quick spin, spend an exciting afternoon or evening with your family or friends you will find Extreme Grand Prix Family Fun Center is all of that. From the Arcade area to the Billiard area, Racing to just relaxing and watching the game and having a beer it is exciting fun. Come in and join the Extreme family. Learn more.

Get Air Sports

Take your pick from wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball, slamball, ninja obstacles and more! Learn more.

IBEX Climbing Gym

Your kids new favorite way to spend the weekend: Climbing at IBEX. We’ll teach them well, and they’ll be hooked! Learn more.

Motus Ninjas

At Motus Ninjas, we believe that fitness can and should be FUN. Let us prove it to you—come by for an open gym and sign up for one of our incredible programs at any of our convenient Kansas City locations! Learn more.

My Play Cafe

MY Play Café offers a clean, imaginative play-area for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. As well as a barista-staffed café serving gourmet espresso drinks, tea and boba for everyone to enjoy! Our space is large enough for the children to run & play, yet intimate enough for adults and caregivers to relax, have a conversation, or catch up on work. Learn more.

screenPLAY at B&B Theatres

Featuring vibrantly colored seats and wall coverings, a screen-side play area for toddlers, and a full-size climbing playground (complete with slide!), screenPLAY! invites guests to arrive thirty minutes before showtime for fun and play, while music and other entertainment is onscreen. After the thirty minute play block is over, guests will take their seats and the lights will go down for a kid-friendly feature. A concept unique to B&B Theatres, screenPLAY! will allow little movie-lovers (recommended age 2-8) to enjoy the magic of the movies like never before! Learn more.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

We’re the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action. Our exciting Lees Summit MO indoor trampoline park features a variety of attractions & programs and offers! Learn more.

Above All Trampoline Park

Above All Trampoline Park is Liberty’s hottest destination for family fun! Come take flight on our massive indoor court of connected trampolines for an unforgettable adventure. Duck and dive on dodge ball courts, soar onto our air bag or just coast at our safe zone for junior flyers. Learn more.

Fun Run

Fun Run’s not just another Indoor Inflatable Center; we offer fun and imagination together! Fun Run offers plenty of space with 9,000 square feet of open play room and extended hours. With the variety of different activities such as, Arcades, Café, Fun-Run Pet Store, Inflatables, Imagination Village, skymaze, and Toddler Area; kids will want to stay and play for hours. There is no need to leave for lunch; you can order pizza, drinks and other snacks from our Café. Learn more.

Main Event – Kansas City North

Every game and activity at Main Event is designed to bring family and friends together to share a fun, social experience and create lasting memories. Explore each experience for more information on how we keep our guests safe. Learn more.

Power Play Entertainment Center

Power Play offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor attractions for all ages. Learn more.

ROKC

RoKC was developed by local climbers who dreamed big and brought world-class climbing to the Kansas City area. Our mission is to provide a fun, inclusive, and adventurous environment where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can learn and be challenged. Come see what we’re all about! Learn more.

The Rush Funplex

The Rush Funplex is located in Creekwood Commons about 6 miles north of downtown Kansas City. The Rush features Go Karts, Bowling, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Foam Pit, Climing Wall, Bumper Cars, Arcade & More!! The Rush is 100% indoors for year round fun! Learn more.

screenPLAY at B&B Theatres

Featuring vibrantly colored seats and wall coverings, a screen-side play area for toddlers, and a full-size climbing playground (complete with slide!), screenPLAY! invites guests to arrive thirty minutes before showtime for fun and play, while music and other entertainment is onscreen. After the thirty minute play block is over, guests will take their seats and the lights will go down for a kid-friendly feature. A concept unique to B&B Theatres, screenPLAY! will allow little movie-lovers (recommended age 2-8) to enjoy the magic of the movies like never before! Learn more.

We Rock the Spectrum

KC’s ONLY inclusive sensory gym! Open Play EVERY DAY, kids classes & birthday parties! Located In the Northland just east of Zona Rosa. Learn more.

Great Wolf Lodge Day Pass

Planning your next day trip? Looking for something the whole family will enjoy? Nothing to do on a rainy day? It’s time to get your pack together and go for the moment at Great Wolf Lodge. With the new day passes, enjoy unlimited splashes at our 84-degree indoor water park, access to over 50 activities and more all under one roof, and be back in your own bed by bedtime. Learn more.

Sarah
Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!