Escape for a youthful adventure in Kansas City. Explore Science City in Union Station, observe animals at the Kansas City Zoo, have an aquatic adventure at SeaLife Kansas City Aquarium, learn all about money at The Money Museum and enjoy a production at the Coterie Theater. Here are some ideas for a weekend full of adventure.
Come get the most important meal of the day here where all ingredients are made fresh daily. From “eggs and things” to pancakes and waffles, it's all found on The Cook Shack Café's menu.
8950 Wornall Road, Kansas City MO 64114, 816-333-0013
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy more than 1,100 animals at one of the top zoos in the United States. The zoo boasts some of the country's best African, kangaroo and chimp exhibits.
6800 E. Zoo Road, Kansas City MO 64132, 816-513-5800
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Reduced winter hours, Labor Day-Memorial Day.)
The Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is a unique experience offering an, up-close look at the nation's financial system in action.
1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City MO 64198, 816-881-2683
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ~ Closed major holidays.
Located in an historic mansion built in 1911, the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City boasts of 38 rooms for exploration with the largest collection of nostalgic toys, fine-scale miniatures and marbles in the Midwest.
5235 Oak St., Kansas City MO 64112, 816-235-8000
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Named "One of the Five Best Theaters for Young Audiences" in the U.S. by TIME magazine. Providing unique experiences for families and young audiences, the Coterie Theatre is nationally recognized for its exceptional programming.
The Coterie's season runs year-round, offering a Family Series and Preteen/Teen Series of productions at the theatre's main stage in the Crown Center complex. Its "Coterie at Night" productions, which are intended for teens and adults, are performed at various venues.
The theatre is housed on level one in Hallmark's Crown Center shops.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-474-6552
Hours: Ticket office: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-end of show (on performance days only).
One step inside the 30,000-square-foot Legoland Discovery Center and you'll feel as though you've just jumped into the world's biggest box of Lego bricks – more than two million.
Legoland offers a fun, highly interactive and educational 2-3 hour indoor experience, ideal for families with children ages 3-10. Legoland provide a range of interactive play areas. Look through our website for details.
Tickets: $19 ~ ages 3-12, $15 ~ younger than 3, free. Tickets discounted if ordered online.
Combo tickets for Legoland Discovery Center and Sea Life Aquarium are available.
Located in the Crown Center Complex.
Note: Last admission is two hours prior to closing.
2475 Grand Blvd, Kansas City MO 64108, 816-471-4386
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fritz's is famous for old fashioned hamburgers, made with 100% choice ground beef, always cooked to order.
Order your food using a telephone on your table; your order is delivered to your table by an overhead train.
Located in the Crown Center complex.
2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-474-4004
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thu., 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium transports you into an amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays.
Located in the Crown Center complex.
2475 Grand Ave., Kansas City MO 64108, 816-471-4386
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.