You never knew how good life could be till you had grandkids. Why not up the fun even more by planning a special day? There are so many great things for kids to do in Kansas City. Here are a few of our favorite places.
The National Toy Museum of Miniatures
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures will take you for a trip down memory lane—and show the grandkids the dolls, trains and games you used to play with. It has the world’s largest fine-scale miniature collection, as well as the largest antique toy collection on public display in the United States. $5 for ages 5 and up. Free for ages 4 and under.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center and the Sea Life Aquarium
Buy a combo ticket to get you into both attractions and your weekend is covered. Online combo tickets are $28 for ages 13 and up, $26 for ages 3-12 and free for ages 3 and under. LEGOLAND features 10 Lego play zones, two Lego rides, the 4D Lego Cinema and more. At Sea Life, you can see thousands of different species, including sharks, rays, octopus, and seahorses.
The Moon Marble Company
Share the beautiful world of marbles—and a bit of your childhood—with your grandkids at the Moon Marble Company. Owner and artisan Bruce Breslow opened his store in 1997 because he wanted the kind of marbles he used to have—and couldn’t’ find them anywhere else. Stop by to shop or see marbles being made from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
The College Basketball Experience
This place is—as its website emphatically states—NOT a museum. It’s a 41,500-square-foot opportunity to play and be inspired. In “Beat the Clock,” you can show your grandchild that you’ve still got game by making the winning shot before the buzzer sounds. Or you can head to the Slam Dunk Courts where rims at six different heights will allow you to dunk like you did back in the day (or in your dreams). When you’re all worn out, check out the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Ages 65 and up are $11, ages 18-64 are $15, kids 4-17 are $12 and kids 4 and under are free.
Union Stations, the Science Museum and KC Rail Experience
Built in 1914, Union Station draws tourists from all over the world to see the Grand Hall’s 95-foot ceiling, three 3,500-pound chandeliers and the six-foot wide clock hanging in the central arch. But it also houses a bunch of fun stuff for the kids, including Science City, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, the KC Rail Experience and theRegnier Extreme Screen Theatre. Ticket prices are all listed here.
The Kansas City Zoo
The zoo is a good time for kids of all ages year-round, but Boo at the Zoo (Oct. 28-29) offers the chance to trick-or-treat the zoo while enjoying Halloween entertainment and activities. Ages 55 and over is $13.50, ages 12-54 is $14.50, ages 3-11 is $11.50 and kids 2 and under are free.
Kansas City Activities and StorageMart
At StorageMart we’re proud to be involved in the communities we serve—and we also love to spend time in them. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our favorite places to take the grandkids in Kansas City. Stay tuned for more cool things to see, do, and eat near you.