Kansas City Museum

Kansas City Museum is a museum in Kansas City, Missouri that contributes to the community through a variety of exhibits and educational programs. Its main focus is science education for children from preschool age to seven years old.

The museum began in 1897 as an informal collection of natural specimens housed in a series of temporary structures near the University of Kansas City (Now the University of Missouri-Kansas City).

The museum was chartered in 1910, and the city of Kansas City built its current home near Swope Park in 1917. The building’s design features exhibits that allow children to climb, crawl, touch, and enter. 

“Creative Play & Exploration Area” is an activity room for preschool-aged children to play in an unstructured environment. The large space features building materials, small living room sets, dress-up clothes, and play kitchens. There are also areas for outdoor play with a sensory garden and a stocked pond that children can catch “fish.” Children love the museum because it is designed for them to play and explore. 

The museum’s staff organize various educational activities outside the museum that are available to the public. One of these is called “Science Explorers” where volunteers take science games and experiments out to local libraries, universities, preschools, daycare centers, summer camps, or anywhere where children gather.

The museum includes homes from historic Kansas City that were moved to the museum site and restored. The first building was a child’s home from 1869, one of the oldest structures in Kansas City.

In 1990, the museum opened its “Planetarium” for daily shows about astronomy, space travel, and other topics. The planetarium is named after former Kansas City mayor William S. Kemper, who donated the dome to the museum. 

Kansas City Museum offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year that teaches children about science and history in a hands-on way.

Kansas City Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the last admission at 4:30 PM. The Planetarium shows during regular hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and additional showings before lunchtime on Sundays.

Overall, the museum is a good place for children to enjoy themselves while learning about science and history at the same time. After your visit, there are many great places nearby to visit too, like Worlds of Fun,  The Kansas City Zoo, and the National Memorial Arch.

Driving Direction To One Shot Water Heaters of  Kansas City, MO:

One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City is located at 4102 N Harrison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116. From Kansas City Museum, Head west on Gladstone Blvd toward Walrond Ave, then at the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Benton Blvd, then go right before KFC, and here you will pass by Advance Auto Parts (on the left in 0.2 mi), Now turn right onto The Paseo, time to take the ramp on the left onto I-29 N/I-35 N. Now, merge onto I-29 N/I-35 N, Take exit 8A for Parvin Rd. Then turn left onto NE Parvin Rd, take another left onto N Harrison Ave. Now, Finally you have arrive at your destination i.e. One Shot Water Heaters.


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