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Kaleidoscope, Kansas City

4.7
#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
Children’s Museum Museum
Embrace your family's creative side at Kaleidoscope, an arts and crafts center for kids. Operated by Hallmark Cards as a way to recycle its paper, ribbon, crayons, and other products, the venue is packed with leftover manufacturing materials from their famous cards. Use the supplies to create collages, puzzles, mobiles, and various other artistic works. The center provides glue, pens, glitter, and much more, so all you need to bring is your ideas. This crafty fun takes place in organized sessions, so make sure to check for times beforehand. Admission is free.  Plan to visit Kaleidoscope and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kansas City attractions using our Kansas City vacation generator.
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  • A terrific and free 40 minutes of fun for kids and families. Drawing, painting, crafting, and more is what is waiting for you. My kids favorite was the melted crayon area and the jigsaw puzzle creator...  more »
  • Kids love this place. Wish they offered more time for kids to create stuff but can't complain when it's free. SUPER cute and full of stations to make crafts. Boys and girls would love this.  more »
  • Visited with a 10 and 7 year old while passing through town on vacation. Kaleidoscope is really best suited for preschool age as it's a 40 minute free form parent directed craft session with markers,p...  more »
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  • I came here as a child and it is still amazing! Was able to bring my child and spouse and it's all free. The staff and atmosphere are out of this world and the Dr. Seuss decor is so fun and inviting for children of all ages. Parents can go in with their children or peer in through mirrored glass. Go early as you might want to attend a second session. Highly recommend!
  • It's always fun to take your kids to experience something that you did when you were a child and they loved it just as much as I did.
  • Such fond memories of this place from my childhood, and thrilled to see my kids have a blast during a visit back to the home town! A must-see if you're in town with kids!
  • Good place to take the kids and kill time. Free, so budget friendly.
  • I would recommend Kaleidscope for kids 4+ . I took my children and niece and the younger kids(2 and under) didn't really know what to do. They had a good time running and looking at all the sculptures and coloring though but the older kids were more enthused creatively.

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If you want to sample the city’s nightlife, consider a hotel in the Power and Light District, home to a wide array of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The 39th Street District is a good choice for those on vacation who prefer quirky independent venues. The city boasts an array of cozy bed and breakfasts both within and on the outskirts of the city. Those with access to a car can enjoy Kansas City on a budget by staying at a nearby campground or RV park.
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