Spring Forward With An Outdoor Art Walk

For decades, people around the globe have struggled with the 'Spring Forward' that occurs each year. While we understand the reasoning behind this daylight saving practice, it doesn't make the frustration of losing an hour anymore pleasant. Just as we begin to see the dawn appear at a decent hour, we are plunged back into darkness as we make our way to work. Who would expect that a one-hour loss could turn us into sleep-deprived zombies?  To help us deal with this annual annoyance, we decided to spring forward with an outdoor art walk. A Kemper St"art" A brunch-time event made perfect sense [...]

By |2021-04-06T06:12:49-06:00April 6th, 2021|KC Fun, Kid Friendly, Out & About|18 Comments

Losing Their Voice – Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art

Kansas City is filled with so many entertainment options that we struggle trying to cover them all. When our daughter suggested a brunch outing, I decided to look for something out of the ordinary. Since we are all lovers of art, a visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art was a perfect fit. This free attraction offers amazing rotating galleries, as well as an exceptional indoor eatery. At the time of our visit, the list of exhibits included one focused on the Native Indians losing their voice in the modern world. This intrigued us, since we are fans of North American history [...]

By |2021-03-26T06:40:01-06:00March 26th, 2021|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|6 Comments

Seeing The Details – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Variety keeps life from becoming boring. You can imagine what it would be like if every museum was exactly the same. Each would hold the same static displays and spout the same factoids. Fortunately, this isn't the case. Each history museum has its own approach to telling stories from the past. We also have a nice selection of subjects to choose from. On one of our visits to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, we took the time to enjoy one of their annual events. With this particular museum being in our hometown, we have plenty of opportunities to visit. Seeing the details in [...]

By |2020-02-06T20:41:08-06:00February 14th, 2020|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Want Some Free Money? – The Money Museum

They say that education is one of the best investments. Does that mean if you learn about money, you are doubling the value of your education? Perhaps my math doesn't quite add up, but you can certainly learn a lot at The Money Museum. This FREE attraction offers a lot for all ages and helps visitors understand more about how the Federal Reserve works. You even get a treat at the end, and who wouldn't want some free money? Raise Your Hands if You Want to See Inside The Money Museum is located inside of the Federal Reserve Building at 1 Memorial Drive, [...]

By |2019-12-26T04:50:00-06:00September 20th, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Museum Of Illusions KC – The Art Of Forced Perspective

Over the years we have visited loads of various museums. They come in all sizes and focus on a host of topics. Some of our favorite are the one-off type that feature some unique subject. A newcomer to the Kansas City scene is the Museum of Illusions KC, located in Union Station. We dropped by to check out their exhibits on forced perspective, which some refer to as optical illusions. We want to thank the Museum of Illusion for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. It's All About Angles Some versions of forced perspective rely solely on the viewpoint. This [...]

By |2019-06-21T11:18:41-06:00June 21st, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|6 Comments

Fresh Look At The Kansas City Zoo

With so much of the country left to explore, sometimes we struggle finding time to spend in our own backyard. We made a renewed commitment to take a deeper dive into Kansas City culture this year. Zoological parks are one of our favorite diversions, wherever we travel. For years, we have visited the Kansas City Zoo, especially when we were in the midst of raising children. While we have made occasional stops over the past few years, we felt it was time for us to take a fresh look at the Kansas City Zoo and see what's happening. We want to thank the [...]

By |2019-06-07T06:51:03-06:00June 7th, 2019|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|6 Comments

How To Get The Most Out Of A Visit To Scheels

These days many places are downsizing, but it seems to be the exact opposite for sporting goods stores. Each major chain is trying to one up the competition, and this creates the perfect opportunity for families to beat the bad weather for the day. We recently visited one of the Scheels stores to see what unique attractions we would discover. We had our grandkids in tow, so we were able to better gauge how well things appealed to various age groups. Nature Class Like a couple of the other large chains, Scheels has a display filled with taxidermy mounts. Located on an artificial mountain, the display [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:52:01-06:00May 18th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Past To Future At Museum at Prairiefire

We consider ourselves blessed to reside in a city with so many diverse attractions. Museums are one of our favorite destinations, and the Museum at Prairiefire fits its own specific niche in this category. We arranged a visit and tour on what ended up being a frigid and windy Kansas City winter day. The museum is located inside of the Prairiefire neighborhood at 5801 W. 135th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. The building is the first in North America to utilize dichroic glass on the exterior. It is designed to absorb the light on the outside as one color, but it [...]

Who’s Viewing Who? A Visit To Sea Life Kansas City

It is nice to know that Kansas City has a lot of attraction options that can be enjoyed during any weather. On a cold winter day we made a visit to Sea Life at Crown Center. This marine adventure zone offers visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of oceans, rivers, and lakes. What we found was much larger than we expected, and included lots of interesting exhibits. Let’s take a closer look. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:44:57-06:00February 16th, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|10 Comments

Seeing Stars At Gottlieb Planetarium

Our outing with the grandkids, to Union Station, included a surprise for them. They knew about Science City, which had them all pumped up, but we also would be visiting the Gottlieb Planetarium. This 150 seat theater is housed in the lower level of Union Station, and offers daily shows with a variety of topics. General admission ticket prices are $7.00 per person. The plan would be to stop in after our lunch break. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:46:01-06:00February 2nd, 2018|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|4 Comments
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