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Visit two recently-renovated Kansas City-area museums during 50 Plus day trip on Oct. 28
POSTED: 10/08/2015
Two recently-renovated Kansas City area museums are the destinations for a late October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Museum Makeovers is the name of this trip. Participants will visit the recently-reopened National Museum of Toys and Miniatures where they will see their $8 million in renovations, which included the addition of new exhibits, interactive experiences, and a two-story toy sculpture. Travelers will break into small groups for a personal tour of the world’s largest collection of antique toys and remarkable fine-scale miniatures. After lunch at Andre’s Confiserie Suisse, we'll check out what’s happening at the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall and take a hard hat tour to learn about the extensive restoration of the estate site and find out what makes it an important museum of local and regional history.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 5 p.m. that day. The cost is for this eight-hour day trip, including lunch, transportation, and tours, is $69 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 31030.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus program are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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