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Johnson County Museum plans two Kansas Day events on Jan. 27
POSTED: 01/03/2018
Two different events are being planned to celebrate Kansas Day at the Johnson County Museum on Saturday, Jan. 27. These include Meet the Animals of Kansas, and Happy Birthday Kansas.

Both programs are for all ages, and no preregistration is necessary. Admission cost to these programs is the same as regular admission cost to the museum, which is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 60 plus, and $3 for children. Museum members get in free. Those who attend Meet the Animals of Kansas can stay for Happy Birthday Kansas at no additional cost.

In Meet the Animals of Kansas, participants will learn about the natural symbols of our great state, including the American Bison, tiger salamander, and sunflower. There will also be a chance to learn about the Kansas flag and interact with hands-on items and live animals. This program will begin at 10.m. and will last about 45 minutes.

For Happy Birthday Kansas, participants are invited to celebrate the state’s 157th birthday by exploring the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House, and playing in KidScape! Tour the temporary exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” Visitors will also enjoy hands-on fun with activities and crafts in the museum from 11 am to 2 pm.

The Johnson County Museum is located within the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. To learn more about the museum and the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, please visit

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