KidScape

Important Update

As of May 1, 2022, KidScape will no longer be taking pre-registrations online or by phone. Walk-ins only. Please note that we will continue to monitor capacity to ensure we do not exceed fire code of 100 guests. When we do reach capacity, museum staff and volunteers will conduct hourly counts to accommodate additional guests into the space. Kidscape is open from 9:00am-4:00pm and will still close 12:00pm-12:30pm each day for cleaning. Families are welcome to enjoy other areas of the Museum or Arts & Heritage Center during that time and return after cleaning is complete.

To book a group KidScape visit, please call (913) 715-2570 or email [email protected].

Learning Through Play

KidScape is a fully-immersive, interactive history experience where kids time travel to different periods and communities from the region's past. Work on the farm, perform at the theater or the puppet show, teach in the school, deliver the mail, care for patients at the hospital, or fry up some burgers at the diner. There's 3,500 square feet of fun to explore and learn while having fun!

The Communities

  • An 1870s farmstead introduces kids to life on the farm-tending animals, collecting eggs, gardening and house chores inside the farmhouse. Also try your hand tending livestock and packing a covered wagon.
  • Time travel to an 1900s City to sell fruits and vegetables at the City Market, perform an original play at the theater, and teach lessons at the school.
  • Suburbia springs to life in the 1950s! Care for sick patients at the hospital, cook up burgers at the diner, and build a house for a new suburban family. Even explore a park with a secret cave!

For families who want to prepare kids for the best Kidscape experience, this guide can help!