For Kids & Families

The Museum offers programs for kids and families to explore art, history, and culture. From Retro Storytime to Kids’ Day Out to summer camps, you’re sure to find something fun at the museum. 

Kids’ Day Out

Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. This program is available for ages 6-10. 

Schedule subject to change based on Shawnee Mission School District calendar.

Fee: $38 per child 

Click here to see upcoming dates.

Bring a lunch, Kids in the dance studiosnacks, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., but you may drop off and pick up at any time. To register for Kids' Day Out, call (913) 715-2552.

For general questions about Kids' Day Out, call the museum at (913) 715-2570.

We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

Sensory Friendly Mondays

Come enjoy the Johnson County Museum and KidScape in a comfortable, low-sensory environment. This limited-occupancy session is designed specifically for children with sensory processing differences and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their families. We welcome visitors of all abilities and museum experience. We also welcome hand fidgets, comfort items, weighted blankets and vests, and mobility devices.

This program is offered in partnership with Britain Development, a program of Advent Health Shawnee Mission. Sensory friendly days are offered monthly on the first Monday of the month (unless closed for a holiday), from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Visit our Sensory-Friendly Monday page for more info.

Retro Storytime

Preschoolers love stories from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House! 

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month at 10am. A craft activity included after the story ends. 

See upcoming dates and register here.

Museum Birthday Parties

What a great way to celebrate your child's special day! Our birthday party package features a private room AND access to our award-winning KidScape play area where history and fun connect! Bring up to 30 guests to join in the celebration.

Learn more on our Birthday Party page