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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Celebrate Kansas Day on Jan. 26 by meeting the animals of Kansas

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Celebrate Kansas Day at the Johnson County Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26, by learning more about and meeting some of the iconic animals of the Sunflower State. 

Meet the Animals of Kansas at the Johnson County Museum is the name of this event in which visitors will learn about the American Bison, tiger salamander, and other natural symbols of our great state! Participants will interact with hands-on items and live animals. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under special events and then under fun for all. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “family fun.”

This 45-minute drop-in program will take place beginning at 10 a.m. at the Johnson County Museum, located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. 

Admission cost to this program is the same as regular admission to the museum, which is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 60 plus, and $3 for children. Museum members get in free. Advance registration is not required for this program. The museum will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event.

Kansas Day is celebrated every year on Jan. 29 to commemorate the 1861 admission of Kansas into the United States. Celebrated since 1877, this day allows citizens of Kansas to rejoice and take pride in the state in which they live.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. To learn more about the museum and the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, please visit

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