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. Visit the calendar links to the right to find your fun!
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.
2022: 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30
2023: 1/3, 1/4, 2/10, 2/20, 3/10, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 4/7, 4/10
Fee: $38 per child
Bring a lunch, snacks, 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.
2023: 1/9, 2/6, 3/6
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. Here's what you get when you book your party with us:
- 90 minutes in our Museum Classroom dedicated just for your group
- Unlimited playtime in KidScape
Party Package: $175.00
Parties are available on Saturdays between 9am and 12pm or 1pm and 4pm.
Call 913-715-2570 to make your reservation.
- Can we bring decorations?
Absolutely! However, please note that because of the sensitivity of our museum exhibits, we cannot allow balloons or glitter of any sort or tape attached to the walls. We appreciate your understanding!
- Can we bring food?
Of course! Just help us make sure that no food gets carried through the Museum or into KidScape!
- Can we bring more than 30 people?
No problem! Additional guests pay the standard Museum admission (kids $4.00, adults $6.00; seniors $5.00)
- Will we have KidScape all to ourselves?
Probably not. KidScape will be open to the public during your party, but we reduce the capacity to allow for your kids to have the best time possible!
- Can I come in early to set up?
Set up (and clean up afterwards) are included in the 90 minutes; it’s best to plan for a maximum of an hour-long party in the room itself.