For Kids & Families

The Museumretro story time offers programs for kids and families to explore art, history, culture and nature.  From Saturday Family Fun Days to Retro Storytime, HomeSchool History, Kids' Day Out, summer camps, storytellers, nature experiences and musical performers -- you're sure to find something fun at the museum. Visit the calendar links to the right to find your fun! 


Museum Explorers Club 

This innovative Kids in Museum Explorers program taking a group picture outside of building on public art pieceAfter-School Care program features cultural enrichment activities and outdoor play for children enrolled at Santa Fe Trail Elementary and Overland Park Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District. Students are transported by bus to the Johnson County Art & Heritage Center where they explore history, art, theater & dance on school days, Monday - Friday. Hours are 3:10 - 6pm, plus scheduled half-days and professional development in-service dates. Enrolled families can also sign up for extended breaks from school through our Kids' Day Out program for the discounted price of $20 per day. For more information or to enroll, complete these forms and email to us. Questions? Phone us at 913-826-2787! Space is limited -- only 30 kids maximum -- so don't delay!

HomeSchool History Adventures

2017 Mary Cashman World War II veteran in museum gallery Unearth the treasure of our local history! Join us to explore a new topic each month: examine artifacts from our collection, explore museum exhibits, and put your brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities. These sessions serve as an engaging supplement to your homeschool curriculum, and give students the opportunity to build new friendships. Register for our monthly program by calling 913-715-2570 or email to book a private field trip for your group. Each two-hour session is $6 per person, museum members receive a 20% discount. (includes admission to all museum exhibitions).  Regular admission prices apply for non-participating children and adults.  Check the calendar for upcoming dates and topics!

Kids' Day Out

Kids celebrating fun at Kids Day Out No School Day? We've got you covered! Kids (K-6th grade) can participate in a full day of cultural activities including the KidScape experience, museum exhibitions, art, dance, music, and free play. Bring a lunch and a water bottle, and we'll provide one snack. Cost is $30 per child and hours are 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.

 Museum Birthday Parties

Come celebrate with us! Your child will love exploring KidScape with their friends -- the place where history and fun connect! Enjoy unlimited time in KidScape and a one hour private party in the museum classroom.  Bring your own refreshments and party supplies. Reserve your spot today by calling (913) 826-2787!

Birthday Package Includes:

1 hr. room rental for up to 30 people - $150
Includes unlimited exploring time in KidScape
Additional guests pay standard admission fees - $5 adults, $4 seniors (60+), $3 child