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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
11/18/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
10:30am-10:45am

Cheetah Run

Run cheetah, run! Watch our three male cats stretch their legs at the Cheetah Run. This enriching activity allows them to gain valuable exercise. Join us at the cheetah exhibit at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, to watch one of nature’s fastest animals in action.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
10:00am-3:00pm

Humboldt Penguin March

Join us on the fourth weekend of each month as our birds' parade around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, enjoying the fresh outdoor air. Get an up-close encounter with Humboldt penguins as they strut their stuff for all Zoo guests to see.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Organization:

Johnson Farms

Location:

17701 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO, 64102
United States

Phone:

816-331-1067
Time: 
Monday through Friday 12 to 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday 9 to 6 pm.

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

From the 40-acre pumpkin patch, numerous play areas and farm animals, Johnson Farms is a day of fun for the entire family.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

13800 Switzer Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS, 66221
United States

Phone:

913-897-2360
Time: 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Pumpkin Hollow

From big and small to round and tall, you'll find a pumpkin you like and so much more at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead's annual Pumpkin Hollow.
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Dates: 
11/07/2017
11/08/2017
11/09/2017

Organization:

The Coterie Theatre

Location:

2450 Grand Ave, # 144
Kansas City, MO, 64108-2520
United States

Phone:

816-474-6552
Time: 
Varies

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Join Charlie Brown on a memorable journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant. In their letters to Santa, everyone seems to be acting materialistic - so Charlie Brown tries to restore holiday spirit with a ragged little fir tree. Experience the power of this wonderful story live onstage as Charlie Brown turns to his best friend Linus to learn the season’s real meaning. Special encore: Snoopy’s Christmas eve encounter with the Red Baron!
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Dates: 
11/02/2017
11/03/2017
11/04/2017

Location:

2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

816.221.6987
Time: 
Varies

Into The Woods

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Into the Woods is widely considered one of the greatest musicals ever written. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
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Dates: 
11/04/2017
11/05/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
11:00am-3:30pm

Great Pumpkin Smash

Post Halloween enrichment for the animals! Watch them crush, kick, bounce and play with big orange pumpkins at scheduled events throughout the weekend.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
5PM - 8PM

Spookfest: Science Unwrapped

Join Us For The Fifth Annual Spookfest: Science Unwrapped! Spooky Science Demos & Activities Creepy Critters & Eerie Edibles Spooktacular Science Stage Show Costume Contest Community Clay Project with Belger Arts AND MORE!
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Dates: 
10/20/2017

Location:

4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO, 64110
United States

Phone:

816-759-7300
Time: 
6pm- 9pm

Nocturnal Animals HOWLoween IV

Walk-in (all ages) HOWLoween is back and we want you to join the fun! Discovering nature's creepy creatures is just part of the nighttime fun. Take a hike on the Wild Side Walk to get up close with some of Missouri's nocturnal wildlife. Kids will have a howling good time exploring nature stations like Track or Treat, The Bone Yard, The Bat Cave and much more. It will be a howling fun, free and unforgettable event for the entire family.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
WEEKDAYS**: 1:00 PM | SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Sky Station LIVE – Fall Star Tour

Witness the ONLY 4K seasonal star tour in the lower midwest: Sky Station LIVE! Join our expert Science City Educators for a one-of-a-kind journey through the night sky and beyond. Go back in time and learn about the mythology that began to shape our understanding of the world, discover many jewels of the cosmos hiding just out of reach, and see familiar evening sights like never before with our brand-new projection system and software, from world-renowned planetarium designer RSA Cosmos. Come explore the stars with us! Only at Union Station.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
10:30am-6:00pm

Boo at the Zoo

Mark your calendars for Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct 28 and Sunday, Oct 29. We have treats to go along with our tricks. Children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Skip, hop, crawl or waddle to trick or treat stations with the zooiest gooiest treats in town. Put on your favorite costume and join the Zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of not so spooky activities. FOTZ Members, join us an hour before the Zoo opens to the general public to exclusively trick or treat at the Zoo! FOTZ Member Exclusive Hours: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/24/2017

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
2:00 PM

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Through the lens of astronomy, children join Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu - a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street - on an adventure to the moon and to explore the night sky. One World, One Sky aims to provide young children in the U.S. and China with an age-appropriate introduction to astronomy, to promote positive attitudes toward science, and to foster cross-cultural appreciation.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017

Organization:

Kansas City Zoo

Location:

6800 Zoo Dr
Kansas City, MO, 64132
United States

Phone:

816-595-1234
Time: 
10:00am-3:00pm

Hoots and Howls

Join us the first three weekends of October for some spooky, not scary, activities and entertainment. Hoots and Howls is packed with fun for all ages! From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze, sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. October 7 & 8– Mesner Puppet Theater presents Old McDonald’s Rhyming Ranch at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. October 14 & 15– Minions are taking over the Kansas City Zoo. Get your picture taken with them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 21 & 22– May the force be with you! Star Wars characters travel from a galaxy far far away to the Kansas City Zoo to take pictures with our guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 800
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2083
Time: 
Varies

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat

Kansas City premier of a brand-new musical based on Doreen Cronin’s latest book in the wildly popular series that began with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (performed by TYA last season). It’s Halloween time at Farmer Brown’s farm and the literate farm animals want an old fashioned Holiday Celebration. One problem: Farmer Brown does not like scary things—no haunted house or creepy ghosts for him. But the clever, well-read cows, poultry and pigs create a party more fun than fright with apple-bobbing, costume parades and hilarious musical performances. Curriculum Connections: Musical theatre adaptation of award-winning literature, farm life, personification of animals, holiday customs, humor.
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 460-2020
Time: 
Varies

Science City

Each visit to the science center promises something new and exciting for people of all ages. With more than 50 hands-on environments, you’ll become part of the action as you discover new things about yourself and the world around you. Discover the world of energy in The Science of Energy; create a masterpiece in the Maker Studio; explore the animal kingdom in the Nature Center; put the Law of Physics to the test 30-feet off the ground on the Sky Bike; or be completely mesmerized by a six-foot suspended carbon fiber sphere projecting powerful visual perspective of Earth and the solar system in Science on a Sphere. You will have so much fun exploring, you will not realize how much you are actually learning!
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/26/2017
11/02/2017

Organization:

Winnwood Skate Center

Location:

4426 NE Winn Road
Kansas City, MO, 64117
United States

Phone:

816-452-1171
Time: 
6pm-8pm

NKC Elementary School Skate Night

NKC Families - Thursday Is Your Night! Bring The Whole Family!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Organization:

American Jazz Museum

Location:

1616 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO, 64108
United States

Phone:

(816) 474-8463
Time: 
5:00 PM

Love is Love

Miles McKenna, Shannon Beveridge, and Rebecca Black take the stage in 17 cities across America to celebrate universal equality and acceptance. Fans can expect to interact with the cast during an in-depth story-time at the show, make new friendships with other attendees, and dance to a special musical performance from Rebecca!
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