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KC Indoor Play Guide

Macaroni KID's guide to indoor play in Kansas City!

By Melissa Basgall February 7, 2018

It's inevitable that there are going to be rainy or cold days in Kansas City! We've created a list of indoor play spaces, museums, craft studios and activities throughout the greater KC area. Go check out a local museum, get out wiggles, create together, or learn something new! We hope you enjoy and take advantage of this comprehensive guide.  

 ***Macaroni KID does not list the dates/times locations are open, as things are changing frequently due to staffing, weather, and COVID-19. Some locations may be closed due to COVID-19. Some locations may require advance registration. It's always best to call or check the venue's website before you go.***


CRAFT STUDIOS

COCO POP- Independence, MO

CREATE 2 DAY - Bonner Springs, KS

KALIEDOSCOPE- Kansas City, MO (During Covid only offering to-go kits)

KCLAYTON STUDIO - Overland Park, KS

KREEAYT ART- Blue Springs & Lee's Summit, MO

SCRAPS KC - Kansas City, MO

TOUCH OF CREATIVITY ART STUDIO - Lenexa, KS

WEE CREATE - Prairie Village, KS


OPEN GYM AND FITNESS

360 GYMNASTICS - Olathe, KS

APEX CLIMBING GYM - Overland Park, KS

B&D SKATE - Independence, MO

BLUE VALLEY RECREATION ACIVITY CENTER OPEN GYMNASTICS - Overland Park, KS

BLUE VALLEY REC CENTER at HILLTOP OPEN COURT TIME - Overland Park, KS

EPIC SPORTS OPEN GYM - Independence, MO

EAGLES GYMNASTICS AND KIDS ACTIVITY CENTER- Kansas City, MO

GET AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK- Independence, MO 

ELITE GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM - Lenexa, KS

EMERALD CITY GYM & MONSTER MOUNTAIN CLIMBING - Overland Park, KS

INDIAN CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH KINDRED MOMS PLAYGROUP - Olathe, KS

LENEXA REC CENTER ACTIVITY GYM - Lenexa, KS

MATT ROSS COMMUNITY CENTER - Overland Park, KS

MILL CREEK ACTIVITY CENTER - Shawnee, KS

McCRACKEN'S GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM - Olathe, KS

MONKEY BIZNESS  - Shawnee Mission, KS

MY GYM - Overland Park, KS

NEW CENTURY FIELDHOUSE  - New Century, KS

OLATHE COMMUNITY CENTER  - Olathe, KS

PARKSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER AT FOUNDRY CHURCH - Lenexa, KS

PICK UP USA - Lee's Summit, MO

PINNACLE GYMNASTICS - Overland Park, KS

PUMP IT UP - Overland Park, KS

RAINBOW OF THE HEARTLAND INDOOR PLAYSPACE - Olathe, KS

RINK RATZ - Blue Springs, MO

SKATE CITY - Overland Park, Kansas City & Merriam, KS

SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK- Shawnee, KS

SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK- Lee's Summit, MO

SYLVESTER POWELL, JR. COMMUNITY CENTER - Mission, KS

TOMAHAWK RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER open gym & game center- Overland Park, KS

URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK - Overland Park & Lenexa

XTREME GYMNASTICS & MOTUS NINJA WARRIOR- Lee's Summit, MO


INDOOR SWIMMING

BLUE VALLEY RECREATION ACTIVITY CENTER POOL  - Overland Park, KS

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL - Leawood & Kansas City, KS

LENEXA REC CENTER POOL - Lenexa, KS

SYLVESTER POWELL, JR. COMMUNITY CENTER POOL - Mission, KS

TURNER AQUATIC CENTER- Kansas City, KS


LIBRARIES

JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARIES - All over Johnson County, KS (14 locations!)

KANSAS CITY, KS LIBRARIES - Kansas City, KS (5 locations)

BONNER SPRINGS LIBRARY - Bonner Springs, KS

LEAVENWORTH LIBRARY - Leavenworth, KS


PLAY & LEARN

INSPIRED PLAY CAFE - Leawood, KS

BASS PRO SHOPS - Independence, MO

CABELA'S - Kansas City, KS

KIDSCAPE @ JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM - Overland Park, KS

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER - Kansas City, MO

PAUL MESNER PUPPETS - Kansas City, MO

POWER PLAY- Kansas City, MO

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE- Independence, MO

SCIENCE CITY AT UNION STATION - Kansas City, MO

SEA LIFE KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, MO

UNION STATION KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, MO

WONDERSCOPE - Kansas City, MO


MUSEUMS

ALEXANDER MAJORS HISTORIC HOUSE & MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

ARABIA STEAMBOAT MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

BELGER ARTS CENTER-RED STAR STUDIOS- Kansas City, MO

BINGHAM-WAGGONER ESTATE - Independence, MO

BRUCE R. WATKINS CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER- Kansas City, MO

CHILDREN’S PEACE PAVILION - Independence, MO

CHICAGO AND ALTON DEPOT - Independence, MO

HALLMARK VISITORS CENTER- Kansas City, MO

HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM - Independence, MO

HARRY S. TRUMAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - TRUMAN HOME - Independence, MO

JOHN WORNALL HOUSE MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

KANSAS CITY MUSEUM AT CORINTHIAN HALL - Kansas City, MO

KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - Kansas City, MO

LEE'S SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY & DEPOT MUSEUM - Lee's Summit, MO

LEILA'S HAIR MUSEUM - Independence, MO

MISSOURI TOWN 1855 - Lee's Summit, MO

MUSEUM AT PRAIRIEFIRE - Overland Park, KS

NATIONAL AIRLINE HISTORY MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, MO

NATIONAL FRONTIER TRAILS MUSEUM - Independence, MO

NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL - Kansas City, MO

NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART - Kansas City, MO

RAYTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM - Raytown, MO

THE MONEY MUSEUM AT FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, MO

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TOYS AND MINIATURES - Kansas City, MO

THOMAS HART BENTON HOME & STUDIO STATE HISTORIC SITE - Kansas City, MO

UNION STATION KANSAS CITY - Kansas City, MO

VAILE VICTORIAN MANSION - Independence, MO

1827 LOG COURTHOUSE - Independence, MO

1855 HARRIS-KEARNEY HOUSE MUSEUM - Kansas City, MO

1859 JAIL, MARSHAL'S HOME & MUSEUM- Independence, MO

C.W. PARKER CAROUSEL MUSEUM - Leavenworth, KS

CARROLL MANSION - Leavenworth, KS

FRONTIER ARMY MUSEUM - Leavenworth, KS

HISTORIC OXFORD SCHOOLHOUSE - Leawood, KS

JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY - Overland Park, KS

KANSAS CITY AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM - Olathe, KS

LANESFIELD SCHOOL HISTORIC SITE - Edgerton, KS

LEGLER BARN MUSEUM - Lenexa, KS

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL CENTER & HALL OF FAME - Bonner Springs, KS

POWELL OBSERVATORY AT LEWIS-YOUNG PARK - Lousiburg, KS

SHAWNEE TOWN - Shawnee, KS

1950S ALL-ELECTRIC HOUSE - Overland Park, KS

MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP & FARM HISTORIC SITE- Olathe, KS


More Indoor Fun

INCREDIBLE PIZZA COMPANY- Shawnee, KS

MAIN EVENT- Olathe, KS

MOON MARBLE COMPANY - Bonner Springs, KS


Have a favorite indoor play place not listed or see out of date information? Send an email to melissabasgall@macaronikid.com with the details!

Don’t forget to check Macaroni Kid's Kansas City, MO events calendar or Kansas City, KS events calendar for even more ideas for indoor (and outdoor!) family fun in the Kansas City area. We keep the calendar updated with LOCAL things to do for families with kids so that you can spend less time looking for something to do and more quality time with your kids!

PLEASE NOTE: Macaroni Kid is a community resource for local events and activities. We respect all points of view regarding safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and try to include both in-person, to-go and virtual options. This information is provided for you to use, or not use, at your own discretion. We recommend checking with each business before you go, to ensure they are open, and to review their current policies. Some businesses may require pre-purchase of tickets for specific time blocks, to maintain limited capacity for COVID-19 safety guidelines.