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Macaroni Kid's Guide to Indoor Fun on the Kansas Side!

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 Kansas City, Kansas area that offer drop-in options. So, 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. 

 If you're up for an adventure on the Kansas City, Missouri side, check out our guide to more indoor fun in that area. Guide to Indoor Fun in Greater Kansas City, MO area.

**All locations listed ARE open at this time, unless otherwise noted. We will try to keep these updated but call before you go.

Many of these are listed on our daily calendar of events too, find out all the details there.


CRAFT STUDIOS

CREATE 2 DAY - Bonner Springs, KS

TOUCH OF CREATIVITY ART STUDIO - Lenexa, KS

WEE CREATE - Prairie Village, KS


OPEN GYMS and FITNESS 

360 GYMNASTICS (no open gym at this time due to Covid) - Olathe, KS

APEX CLIMBING GYM - Overland Park, KS

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

BLUE VALLEY REC CENTER at HILLTOP OPEN COURT TIME (members only due to Covid)- Overland Park, KS

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 (no toddle time or open gym during Covid)- Overland Park, KS

MILL CREEK ACTIVITY CENTER (private playdates of up to 10 people, $10/child during Covid) - Shawnee, KS

McCRACKEN'S GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM - Olathe, KS

MONKEY BIZNESS ($2.50-$10/person) - Shawnee Mission, KS

NEW CENTURY FIELDHOUSE (not open due to Covid) - New Century, KS

OLATHE COMMUNITY CENTER  (basketball open gym, $8/person) - Olathe, KS

PARKSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER AT FOUNDRY CHURCH - Lenexa, KS

PINNACLE GYMNASTICS ($5-$7/person) - Overland Park, KS

PUMP IT UP (currently private jump only, book up to 10 people for $80)- Overland Park, KS

RAINBOW OF THE HEARTLAND INDOOR PLAYSPACE ($7.50/child, open at time of publication, website not acurate) - Olathe, KS

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

SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK- Shawnee, KS

SYLVESTER POWELL, JR. COMMUNITY CENTER - Mission, KS

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

URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK ($5-$10/person) - Overland Park & Lenexa

MY GYM - Overland Park, KS

THE HUB after school hangout for middle & highschool students (currently closed due to Covid) - Kansas City, KS


MORE INDOOR FUN

INCREDIBLE PIZZA COMPANY- Shawnee, KS

KIDSCAPE @ JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM - Overland Park, KS

MAIN EVENT- Olathe, KS

MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP & FARM HISTORIC SITE- Olathe, KS

MOON MARBLE COMPANY - Bonner Springs, KS

MUSEUM AT PRAIRIEFIRE - Overland Park, KS

SHAWNEE TOWN - Shawnee, KS

CABELA'S - Kansas City, KS

BASS PRO SHOPS - Olathe, KS


INDOOR SWIMMING

BLUE VALLEY RECREATION ACTIVITY CENTER POOL (closed due to Covid) - Overland Park, KS

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL (private swim lanes during Covid)- 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 (not open during Covid but online events) - All over Johnson County, KS (14 locations!)

KANSAS CITY, KS LIBRARIES (not open during Covid but offering to-go kits & online events)- Kansas City, KS (5 locations)

BONNER SPRINGS LIBRARY (not open during Covid but offering to-go kits & online events) - Bonner Springs, KS

LEAVENWORTH LIBRARY (not open during Covid but offering to- go kits and online events) - Leavenworth, KS


MUSEUMS

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


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


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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.