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Macaroni Kid's Guide to Indoor Fun in Kansas City, Missouri

Find your indoor family fun- museums, open gym, craft time, open swim and more!

February 15, 2021

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


CRAFT STUDIOS

COCO POP- Independence, MO

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

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

SCRAPS KC - Kansas City, MO


OPEN GYM AND FITNESS

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

SKYZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK- Lee's Summit, MO

EAGLES GYMNASTICS AND KIDS ACTIVITY CENTER- Kansas City, MO

GET AIR TRAMPOLINE PARK- Independence, MO 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE - Kansas City, MO

RINK RATZ - Blue Springs, MO

B&D SKATE - Independence, MO

EPIC SPORTS OPEN GYM - Independence, MO

PICK UP USA - Lee's Summit, MO


INDOOR SWIMMING


PLAY & LEARN

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER - Kansas City, MO

PARADISE PARK- closed

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

BASS PRO SHOPS - Independence, 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

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


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.