Kids Activities in Downtown Overland Park

$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

$120 $60

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Abdallah Shrine Center on September 27 or 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Abdallah Shrine Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Classic Bowling or Rock N' Bowl Bowling with Pizza for Up to Six at Ward Parkway Lanes (Up to 54% Off)

Ward Parkway Lanes

South Kansas City

$75.95 $35

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Synthetic lanes with automatic bumpers play host to open bowling and weekend Rock N' Bowl sessions supplemented by live DJs and laser lights

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

2 Hours of Bowling w/ Shoe Rentals & a 16-Inch Pizza for up to Six at Ranch Bowl (Up to 75% Off)

Ranch Bowl

Coronado

$71.02 $18

Newly renovated bowling facility hosts daytime or late-night sessions and fuels players with pizza from the onsite bar and grill

General or VIP Visits for Two Adults and Two Children to the National Airline History Museum (Up to 83% Off)

National Airline History Museum

Northland

$26 $12

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Photographs, artifacts, and aircraft such as 1941 Douglas DC-3 and 1952 Martin 404 illustrate the history of commercial flight

Visit for Two or Four to the American Jazz Museum (Up to 45% Off)

American Jazz Museum

Kansas City

$20 $12

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Guests look and listen inside exhibits that chronicle the history of jazz, including a 1930s nightclub replica where live musicians play

$12 for Four Bounce-House Entries and 16 Arcade-Game Tokens at Zonkers ($26 Value)

Zonkers

Olathe

$26 $12

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Kids can play in bounce house and arcade, which has nonviolent video games that encourage problem solving and hand-eye coordination

Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (Half Off)

Leila's Hair Museum

Independence

$12 $6

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Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

Unlimited Go Karting for One, Two, Four, or Eight at Paradise Park (Up to 55% Off)

Paradise Park

Lee's Summit

$27.99 $14

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Kids and adults pilot go karts along a 1,000 foot track with tight turns inspired by road courses

Saturday Night Stargazing for Four or Private Party for Ten from Astronomical Society of Kansas City (50% Off)

Astronomical Society of Kansas City

Powell Observatory

$24 $12

Saturday night stargazing sessions and private functions for all ages gives visitors a tour of the Powell Observatory and the night sky

One Hour of Arcade Play for Four or Eight at GCW Retro-Cade (Up to 50% Off)

GCW Retro-Cade

Platte City

$20 $11

Guests play coin-free on a bounty of classic and modern video games

Two Hours of Open Bowling or Three Hours of Cosmic Bowling at Lunar Bowl (Up to 51% Off)

Lunar Bowl

Prestige Park

$68 $33

As former host of the PBA National Tour, this bowling center welcomes groups to slide into rental shoes & enjoy open or cosmic bowling

Membership to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Including Dinner Gala (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Robert J. Dole Institute Of Politics

Lawrence

$100 $65

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The Dole Institute's mission is to promote civic participation among young people and demonstrate the honor of working in politics

Two Unlimited Play Wristbands or One-Month Family Pass at Extreme Underground (Up to 51% Off)

Extreme Underground

Walnut

$40 $20

Stationed in former Army bunker, this massive facility hosts laser tag, mini golf, bouldering, and archery tag

Bowling Package for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling Package for Four at The Belt Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

The Belt Bowl

St. Joseph

$33 $16

32-lane bowling center also hosts two bars; packages include food and drinks

Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

$12 $7

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Psychiatric museum in "1,000 Things to Do Before You Die" explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$6 for Roller-Skating Admission with Skate Rentals for Two at Sk8away ($14 Value)

Sk8away

West Southwest 2

$14 $6

Strap on a pair of rented roller skates to glide around the rink to the tune of hit songs

Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off )

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

$14 $7

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

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Fine Arts Theatres? four venues surround moviegoers with classic silver-screen ambiance as they present the latest independent and mainstream film offerings. Lovingly refurbished neighborhood movie palaces such as the early-20th-century Rio Theatre now boast surround-sound digital audio, high-backed rocker seats with arm-mounted cup holders, and movie trailers acted out by gregarious ticket takers. In addition to flicks opening each week, The Fine Arts Theatres hosts special independent screenings throughout the year including the Kansas International Film Festival (Oct. 10-16th) that features 55 films in 7 days and the Latin American Film Festival every September.

7204 W 80th St.
Overland Park,
KS
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The local artists at Grapes & Paints encourage students to trade in their self-criticism for brushes, acrylic paint, and a good time. Over the course of two hours, they provide instruction to create a featured painting while participants down drinks and snacks. This sociable ambiance pairs well with team building exercises, children's birthday parties, and fun nights out. By the class's end, guests return home with their own unique work of art to hang on a wall or stash inside a loved one's glove compartment.

7175 West 95th Street
Overland Park,
KS
US

During birthday parties at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission, a white T-shirt is more than a fashion staple—it’s a beacon of light. The indoor play center, outfitted with bounce houses and inflatable slides, switches on LED lighting and black lights during its Glo in the Dark parties, turning outfits luminous without the hassle of a chandelier necklace. Customizable birthday parties can also adhere to pirate or superhero themes. Alternatively, sock-clad youngsters can bounce on the inflatables during open-play sessions, supervised by trained staffers and safeguarded by rigorous safety and cleanliness regulations.

7230 W Frontage Rd
Shawnee Mission,
KS
US

The teaching staff of the Toon Shop, a former Kansas City fixture founded in 1948, now helms the newly inaugurated Village Music Academy. More than 40 independent instructors harness their combined 400 years of experience to immerse students of all levels in rock, classical, jazz, pop, and country techniques. 48 studio spaces—enough for each member of the Partridge Family to practice individually at once—nurture instruction in strings, woodwinds, and horns, and an auditorium showcases the results with appropriate reverence. The staff also helps prepare students for school band or orchestra. Sunny days might find an open-air audience gathered to watch the school's musicians performing in the plaza of the Prairie Village Shopping Center.

15 On The Mall
Prairie Village,
KS
US

Though most pitchers clear their mounds at the slight rumor of a thunderstorm, the ones inside Kansas City Sports Club always stay dry and padded with footprints. In addition to pitching tunnels, hitting tunnels, and a turf infield that stays safe from outdoor weather conditions, the facility features a full fitness center that protects guests from the hazards of working out on treadmills in the wilderness. The fitness center features free weights and cardio machines with flat-screen televisions and free WiFi to keep guests informed and entertained during workouts.

3610 W 95th St
Leawood,
KS
US

Nestled within the Oak Park Mall, Zonkers Arcade enchants youngsters and guardians alike with its extensive stock of family-friendly games. Customers can strive for kudos and prizes during rounds of redemption games or can compete in video and racing games with such varied titles as In the Groove 2, Dog Pounder, and Potato Sack Race: The Game! Zonkers also accommodates birthday parties, group chanting events, and fundraisers throughout the year. Not content to contain its fun within one place, the arcade has branched out with its family entertainment center Zonkers in the Great Mall of the Great Plains.

11149 W 95th St
Lenexa,
KS
US