There’s still time to partake in one final adventure before summer ends! Go out with a bang and create unforgettable family-friendly memories in KC | OP.
1. Pump your adrenaline
Experience the thrill of flight in a safe and reliable environment at iFLY, the company that created modern indoor skydiving. After catching air in the giant vertical wind tunnel, watch it all back in high-def video captured during your flight session. Kids ages three and up are clear for takeoff.
2. Stroke a starfish
Whether you prefer to encounter sharks and jellyfish or perhaps get hands on with sea urchins and starfish in the touchpool, SeaLife Kansas City Aquarium—with its 5,000 sea creatures—has an underwater adventure for everyone.
3. Tee off at TopGolf
Entertainment and competition come together at TopGolf Overland Park, which features a myriad of tee-off bays facing a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets. The closer to the “bull’s-eyes” you get, the higher your point score!
4. Ride the rapids
Splish-splash in the Surf City Wave Pool or race your friends on the 400-foot high twin Typhoon slides at Oceans of Fun. For a more relaxed visit, give the 800-foot lazy river a try.
5. Befriend baby goats
From pony rides and a petting zoo to cow milking and mini-tractor races, Deanna Rose Farmstead will keep the kiddos entertained for hours. But of all the fun farm activities, the best photo op is almost always bottle-feeding the baby goats!
6. Give your doll a day of beauty
The American Girl Store inside Oak Park Mall is the perfect “Girl’s Day Out” for mothers, daughters and their dolls. Shop the newest doll collections, accessories and award-winning books then pamper your American Girl at the Doll Hair Salon.
7. Master the DNA Dance-Off
Kids of all ages have a blast exploring genetics, biology, engineering and more at Science City at Union Station. From a hands-on fossil dig to an out-of-this-world NASA-style space shuttle simulator, the fun (and learning) never ends!
8. Journey to Jurassic times
Unleash your inner paleontologist at the World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibition at Museum at Prairiefire (open through Sept. 4). Kids ages 3-12 will love getting their hands dirty uncovering fossils in the Dino Dig Pit. And for those feeling extra brave: hold a hissing cockroach in the palm of your hand!
9. Chill with a polar bear
From the North Pole to the Kansas City Zoo, Berlin the Polar Bear has become one of the most active and popular Zoo residents. Don’t leave without catching a birds-eye view of the 202-acre animal kingdom on the African Sky Safari ride, or travel between the elephants and flamingos by Zebra Tram.
10. Shop farm fresh
The more than 80 local vendors at the Overland Park Farmer’s Market in Downtown Overland Park offer everything from gargantuan juicy peaches to vibrant floral bouquets. Outside the main tent, children of all ages can be seen dancing to the live music and taking part in interactive art projects.