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Animals, Zoos & More

This summer, make memories up close and personal with animals at these local attractions. Read more

Summer

Meet exotic animals nose to nose on one of these adventures: Read more

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Take your child on an outing to one of these favorite attractions and enjoy a great read-along book to make your experience even more special. Read more

Summer

National Penguin Awareness Day is Jan. 20, and Kansas City is ready to roll out the red carpet for our favorite tuxedo-feathered friends. Read more

Parenting

Cows are a rich part of Kansas City’s heritage. Kansas City’s own American Royal hosts the “world’s largest barbecue contest,” one of the Midwest’s largest livestock exhibitions and a number of rodeos, horse shows and saddlebred competition... Read more

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Visit animals at Kansas City attractions all winter long. Read more

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July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions. Read more

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Kansas City is no longer the cow town it once was, but it holds its cowboy heritage dear, with many local traditions. Most notable is the American Royal, which hosts rodeos, agricultural competitions and education through programs and the A... Read more

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In our area, we are fortunate to have many places where we can learn about our native wildlife and appreciate the natural world around us. Read more

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Fall and winter in Kansas City offer a wide variety of events and festivals that allow families to have fun in nature. Here are a few of my favorites to give you some ideas to try this year. Read more

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It’s safe to say that Kansas City has penguin fever! Did you know that Kansas City offers an array of cool penguin experiences…beyond watching them play at the zoo (which is cool too!)? Read more

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June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, a perfect time to visit your favorite local aquariums and see underwater creatures face-to-face in Kansas City. Read more

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For a taste of country life, visit Osborn, MO, just a little more than an hour away, for a tour of the Shatto Dairy Farm. A tour includes the bottling room, a milk tasting center with samples of many flavors of milk and watching the cows be... Read more

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Perhaps the most anticipated new Kansas City attraction of 2013, the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo is open! The state-of-the-art exhibit is KC's newest must-see attraction. Read more

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The story of one teen's summer helping the Kansas City Pet Project, a no-kill animal shelter. Read more

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Yee Haw! If you're looking for a rip roarin' good time with old-fashioned fun, then look no further! This is your guide to Wild, Wild West fun: Read more

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In Kansas City, we’re fortunate to have many terrific field trip opportunities to visit the animals. You can take a short trip to feed fish, or make it a day trip and learn about dairy farms. Read more

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The Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead features many wonderful attractions to help children learn and appreciate animals, nature, and the outdoors. Read more

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Visit a local farm or garden to learn more about agriculture in Kansas City. Read more

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The Kansas City Zoo is one of our favorite winter outings... the animals are more playful, the exhibits are less crowded, admission is discounted, and the zoo offers great family events our kids love! Read more

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