Summer in Kansas City provides many unique opportunities to not only experience the community, but also build stronger bonds with your grandchildren.
Whether it be canoeing on a lake or experiencing exotic wildlife, all will have a great time. Here are five of the best summer activities to do with your grandkids:
- Kansas City Zoo
The local zoo provides abundant sources of entertainment for both your and your grandkids. In addition to ever-changing animal exhibits, the zoo is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, so you can be sure the animals are being properly cared for. Typical admission is $14.50, but drops to $11.50 for children between the ages of 3-11.
- T-bones Games
The Kansas City T-Bones provide a cheaper and less chaotic way for your and your grandkids to experience the baseball scene. With a smaller stadium, less crowded areas, and cheaper tickets, the experience feels more relaxed in comparison to Kauffman Stadium. Bleacher seat tickets can be had for as little as $9.00.
- Take a trip to the park
Multiple state-of-the-art park systems exist in Kansas City. Whether on the Missouri or Kansas side, there will be a variety of parks for you to go explore. Some of the more notable parks include Swope Park, which features a Zip Line area and beautiful biking/hiking trails, as well as Shawnee Mission Park in the suburb of Lenexa.
- Science City
Located downtown and inside of Union Station, Science City is an interactive museum with over 120 displays, as well as a planetarium. What’s unique about this museum is the hands-on approach; visitors are encouraged to touch and fiddle with displays! The admission price is currently $13.25 for all ages.
- See a drive-in movie
Taking your grandchildren to a drive-in theatre can make watching movies even more entertaining. Currently, there are three operating drive-in theaters in the Kansas City area. Ticket price is the same across all venues, $10 for those ages 12 and older and free for those under 11.
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