5 Summer Activities to do with Your Grandkids in Kansas City

By Barber Financial Group

August 8, 2017

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.Investment advisory services offered through Barber Financial Group, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Adviser.