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Kaleidoscope

2500 Grand Blvd, Crown Center, Kansas City, MO 64108-2616
+1 816-274-8300
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Way Cool!

Mom & Dad took our girls, ages 7 & 9, here on a recent trip to KC. This area was way cool! As a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Billi H
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Des Moines, Iowa
SO COOL!!!

Best value (FREE!!) and most fun kid activity of our trip. Our son loved every minute inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie_Luke
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Kaleidoscope nourishes the creative spirit. It is a place where all children and their families are invited to be creative, have fun, and feel good about their own special ideas. Provided by Hallmark Cards, Kaleidoscope is FREE! At Kaleidoscope, children use their imaginations to make art with materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing processes. Some are cut into shapes, while others are left just as Hallmark sends them. And Hallmark provides different materials so the projects are ever-changing!
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Hours Today: 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
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2500 Grand Blvd, Crown Center, Kansas City, MO 64108-2616
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mom & Dad took our girls, ages 7 & 9, here on a recent trip to KC. This area was way cool! As a graphic designer & craft lover it was so neat to see a place that was all about creativity and for FREE!...More

Thank Billi H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best value (FREE!!) and most fun kid activity of our trip. Our son loved every minute inside Kaleidoscope and didn't want to leave when our hour was up. There were a ton of kids from school groups there the day we visited and it was...More

Thank Katie_Luke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a charming exhibit that is completely free. It reminds me of the Crayola Experience in Orlando but it doesn’t cost $20 to get in. There are numerous craft stations for kids to participate in. Because you’re only allowed in for an hour there’s...More

Thank miumiu4me
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We loved our time here. Plenty to do and totally free! My 3, 6 and 8 year olds were all enthralled. We could have definitely stayed longer.

Thank Stacey H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I'm so glad we stopped here during our KC trip. We all had fun!!! Lots of imaginative creation with several fantastic stations to make things. It's like entering a dream. Go!

Thank Marissa A
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KaleidoscopeHVCKC, Public Relations Manager at Kaleidoscope, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our attraction. We like to think it's a creative "wonderland" for all ages.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I took my 8-yr-old granddaughter there, and even though we attended the same time slot as a school group, there was plenty of room. Kaleidescape limits the number of people in each 50 minute session (which seems to be the perfect amount of time for...More

Thank smracr
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place! Growing up in KC this has been a mainstay of my life! It’s a fun creative art space sponsored by Hallmark! Clean, fun, and ever changing art stations which allow kids to explore, paint, draw, and create! They even have a...More

Thank Stacy W
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KaleidoscopeHVCKC, Public Relations Manager at Kaleidoscope, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

We love that generations of families have now experienced Kaleidoscope. Thank you for coming by our studio.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I don't have kids myself but when I was a nanny I would always bring the kids here. They have tons of crafts, sensory rooms and fun things to do. And the best part.... It is free. Highly recommend!

Thank Kat C
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My family and I have been here several times on school field trips. The kids really liked it and are excited to go back. Their are lots of activities.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I love Kaleidoscope. I went here as a kid and now in my 30's, I volunteer here in the summers. The people at Kaleidescope truly want a magnificent experience for every child that walks through their doors. The decor is bright, engaging and kid-approved. This...More

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Linda V
18 March 2018|
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Response from Rochelle K | Reviewed this property |
The place is great but I think boys that age would get bored quickly.
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nsubcm
7 April 2016|
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Response from MissouriLucy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is first come, first serve. There is no entry fee. I think they run it by sessions...in other words I think you can get in line and get in 2 or 3 different times each day. (We got there before 9:00 a.m. and just... More
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Priscilla G
27 February 2016|
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Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
Hours are different each day. They open session times rather than keep the facility open during all day. I can't post a specific website address but search for hallmark kaleidoscope calendar and you ought to find their site... More
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