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2500 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2614
+1 816-274-8300
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Fun Visit to Kaleidoscope

This was our second visit in five years to Kaleidoscope. Our girls, ages 5 and 10, loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Free Fun

We went on a Monday morning at 9:30 and we were able to get tickets and go in with the first group... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lacey W
Kansas City,
via mobile
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2500 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2614
+1 816-274-8300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit in five years to Kaleidoscope. Our girls, ages 5 and 10, loved the experience! It was free of cost which is nice for families, and there were a lot of creative activities for kids to do. The space itself was...More

1  Thank seas629
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday morning at 9:30 and we were able to get tickets and go in with the first group. My two year old and four year old loved it. They needed assistance from us of course and I moved them to different...More

Thank Lacey W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You do need to get tickets, they are free but stop here to get your free timed tickets, head next door to the hallmark museum which is also free and then arrive at your ticket ticket time. It is a hands on craft time, with...More

3  Thank 874margeryf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No need to spend big bucks to do something fun around Crown Plaza - visit the Hallmark museum (video is great) and get a timed ticket for Kaleidoscope (next door)! Kaleidoscope is a whimsical and creative setting for kids to explore and create some fun...More

1  Thank 50stateswithtwins
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this place. Kids loved it. Would defiantly do again. Kids loved to use there imagination. And the best part it is free and the most fun they had. Time goes way to fast in the 40 minutes you are there.

Thank Janice674
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Kids enjoyed, especially 7 year old - very artistic and would have stayed all day. Not really a museum - more of a chance to make your own cards, puzzles, pictures. Was a better use of time than the adjacent Hallmark visitor's center.

Thank MinnesotaDude
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hallmark cards offer this at no charge. Spend approximately hour inside. Kids have great time makin crafts or their parents or grand parents. Allows children to use heir imagination to make various crafts and take home

Thank meagle385
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I thought this was going to be boring and holy cow it was scheduled for 40 minutes. We took our 3 grandchildren, ages 9, 5 and 3. I couldn't believe how fast our time went. The kids had a great time working on projects and...More

2  Thank sir18
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went to Kaleidoscope on our last visit to KC with kids 5, 7 & 10. This is was so awesome. The kids all enjoyed making art. Favorites were the dark black light painting with melted crayon wax and the puzzle maker. I wish the...More

2  Thank Dani S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was the perfect place for our kids. So much fun to use all the great paper & art supplies to have a wonderful time making crafts. It was so organized and easy to do with small children. The staff were friendly and truly seemed...More

1  Thank FrancesTraveler
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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
Priscilla G
27 February 2016|
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Response from emelle12 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website & click on the calendar. Let the mouse hover over the day you want to go & select a "family art session" to attend. They are closed on Sundays . The last session of a week day is usually around 2:30, or... More
11 February 2016|
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Response from emelle12 | Reviewed this property |
The website says "no", however if you arrive plenty early, a staff member may let you peek inside (with the staff as an escort). "Kaleidoscope is designed for children and their adults. If you’re visiting without children... More