A kid’s perfect day in Kansas City

From breakfast to dinner — we’ve rounded up a day full of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy.

A child's hair flies up from static electricity while touching a metal ball.

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Sorry, but — NO ADULTS ALLOWED — this one is for the kids. Grown-up, please hand this over to your little one. Got it, kiddo? Let’s plan a family day together. Here’s a fun schedule for you to try.


Be a chef and cook breakfast for the adults at home. The night before, ask your family to choose from one of these recipes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if any of the instructions seem confusing.

While you eat, talk about your plan for the day. Ask your family to help you prepare a backpack with things you’ll need. We suggest bringing:

🍫 Plenty of snacks like granola bars or Guy’s chips
💧 A water bottle
🧢 A hat


For lunch, head to Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant where your food is delivered by train. Choo choo. After you’ve filled your belly, spend the afternoon exploring Science City. What are you looking forward to most? Crawling around the Kinetic Climber? Or playing tug of war with the Giant Lever?

Photo of inside Science City

Science City is huge — have you been?

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Wrap up the day with a family dinner. Head to one of our local farmers markets to pick out foods you can make together. Over dinner, talk about everything you did today. Ask questions like:

🧠 What was something new you learned?
🤡 What was something funny that happened?
👀 What would we do differently if we did that again?
👍 What do you definitely want to do again? (And again and again…)

Grown-ups — send us more family-friendly recommendations and we may just feature them in an upcoming newsletter.

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