Family Fun at the Museum
October 11, 2010
In today's economy, are you looking for something fun to do with the family that is easy on the wallet? Try one of these family fun museums for FREE!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is located at 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. It is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts, and the varied cultures they represent. The museum is committed through its collections and programs to being a vital partner in the education and cultural life of Kansas City, and a preeminent institution both nationally and internationally. The Nelson-Atkins is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday and Friday: 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. It was founded in 1994, and presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality and significance. The museum collects, preserves, documents, interprets, and exhibits a growing permanent collection; develops and presents special exhibitions; and offers a variety of educational programs. Admission is always free, and the museum serves a diverse and inclusive public population. Kemper is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
Visit First Fridays in the Crossroads for local art on display, free gallery showings, live music, and even snacks. This free event has fast become a Kansas City favorite. First Fridays occur on the first Friday of every month year round, rain or shine. Art galleries, retailers, and other participating art venues located in the Crossroads Art District showcase art from 7 to 9 p.m. With ample parking and an abundance of indoor and outdoor entertainment, there's no better way to spend a night than enjoying drinks or dining at an area restaurant, followed by a stroll through the galleries and shops of KC's heart of cultural activity.
Most galleries are open from 7 pm - 9 pm. There is no charge for admission, but most of the art on display is for sale.