Earlier this year, Wonderscope Children's Museum merged with the Kansas City Children's Museum. As far as I can see, they're working hard at melding the best of both organizations in the Shawnee location. The Recycled Materials Center, now called Repurpose, iMagine, Create! is a great place to pick up interesting and unusual craft supplies--I noticed some small swags labeled "puppet wigs," so I know they're on the right track. There's a brand new water exhibit opening this month, fitting in with the many other kid-friendly exhibits.
I perform at Wonderscope on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m., with a few exceptions (say, when I'm in Brazil or Belgium). This year will be my third time performing at WonderEve, a huge celebration on December 31. I'll be on at noon, in the Healthy Kids room, so if you're around, come on over!
Here's the whole schedule, directly from their flyer:
Gymboree for Everyone! 10 a.m.
Jim Cosgrove, Mr. Stinky Feet 11 a.m.
Pizza from Old Shawnee Pizza Noon
Priscilla Howe, Storyteller Noon
Maria Anthony, Irish singer Noon
Brian Wendling, Juggler 1 p.m.
Martin City Melodrama, JR 2 p.m.
Devin Henderson, Magician 3 p.m.
StarLab 4 p.m.
Enjoy the grand opening of our NEW exhibit H2Oh!,
and zany hat-making in Artworks!
Adults and kids over 3 (for the whole day)
$15 per person/non-member $12 per person/member
Children 2 and 3 Half price
Your admission includes all activities AND pizza for lunch –
a GREAT DEAL for a GREAT DAY of family fun!
Funding for this event is provided in part by Coldwell Banker Regan Realtors,
Kansas Arts Commission Traveling Artists Fund and Pat Lyles – State Farm Insurance.