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Kaleidoscope

Closed Now: 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
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Kaleidoscope is a great place to go with your kids. I'd recommend for ages 3-13. I love that its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isabelle P
Home School Week Visit

Nice place to go visit and craft your heart away for an hour. Mostly good for littler children... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
KCTaxMan
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Kansas City, Missouri
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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...more
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2500 Grand Blvd, Crown Center, Kansas City, MO 64108-2616
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+1 816-274-8300
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our intention was to see the Hallmark Visitors Center and we were fortunate to stumble on their complimentary Kaleidoscope kids’ craft time. It’s located next door to the actual Hallmark Visitors Center and kids get to run around really fun rooms decorating scraps of paper...More

6  Thank LEJ45
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Really only great for kids that have never been exposed to stimulus. Those kids are hard to find in this day and age. I would not recommend beyond 4yr olds.

1  Thank Whitedog1130
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaleidoscope is a great place to go with your kids. I'd recommend for ages 3-13. I love that its free and really fun! They have so many fun and unique things to make art out of, and if you aren't finished when your session ends,...More

Thank Isabelle P
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to go visit and craft your heart away for an hour. Mostly good for littler children. Great artwork and books and Work areas laid out with ample space. Free. And you get to have a blast as a bonus.

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

I took the kid that I nanny here for a fun day out and she had a blast. She got to create all sorts of things and it was all free!

Thank Analeigh V
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

My boys 11 and 8 had a lot of fun, I wasn't sure at first but I let my older son alone to create on his own... with out his mom over him. There favorite part was the black light room painting with melted crayons...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We took a 9 year old and she had a great time creating arts and crafts at all the station. Actually, we had fun too. What we liked best was the puzzle station: draw or paint on a blank cardboard, then run it through the...More

Thank Dwayne G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

If you are in the area and have younger kids, this is a must! There is so much fun and crafts to do here! My kids loved it when they were little and now i take my grandkids!

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

The free experience let’s children create art similar to what the Halmmark greeting card company creates. The Hallmark visitors center is next door. I recommend both!

Thank Angela J
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you are like me, you like order and direction. Thankfully for my kid, this place is not like that!! Lol! The set up leads to creativity for kids to do what they please and make what they will. No signs or guides to say...More

Thank kellyrochelle22
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We took our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter there for an adventure and it did not disappoint! They had crafts for children of all ages and the best part is that it is free. Thank you Hallmark for this service — we will go again!

Thank Msyeldaws
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and decided on a visit after reading about this place. Wasn’t sure if it would be a good fit, but the 11 year old boy loved it! Not so much of a “children’s museum” as a young artists center. Water...More

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theatremamav
March 17, 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
April 6, 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
February 27, 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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