Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope
4.5
Educational sites • Children's Museums
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Monday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
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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, children use their imaginations to make art with materials from Hallmark’s manufacturing processes. Some are cut into shapes, while others are left just as Hallmark sends them. And Hallmark provides different materials so the projects are ever-changing!
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ificouldonlyfly
Yankton, SD264 contributions
Jun 2022
Although this place is free, they recommend you book time online before going. Not knowing how our first day in KC would go, I didn't do this but luckily they had no-shows and let us in. My daughter is 10 and really enjoyed being here. There were lots of stations to create, color, cut, tape (my daughter LOVES tape...), a place to design a puzzle and then cut it into pieces, painting with crayola wax too. I didn't know it was timed, so before she did everyting, they said the session had ended and it was time to go. Each child gets a paper bag to put their arts & crafts in to take home. One complaint though - nowhere for the parents to sit. Would've loved some benches, as my daughter takes a long time coloring and creating and I would've loved to sit and enjoy the time there that way....But overall if you have kids, this is a great place to visit.
Written July 4, 2022
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Hlm1106
86 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
I've always heard about Kaleidoscope, but had never been. I figured why not go since it's free and I already had my kids for a day out in Crown Center. I had 4 kids with me ages 11, 6, 6, and 3. They got bored very quickly. The place looks cool, but there isn't much to do. There are scrap papers and markers everywhere. Most markers were dried out and there was only tape, no glue. The kids were looking to play and didn't feel like coloring. They liked the blacklight room and drawing with the light, but grew bored of that activity after about 10 minutes. We stayed for less than an hour. Luckily, it is free.
Written March 3, 2020
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Devella S
3 contributions
Jun 2019
If you don't have any small kids of your own...grab your niece or your nephew and go experience this! This place oozes creativity and lets you run wild with your imagination! No matter how big you are...once you step foot here, you become one of the creative kids!
Written February 26, 2020
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ronda b
Castle Rock, CO6 contributions
Oct 2019
Love to take the grands to visit Kaleidoscope! Every visit to town they ask Tonga for a visit! They can explore their creativity, all the art supplies they could ever dream of!
Written February 12, 2020
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Francina H
32 contributions
Mar 2019
A Hallmark classic. Has always been a wonderful place to take kids. Fosters imagination, and FUN. However, it is closing soon as Hallmark is cutting back everywhere.
Written January 26, 2020
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Flint34
Fayetteville, AR366 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
1. It’s free, but you must have a ticket for every person. Plan ahead. If you must wait, they will send you next door to the Hallmark Visitor’s Center for a self guided walking tour.
2. Sessions are 50 minutes.
3. Kids will not use up any energy.
4. They can draw and create all kinds of fun stuff.
5. They give you a bag to take home your treasures.
6. It’s warm in the room you are in. They do have bathrooms inside.
7. You can park in the garage underneath, which is free on the weekends.
8. Kids ages 2-7 seem to enjoy it the most.
Written December 28, 2019
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SuzanneManhattan
Belleair, FL178 contributions
Nov 2019
For 50 minutes, your child has the opportunity to experience art as they create what they want with all of the materials provided! There is even a hand cranked machine that turns the kid's artwork in to a puzzle! This is a colorful place where children explore and learn while parents and grandparents watch. This is a real gift to children and those who love them. We always make this a stop on our trips to Kansas City. You need to get a ticket the same day for everyone in your group and then be ready at your assigned time. Check the website for hours open and session times. Enjoy!
Written December 1, 2019
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Liz
Kansas City, MO29 contributions
Oct 2019
We live in a suburb of KC, close enough to go many times a year but definitely have to make a day out of it. This is free but the number of people in each session is limited. They give you a ticket for your time slot. Sessions are scheduled so you need to look ahead and the times they start if you don't want to wait forever for the next one. Session are around 45 minutes. Inside, its basically and art free for all. Different stations and activities. My kids of all ages love going here and all enjoy it. If you have the time definitely go. I would say 2 1/2 and older because under that age won't be able to do a lot but can still go. Great place and we love it.
Written November 6, 2019
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Paul B
Minneapolis, MN258 contributions
Aug 2019
Among a number of other kid attractions in and around Crown Center, this one is really great. About 45 minutes of fun art projects and... it's free! Very nice staff as well.
Written September 3, 2019
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angelajod
Kansas City, MO19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We’ve been several time and took family here this summer. Five kids (ages 3/4/5/6/8) and everyone had a blast. 45 min to create, paint, color cut and glue all types of arts. Friendly and helpful staff, clean (surprisingly clean considering how many kids come through each day) and free. So thankful for this gem at Crown Center
Written August 15, 2019
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