Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope, Kansas City: Hours, Address, Kaleidoscope Reviews: 4.5/5

Kaleidoscope
4.5
Educational sites • Children's Museums
9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
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
About
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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Hlm1106
64 contributions
Saturday out with young kids
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
A MUST GO!!
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
Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Creating
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
Get there before it closes for good
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, AR345 contributions
What you need to know
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
Artistic experience for every kid!
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
Fun and Free
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, MN259 contributions
A must stop for kids
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, MO16 contributions
Creative and free fun for kids!
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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E199TSteresac
Anthony, KS6 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019
Had 5 grandkids ages 6-12 and all enjoyed this. Make crafts out of scraps, your own puzzle, dry your painted picture to take with you.They give "tickets" out to a set number of people on first come first serve basis so get there early for the time you prefer. See the history of cards, tree decorations, make your own bow on a machine.
We all enjoyed this.
Written August 6, 2019
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Kaleidoscope is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM