15475 S. Rogers Rd
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 948-9000
Fax: (913) 948-9001
Arts & Museums
This museum features exhibits of Naval/aviation related memorabilia and educational activities at the training station.
Step inside this museum and try not to cry out when you're greeted by a huge Tyrannosaurus rex casting. And that's just the beginning! Buy a ticket to the Discovery Room and your kids can become archeologists for the day as they dig for fossils. If you want to see the temporary exhibit, such as the interactive Water: H2O = Life, then make sure you purchase an exhibitions ticket as well. When you get tired stop by the cafe for a bite to eat. After seeing all the indoor exhibits step outside and explore the Wetlands Interpretive Trail, a one and a half hour hike that lets you explore the world around you.
This museum has a variety of award-winning exhibits, artifacts, and historical photographs on Johnson County's past from the 1820's to the present.
Hands-on interactive children's museum near historic district.
The Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City is a community resource that promotes imagination and creative thinking in young children by providing art, cultural, educational and interactive exhibits and programs
This is a must-see for children and the young-at-heart. Located near the Country Club Plaza on the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, this museum features a collection of antique toys, built-to-scale miniatures, antique dolls, doll houses, farm toys and teaching kitchens. They recently added a new room to feature the worlds most complete marble collection, donated by Larry and Cathy Runyan-Svacina. The museum was founded in 1982 by two women who wanted to share their toy collections with the general public. Adults will especially enjoy the miniature displays, which fascinate and inspire. *One added note, the museum is closed for renovations until 2015, check website for details.
Chartered by Congress to honor America's farmers, this unique 172 acre complex offers an educational tour of the history and importance of agriculture as well as celebrating the important achievements by farmers. Admission is charged. Hours vary seasonally, so call ahead. It is closed on major holidays.
Since its opening in the Fall of 1994, over the last two decades the Kemper Museum has become one of the most respected galleries in the region. The permanent collection donated by Bebe and Crosby Kemper features contemporary artwork and some of the artists include the famous glassblower Dale Chihuly, Georgia O'Keefe, Andrew Wyeth and Robert Mapplethorpe, just to name a few. Some temporary exhibits have featured a complete retrospective by fashion photographer, Herb Ritts and a moving AIDS tribute by Robert Juarez. The building merits attention also, it has plenty of nooks and crannies that are interspersed alongside two elongated wings, which makes the structure appear like a bird in flight.
This artistic wonderland is housed in a splendid neoclassical structure that looks like it is a piece of work in itself. The collections of American and European art contain masterpieces from the most prominent schools and periods, from artists such as Homer, Caravaggio, Monet, Titian, Rodin, Renoir and hundreds of others. Popular displays at the museum include the Chinese Temple Room, a sealed Egyptian tomb and an outdoor sculpture garden. A cafe and gift shop are also on-site. Admission is free.
Home and studio of local artist, Thomas Hart Benton, this site is a must-visit for those interested in the 'Regionalist' art movement. The house is now a museum that contains artifacts and other objects from Benton's daily life. The chief exhibits are his famed mural " A Social History of the State of Missouri" as well as a stretched canvas that the artist never touched. If you enjoy the art of Grant Wood or John Steuart Curry, then you will enjoy one of their brethren at the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio.
An exquisite gallery of fine arts with changing monthly exhibits.
From its humble origin in the small Bohemian town of Joachimsthal to its omnipotent omnipresence in everyday life, the American dollar has certainly come a long way. In fact, the word 'dollar' derives from this original coin fashioned in the 16th Century, as it was called 'Tolar' in Czech and 'Thaler' in German. Nonetheless, this museum located in downtown K.C. tells the public everything they need to know about the Federal Reserve System of banking in the U.S. and the museum itself is located inside a federal branch. Some of the highlights include visits to the massive cash vault, the Truman coin collection, interactive displays and they even give you a free bag of shredded money to take home as a souvenir! Admission is free and it's open during normal working hours.