Covid has constrained many openings of our usual attractions but here is what’s opened right now.
Union Station’s restaurants and shops have begun reopening. Science City and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station reopened to the public on Wednesday, June 17 with new hours. Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit. A new exhibition, Dinosaur Road Trip, opened in Union Station’s Bank of America Gallery on July 3 and will be on display through January.
The Kansas City Zoo is currently open to the public. Some indoor animal exhibits remain closed and a timed entry must be scheduled upon ticket purchase.
Worlds of Fun is now open to the public 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Advance reservations are not required, but tickets must be purchased online or via the Worlds of Fun mobile app. The theme park will close for the season on Sept. 8.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is open every day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance.
The American Jazz Museum and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 18th & Vine are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Note, to enter either institution you will need to register for a Museum Passport in advance.
The Arabia Steamboat Museum in City Market is now open to the public, operating 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are not available, but docents are standing by for questions.
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is open to the public with a new exhibit, offering two timed sessions daily.
The National Airline History Museum has reopened, operating Wednesday-Sunday.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will reopen on Sept. 12. While admission remains free, timed ticket are required for admission in order to manage capacity at the museum.
Faulkner’s Ranch – Opening for pumpkin season. Open daily 10am – 6pm. September 29th – October 31st. (Closing at 3pm on Halloween)
KC Wine CO – Octoberfest Pumpkin Patch open 8 dates from September 26th – October 18th.
Weston Red Barn Farm – Fall Festival starts Labor Day Weekend. Open Weekends Through First Week of November.
Shawnee Town 1929 has reopened to the public, offering a look at what daily life was like in Kansas a century ago.
Take Your Camera
Powell Gardens reopened to the public on May 20 with new safety precautions in place. A new site-specific installation titled Press Play showcases works created by local artists in response to the sights and sounds of the garden.
The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.