Little Explorers Club + Awesome Anthropology: Back to School
Aug
27
to Aug 31

Little Explorers Club + Awesome Anthropology: Back to School

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  • Google Calendar ICS


As summer time ends and we are starting to go back to school, do you ever wonder how different kids around the world go back to school? Join us as we take a look at different cultures around the world, and see how their back to school traditions and routines are different from ours in America.

*Little Explorers Club is intended for children aged 3-5.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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JAM Sessions + Science of Sound
Aug
27
to Aug 31

JAM Sessions + Science of Sound

Come join us as we learn about the science of sound! See what sound looks like through our different demonstrations and experiments. See what patterns you can make with a tonoscope.

*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Science Happy Hour + The Failed Dreams of a Rocket Scientist
Aug
28
5:30 PM17:30

Science Happy Hour + The Failed Dreams of a Rocket Scientist

Shadan Ardalan, NASA Engineer


Shadan Ardalan is not your grandfather’s NASA engineer (especially if your grandfather had a crewcut, wore short-sleeved white shirts & skinny black ties, and worked in Mission Control during the 1960s). Shadan is part of the new breed of NASA engineer. As a son of immigrants, Shadan is a dreamer who wanted to be a part of our nation’s space program. But during his 30 year career, he realized that what he learned while flying spacecraft around Jupiter and Saturn could also be applied back on Earth. Part TED-talk, part one-man show, Shadan tells stories of his family, life, and career in a way that will hopefully entertain, amuse and inspire you….you and your grandkids.

MAP Members FREE, General Public $10

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Little Explorers Club + Delightful Domestication: Our Furry and Feathered Friends
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Little Explorers Club + Delightful Domestication: Our Furry and Feathered Friends

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The basic evolutionary path and changes that occur in species of animals and plants usually is dictated by environmental changes and is a very slow process. However when humans take charge, the process changes drastically. Rather than wait for the slow change of evolution for the desired characteristics (that may or may not reveal themselves), humans embark on the tedious task of selective breeding called domestication.

*Little Explorers Club is intended for children aged 3-5.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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JAM Sessions + Car Crash Challenge
Sep
10
to Sep 28

JAM Sessions + Car Crash Challenge

This is a two-part class for Sept 10 & 24 or Sept 14 & 28.

JAMmers will be challenged to design and build a small car that can keep our little egg passenger safe from a car crash test.


*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $10.00/class for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Home at the MAP: JAM Sessions + Crash Car Challenge
Sep
12
to Sep 26

Home at the MAP: JAM Sessions + Crash Car Challenge

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thursday, September 12th & 26th | 10:15-11 am
For homeschooling families who want to include Museum at Prairiefire programs as part of their learning:

JAMmers will be challenged to design and build a small car that can keep our little egg passenger safe from a car crash test over the course of 2 weeks.

*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Aug
24
to Aug 25

Early Closing for Night at the Musuem

The Museum at Prairiefire will close at 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 24th in preparation for our Annual Gala, Night at the Museum. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Night at the Museum supports our Mission Program, Kansas City Urban Advantage (KCUA). KCUA is a standards and research-based collaboration between under-served schools and youth, the Museum at Prairiefire, and partnering Kansas City metro cultural and learning institutions such as museums, science centers, cultural organizations, and zoos. Find out more about KCUA here: https://www.kcurbanadvantage.org/ . Reserve tickets to our Annual Gala, Night at the Museum, here: https://shop.visitthemap.org/products/night-at-the-museum-2019?_pos=1&_sid=6296457be&_ss=r

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JAM Sessions + Importance of Water
Aug
6
to Aug 10

JAM Sessions + Importance of Water

Did you know that the water you drink from your tap is filtered from river water thanks to your city’s water plant? Come join us as we learn about the importance of clean drinking water, explore our wetlands, and put together a miniature water filter.

*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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 Little Explorers Club + Ancient Marine Animals: Rulers of the Sea Long Ago
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Little Explorers Club + Ancient Marine Animals: Rulers of the Sea Long Ago

What did the sea look like millions of years ago? How was life for sea creatures different back then? Join us for Little Explorers’ Club as we talk about some of the biggest marine predators of the ancient world, like mosasaurs, megaladones, and liopleurodons to name a few!

*Little Explorers Club is intended for children aged 3-5.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Meet the Astronaut: Mike Massimino
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Astronaut: Mike Massimino

He’s an astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on the hit TV show “The Big Bang Theory,” and now a New York Times bestselling author.

You can meet Mike Massimino and hear all about the adventures detailed in his book, Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.

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Home at the MAP: JAM Sessions + Propeller Power Car
Jul
25
10:15 AM10:15

Home at the MAP: JAM Sessions + Propeller Power Car

For homeschooling families who want to include Museum at Prairiefire programs as part of their learning:

Join us as we teach you to build a small car that can zoom thanks to small wheels, rubber bands, propeller, and kinetic energy.

*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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JAM Sessions + Propeller Power Car
Jul
23
to Jul 27

JAM Sessions + Propeller Power Car

Join us as we teach you to build a small car that can zoom thanks to small wheels, rubber bands, propeller, and kinetic energy.

*JAM Sessions are intended for children aged 6-10.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Little Explorers Club + Super Stalactites and Stalagmites
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Little Explorers Club + Super Stalactites and Stalagmites

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In all this hot weather, we want to cool off with some cave exploration! Have you ever wondered about the large spikes that come up from the floor and come down from the ceiling in caves? If so, this Little Explorers’ Club is for you! How do they form, what are they made of, and how do we tell the difference between their big names? Join us as we talk about stalagmites and stalactites in our next class!

*Little Explorers Club is intended for children aged 3-5.
*Tickets are FREE for MAP members and $5.00 for general admission. Members, please log in to receive your discount.

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Science Happy Hour + Apollo 11: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Science Happy Hour + Apollo 11: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Jim Remar, President/CEO, Cosmosphere


On July 20, 1969, The Eagle touched down on the moon’s Tranquility Base.  That momentous achievement, which today is considered one of the greatest know to humankind, fulfilled an objective set forth by President Kennedy in 1961.  Relive the journey that captured the collective attention of people across the globe and won a race that began twelve years prior. A DSKY - an Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module computer - and lunar tools fabricated by the Cosmosphere’s SpaceWorks division will be there as well!

MAP Members FREE, General Public $10

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Creative by Nature Art Camp
Jul
16
to Jul 18

Creative by Nature Art Camp

SOLD OUT

NEW! Join us for an Art and Nature CREATIVE CAMP in partnership with Eva Reynolds Fine Art! Each day will focus on a different topic: Conservation, Nature and Science. Kids ages 5-13 can be creative, have fun, and feel good about their own unique ideas.

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JAM Sessions + Homopolar Motor
Jul
9
to Jul 13

JAM Sessions + Homopolar Motor

Create your own design for a homopolar motor which uses copper wire, a small battery, and electricity to make your creation spin. You could make a spiral, a tiny ballerina, or an original design of your choosing.

2 Sessions Available:

Tuesday July 9 - 4:15 pm

Saturday July 11 - 10:15 am

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Little Explorers Club + Marine Mammals
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Little Explorers Club + Marine Mammals

There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but what about mammals? Marine mammals are unique animals that have adapted to life in the water instead of on land. Come find out more about these special sea creatures as we dive deep into the world of dolphins, whales, and more!

5 sessions available

Tuesday, July 9th - 10:15 AM

Tuesday, July 9th - 4:15 PM

Wednesday, July 10th - 10:15 AM

Thursday, July 11th - 10:15 AM

Saturday, July 13th - 10:15 AM

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Little Explorers Club + Sneaky Shadows: Movement of Light
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Little Explorers Club + Sneaky Shadows: Movement of Light

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Summer is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your shadow! The sun is always shining, which means your shadow is always with you! Join us in Little Explorers’ Club as we figure out how shadows are formed, and do some experiments with our own shadows!

4 Sessions Available:

Tuesday June 25 - 10:15 am and 4:15 pm

Wednesday June 26 - 10:15 am

Thursday June 27 - 10:15 am

Saturday June 29 - 10:15 am

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Little Explorers Club + Bilingual Bash
Jun
18
to Jun 19

Little Explorers Club + Bilingual Bash

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a very special Little Explorers Club! Bring the kiddos for interactive stories and songs designed to get kids excited about reading, the arts, and creative self expression. Long-time writer and performer, Jennifer Daniels will have your kids moving, thinking, and singing in English and Spanish. Preregistration required. AGES 2-6. Sponsored by The Little Fig

FREE for MAP Members and KC Urban Advantage | General Public $5

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Paleontology Rocks! Summer Camp
Jun
10
to Jun 13

Paleontology Rocks! Summer Camp

Ever wonder if there are fossils in your yard? Why a rock is not a gem? What came first, the chicken or the egg? Here’s your chance to explore the world like never before and find answers to these burning questions and so much more!  Dig into natural history through authentic, hands-on exploration of fossils, rocks and gems, insects and more in our hands-on Discovery Camp.

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Teacher Appreciation Weekend
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Simply show your valid school ID to receive FREE access to the MAP for you and up to 3 guests.
Saturday June 8th from 10am-5pm
Sunday June 9th from 12pm-5pm

Pre-Register before May 31st and be entered to WIN 2 Tickets to a Big Slick Celebrity Weekend Event!
Day-of registration also available

Please contact tim@visitthemap.org with any questions!

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Summer Membership Special
Jun
5
to Jul 31

Summer Membership Special

It's a SPACED OUT SUMMER at the MAP and we want to get you on board for a summer of fun as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11!

Get a FREE 2-person membership upgrade when you buy or renew your membership through July 31, 2019! Please call Wendy Beins at (913) 333-3506, or email membership@visitthemap.org for more information or to get signed up. Or, you can join below:

JOIN THE MAP

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Little Explorers Club + Figuring Out Fossils: Fossil Creation and Exploration
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Little Explorers Club + Figuring Out Fossils: Fossil Creation and Exploration

Join us for Little Explorers’ Club as we figure out how fossils are formed and how paleontologists find them! You might even have a chance to make your own fossil!

4 Sessions Available:

Tuesday June 4 - 10:15 am and 4:15 pm

Wednesday June 5 - 10:15 am

Thursday June 6 - 10:15 am

Saturday June 8 - 10:15 am

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Magical Natural History Tour
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Magical Natural History Tour

Book a Magical Natural History Tour and discover how ancient Romans helped design the Museum at Prairiefire… Meet the boy from Kansas who discovered T. rex… Learn how you are related to - yes, a copper penny! We’ll keep you entertained and in awe as we make our way around the museum and wetlands park.

Tours are $15 per person and last approximately 2 hours. Price includes all museum access and discounts at Prairiefire District restaurants, entertainment and retailers. Inquire about availability or more information by emailing jess@visitthemap.org or calling us at (913) 333-3507. Magical Natural History Tours begin Monday, May 27, 2019.

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Little Explorers Club + Terrific Teeth: Dental Adaptations
May
21
to May 25

Little Explorers Club + Terrific Teeth: Dental Adaptations

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The teeth are made from stern stuff. They can withstand floods, fires, even centuries in the grave.”- Mary Otto. What makes teeth so terrific? How have teeth changed over the history of the world? Why are there so many differences in teeth among animals? Come find out the answers to all of these and more at Little Explorers’ Club!

4 Sessions Available

Tuesday May 21 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Tuesday May 21 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Thursday May 23 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Saturday May 25 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

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