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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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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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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Bilingual Bash
Jun
18
to Jun 19

Bilingual Bash

  • Museum at Prairiefire (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us 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 | General Public $5

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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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Little Explorers Club + Crazy Craters: What Makes Spots on the Moon?
May
7
to May 9

Little Explorers Club + Crazy Craters: What Makes Spots on the Moon?

Have you ever thought about what causes all those shapes on the moon? Is it really made out of cheese? What’s with the man on the moon? Come find out the answers to all of these things and more as we dive deep into the science of asteroids and meteorites and their effects on the surface of the moon!

3 Sessions Available

Tuesday May 7 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

Tuesday May 7 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Thursday May 9 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM

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Science Happy Hour + The Many Autisms
Apr
17
5:30 AM05:30

Science Happy Hour + The Many Autisms

The definition of autism has changed almost continuously since its original presentation in 1943. One constant is that the diagnosis is based on behavioral observation, though new insights into the biological bases of autism are now shaping how we think about it, and whether we should really be thinking about autism as a single entity. This talk by Matt Mosconi, director of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, will examine the history of the definition of autism and how new scientific discoveries on the genetic and brain bases of autism have led many of us to think about the “autisms” rather than autism.

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Science Happy Hour with Dr. Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Science Happy Hour with Dr. Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

A WHIRLING DEMON: JACKIE ROBINSON STEALS HOME & HISTORY

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), legendary baseball player who helped integrate American Baseball in 1947.

Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will highlight Robinson’s unique life history and his ties to the Missouri/Kansas region. The primary focus will be Robinson’s uncanny abilities as a base stealer, especially in stealing home plate. Stealing home in baseball is among the most aggressive offensive players in the game. His success demonstrated his great athletic ability and represented a form of protest or decent against racism.
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FAQs
What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm

Where can I park?
On the street, parking lot or the Prairiefire parking garage

What should I expect out of the evening?
Light appetizers and beverages sponsored by KC Bier, and a dynamic 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.

What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults or interested Youth

Do I need to bring anything?
Your curiosity!

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KC Urban Advantage Book Drive
Feb
15
to Feb 18

KC Urban Advantage Book Drive

During Presidents' Day Weekend (February 15th- 18th) receive FREE admission AND a 2 Person Membership upgrade for donating your used children's books to benefit KC Urban Advantage!

1 book = 1 free admission
2 Person Membership Upgrade for all new memberships and renewals with book donation!

*Children's Books ages Pre-K through 6th grade preferred, and books that support English as a Second Language are in particularly high demand!*


The purpose of KC Urban Advantage (KCUA) is to help break the cycle of poverty in Kansas City by increasing confidence and ability in academic achievement for underserved students. Our mission is to provide access to holistic STEAM education and unlock opportunities for higher learning and future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers.

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