Tag Archives: zoo

KC Zoo: Helzberg Penguin Plaza

Location: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64132 (in Swope Park) Cost: Varies–check the Web site for current pricing Web site:  http://www.kansascityzoo.org/ Put simply, the Helzberg Penguin Plaza is amazing. All that separates you from the birds is a sheet of glass:  depending … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Free Day at the KC Zoo for Special-Needs Families

Thank you to the CCVI Parents’ Group for passing this along: FREE DAY at the KC Zoo   for Special Needs Families Saturday   July 20th, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Picnic Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to the first … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Topeka Zoo: Living Learning Center

During our most recent visit to the Topeka Zoo, we discovered the Living Learning Center. Let me tell you:  it was amazing.  The walls are covered with animal specimens and exhibits, there are live creatures everywhere, and there’s something to explore … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas, Topeka | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The World-Famous Topeka Zoo, Redux

Location: Gage Park (the park’s at the intersection of 10th and Gage), Topeka, KS Cost: There are discounts available for groups; they also participate in reciprocal memberships, so if you have a membership to the Kansas City Zoo, for instance, … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas, Topeka | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

Location:  13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS, next to the soccer complex. Cost: Monday – Thursday, Free; Friday – Sunday, $2 a person, 1 and younger free. Web site: http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Deanna-Rose-Childrens-Farmstead The Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas, is … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas, Kansas City Metro Area, Overland Park | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

KC Zoo: Discovery Barn

Location: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64132 (in Swope Park) Cost: Varies–check the Web site for current pricing Web site:  http://www.kansascityzoo.org/ The Discovery Barn is easily our favorite place to visit in the zoo.  It’s enclosed and temperature controlled, … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

KC Zoo: Trumpeter Swans, River Otters and Kids Koop

Location: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64132 (in Swope Park) Cost: Varies–check the Web site for current pricing Web site: http://www.kansascityzoo.org/   On a recent windy Sunday, Peanut and I took a solo trip to the zoo.  This time, … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The World-Famous Topeka Zoo

Location: Gage Park (the park’s at the intersection of 10th and Gage), Topeka, KS Cost: There are discounts available for groups; they also participate in reciprocal memberships, so if you have a membership to the Kansas City Zoo, for instance, … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas, Topeka | Tagged , | 2 Comments

KC Zoo: Polar Bear Passage

Location:  6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64132 (in Swope Park)     Cost:  Varies–check the Web site for current pricing     Web site:  http://www.kansascityzoo.org/Index.asp?IdS=0006B5-F5B0E00&~=    We took a family trip to the zoo today to check out the new Polar Bear … Continue reading

Posted in Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area, Missouri | Tagged , | 2 Comments