On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Johnson County Commission approved a capital project and approved bonds to fund the Arts and Heritage Center at the former King Louie facility at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park. Click here to learn more about the project and to see architectural renderings.
Sensory Time at the Museum
Offered the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month!!
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fee: Free event, but space is limited to 20 children. Call 913-715-2575 if you have questions or to RSVP.
KidScape can be a loud and exciting environment and sometimes that can be a challenge for children with sensory integration and processing needs. Developed in partnership with Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Sensory Time at the Museum is a free opportunity for children and their families to experience the museum at their own pace before the museum opens to the public.
Special activities have been added to KidScape exhibit to support pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities such as tactile fun and lacing in the Boutique, go fishing and play golf in the Park, play with echo microphones and practice self-dressing skills with the costumes in the Theater, count the packages at the Post Office and carry the heavy satchel as you make your deliveries, cuddle with a beanbag chair and enjoy some quiet time as you read book and explore the Seeking the Good Life exhibit with a fun seek and find activity!
Location: Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS, 913-715-2550.
Where is Modernism? Look around you, Johnson County is a modern community. You most likely drive past the modern homes and buildings in our communities every day without giving them a second thought. How did these structures become so prevalent in our cities?
This new driving tour from the Johnson County Museum and KCModern features many of the commercial mid-century modern gems along Metcalf Avenue, and the corresponding map invites you to explore some of the area's residential neighborhoods too! Click for the tour.
This tour is provided alongside the Johnson County Museum's current, free exhibition, What is Modernism? Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. Free admission.
Each Friday this summer, the Johnson County Museum Summer Arts program offers kids 5-12 an opportunity to explore different art processes while
exploring historical artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection. Check the Museum's calendar for weekly themes. Sessions at 10am and 11 am.
Registration is recommended. Call 913-715-2570 to register.
Fee: $5 per child, members FREE.
Enjoy the Johnson County Museum all year long when you become a member. With kid-friendly monthly programming and special exhibits throughout the year, your family can enjoy the museum and the 1950s Electric House as often as you like. Join now and visit often -- Annual Membership only $30 per year!