The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum has a well-earned reputation as being perhaps the finest art museum in Kansas City. They have a far reaching collection which includes over 33,500 works of art in various styles including Japanese, African, Modern & Contemporary, American Indian, Decorative Arts and European. They also host many imaginative events, some of which are kid and teen friendly!
Things to Do
- From 6 pm until 9 pm every third Thursday of the month the Museum puts on live music and a range of fun activities for the public to enjoy. Along with performances from bands and musicians of various genres there can also be lectures and talks, art activities, vendors selling a range of different things as well as food and drink.
- The Museum tries to provide family friendly activities to make art accessible and fun to all ages. Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 4 pm they organize free hands-on activities for children and their parents along with age appropriate discussions of the art that is on display. Special holidays like El Día de los Muertos and Chinese New Year are also celebrated at the Museum with family orientated events. Finally every second Sunday of the month there is free storytime for preschoolers at 1:30 pm.
- The Museum's Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park is a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon. You can play with your kids and even bring your dog. The Museum provides a relaxed environment where you can even play sports and have a picnic. Plus there's plenty of great art to admire! Find out more with their special interactive guide to the Park.
Nelson-Atkins Art Museum Insider Tips
- Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire Museum.
- The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
- Admission to the Museum is free. Parking on site costs $8.