Ages 9-11 | Toys, Hobbies & Play

Kids will love the many areas of Legoland Discovery Center in Kansas City!  From racing cars to testing out structures on the 'earthquake table', there's lots to do.  You will learn about how Legos are made, enjoy two rides, a 4D theater show and some unique ways to 'play' with Legos - spend a morning or afternoon exploring, building and learning about Legos!

Before Your Visit:

  • Make sure you bring socks if your kids want to play in the HUGE playarea!
  • Check our 'Insider's Guide' for tips to enjoy your visit!
  • Food is not allowed in the exhibit, but they do have a cafe if you need a snack during your visit.

Explore Legoland Kansas City:

  • Lego Factory - The first room you visit show how legos are built.  Kids will enjoy the moulding and painting areas.  Make sure to get your height and weight in legos!  And grab your souvenier lego before you head on to the rest of Legoland.  You will not be able to re-enter this room once you leave, so don't rush thru!
  • Kingdom Quest Ride - A fun ride for kids this age - take the quest to save the Princess!  Five people can ride in one car, and each has their own 'laser gun' to earn points for fighting the trolls!You will only be able to ride this once during your visit!
  • Duplo Village - a special area for babies and toddlers if you bring along younger siblings.
  • Miniland - Stop by to see Kansas City landmarks all made from Legos!  Watch the room as it goes from day to night - with some very cool changes!  Kids can also play some games at the sports stadiums, so keep an eye out!
  • Play Area - decorate with Police & Fire themes, this is an amazingly large play area where kids can climb, slide and swing.  Socks required!  Kids also must be between 3' and 4'9" in order to enter.
  • Lego Racers - Like to race cars?  Build and race your own lego car on a variety of race tracks.
  • 'Friends' Karoke - Girls will love this brightly decorated area, with pastel legos and a stage with microphones for karoke!
  • 4D Theater - Four different shows run every 15 minutes or so, all in 4D!  Be prepared for a fun experience - you can ask staff members about shows so you can see more than one of them during your visit.
  • Master Builder Academy - Spend some time learning from a Master Builder in this short class that's offered at various times throughout the day.
  • Merlin's Apprentice Ride - The second ride in Legoland takes you for a spin in the air - some restrictions will apply so read before you ride.
  • Lego Cafe - stop for a quick snack to re-fuel for more fun!

Create with Legos:

  • Try creating some fun Lego structures - check our Fun with Legos board on Pinterest for some cool ideas!
  • Challenge everyone in the family to a Lego creation contest - see who comes up with the best idea!
  • Want even more ideas?  Check out the Lego Ideas Book:

 

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Come explore a mini-town just for kids!  They can dress up and put on a play in the theater, visit the hospital, create some crafts at the fashion boutique or do some fishing and golfing in the park. 

Before Your Visit:

  • Consider seeing other exhibits at the Johnson County Museum - older kids will enjoy some of the interactive exhibits that show how the area grew and developed.

Explore KidScape:

Kidscape is a mini-town that kids love to explore:

  • Visit the Bookstore and read a book or two.
  • Play golf or go fishing in the Park.
  • Stop by the Hospital and take care of patients
  • Post Office - send a letter to the family
  • Farm - milk a cow and play farmer
  • The Boutique has crafts and is a great place to create
  • The Theater is a favorite of kids this age - let them work backstage, control the lights and put on a show

 

Learn More about Communities:

  • Check out some books about living in a neighborhood:

 

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Other great Kansas City miniature towns to play at:

Ever wonder what your parents and grandparents played with when they were kids?  You’ll find some of their favorite toys and games at the museum – and some of your favorites too!  Peek into dollhouses to see what kids use to play with 100 years ago, visit a huge room filled with marbles and see all kinds of teddy bears, airplanes, trains and tea sets.

Before Your Visit:

  • Find out what areas of the museum or what types of toys your kids are interested in seeing: dollhouses, marbles, miniatures, mechanical toys.
  • Start a fun read-aloud book:

 Explore the Toy & Miniature Museum:

  • Stroll through the miniature gallery and think about how someone was able to make all those tiny items – it really boggles the mind! Some of the musical instruments actually work!
  • Dollhouses – here’s a challenge for you & your kids: pick one of the old Victorian dollhouses, and find out how many items were created using recycled items that a child in the 1800’s may have found. Which items could you make for your own dollhouse, using recycled items?
  • Gaze into the small houses and view some surprises in the ‘Peep Show’ area of the museum.
  • Have a tea set at home? Stop by area #26 to see a variety of children’s tea sets and choose which one is your favorite.
  • Play marble games in the Marble Room, and admire the 1,000,000 marbles in the museum’s collection – one of the largest in the world! Which color do you think is the most common among marbles?
  • Don’t forget to pick up a museum Scavenger Hunt guide and go on a hunt during your visit.

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  • One of the reasons museums like this exist is because of generous donors who give their personal collections to museums to allow others to view them.  Do you collect anything?  If not, consider starting a collection today – toys, stamps, coins, etc.
  • Visit Moon Marble to learn how marbles are made, and learn to play marble games.
  • Ask your parents and grandparents if they have any old or antique toys from when they were younger.


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