KC Edventures Guide for Ages 6-8

Harry S Truman Library & Museum

Vist the only Presidential Library in the Kansas City area - the Harry S Truman Library & Museum.  As President Truman would say "The Buck Stops Here"!  See a replica of the Oval Office as it existed when Truman served, learn about the famous Whistlestop Tour and explore many interactive exhibits.

Before Your Visit:

Explore Truman Library:

  • Kids will enjoy the exhibits on the ground floor.  They can make a campaign button, create a desk sign, play interactive trivia games, and do puzzles.
  • The Whistlestop Exhibit allows visitors to listen to messages via old-time phones.
  • Some of the museum's exhibits are dedicated to the war.  Kids will be intrigued to learn about what families and children had to endure during wartime (such as food shortages).
  • Of course, you'll want to show the kids the replica of the Oval Office!
  • An exhibit portraying life in the 1940's will amuse visitors as they see old tv's and furniture.
  • Don't forget to visit the replica of the Liberty Bell located outside on the lawn near the parking lot.

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Additional Info

  • Historic: European
  • Music, Theatre & Arts: Theater

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Hours & Admission


Admission Special: Two tickets for the price of one!