Tag: tour

Emergency Operations Center Tour

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On May 24th we toured the Emergency Operations Center in Olathe as part of our Community Helpers series, which includes the police station and the fire station. The center is the heart of emergency preparedness in Johnson County. The employees…

Police Station Tour

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Today we toured the police station and learned about how police officers help our community. We started our tour in the training room where our guide, Officer Castle, told us about all the different rooms that are used at the…

Toy and Miniature Museum Tour

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On November 18th we toured the recently remodeled National Toy and Miniature Museum. The museum has a wonderful collection of toys from the past through to recent times. Our tour began in the miniatures, which we learned are not toys,…

Horses at Prairie Fire Museum

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On the 9th we toured the latest exhibit at Prairie Fire Museum – The Horse. This exhibit explored the relationship between humans and horses, and how horses have had an impact on human history. The tour started with the kids…

American Indian Art Workshop

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On Wednesday the 4th we visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum for an American Indian art workshop. ┬áThe kids toured the museum to view how American Indian cultures used color and pattern to communicate. ┬áThen we went to an art classroom so…

Science and Sculpture Tour 2015

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Today we attended the Science and Sculpture Tour, a cooperative tour hosted by the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center and the Nelson-Atkins Museum. The tour is led by teen guides, and provides opportunities for the kids to connect art and…

Dinosaurs at Prairie Fire!

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All images courtesy of American Museum of Natural History. On Monday we visited Prairie Fire Museum for the new Dinosaurs exhibit. We began our tour in the Discovery Room, which is a huge favorite with the kids. The kids enjoyed…

Plains Indians at Nelson-Atkins Museum

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photo by Leslie R. Adams and courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum On Thursday the 6th we toured the Plains Indians exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. We saw some beautiful and amazingly detailed works created by Plains Indians artists – from…