After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for a members-only evening at Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America, an epic adventure of prehistoric discovery inside Union Station. This adventure promises to educate, fascinate and excite imaginations of every age, including the history buffs, armchair explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts among us!

Engage in a behind-the-scenes conversation with Kliff Kuehl (KCPT) and George Guastello (Union Station) about the creation of Dinosaurs Revealed, interact with 3D science exhibits, and learn what it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains from 252 million years ago found in North America. Recommended for ages 12 years and older.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to join us after dark! Or make your contribution for the clever Disappearing Dinosaur mug or our Digging Dinosaurs DVD collection.

Event includes:

  • Food & Beverage reception
  • Behind-the-Scenes discussion with George Guastello, Kliff Kuehl, and Dr. David A. Burnham, KU paleontologist
  • One (1) ticket per person to Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America (for use on event date)
  • One (1) pass per person to Dinosaurs Alive! 3D screening (for use after event date)

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with Union Station Kansas City.

Dr. David A. Burnham is a paleontologist at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and specializes in dinosaur research and public outreach. He has traveled around the globe documenting the natural history of dinosaurs and has published extensively on raptors and T. rex. Currently, his lab at the KU Natural History Museum is working on a T. rex and this summer’s fieldwork will continue the excavation in Montana.

Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park | Lee's Summit | Missouri | United States

Celebrate fall at Paradise Park! Bring your camera and take photos of your little ones meeting two of PBS Kids’ most beloved characters, Curious George and The Man With The Yellow Hat. Enjoy a Curious George story time and learn how to carve curiously unique pumpkins.

The Meet & Greet is free; arrive early to get your time slot ticket (grouped in half hour increments). All Paradise Park attractions are available at regular prices.

Be My Neighbor Day @ Toyota Plaza at Children's Mercy Park
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Be My Neighbor Day @ Toyota Plaza at Children's Mercy Park | Kansas City | Kansas | United States

Join KCPT, PNC Grow Up Great® and Sporting Kansas City for “Be My Neighbor Day,” a family celebration featuring tigertastic events! The day will include appearances by Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, entertainment and hands-on learning activities focused on being a caring neighbor!

Scheduled events:

10 a.m. to Noon – Roving Puppets from the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

11 a.m. – Family Zumba with the YMCA

11 a.m. to Noon – Appearance by Sporting KC’s Blue

Noon – Dance Performance by Los Bailadores de Kansas City

1 p.m. – Performance by Drum Safari

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Appearance by a TBD Sporting KC Player

2 p.m. – Interactive Dance Performance by Kristi’s Academy of Dance

Throughout the event, you can meet Daniel Tiger and participate in a number of hands-on activities with our partners PNC Grow Up Great, Sporting KC’s Sporting Stripes, PB & J Initiative, Kansas City Kansas Public Library’s F. L. Schlagle Library, the Sunflower House, KC Kindcraft, Kansas City Zoo’s Zoomobile, Literacy KC, City Playcorps Pop-up Adventure Playground, Recycle Cycle, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Science City.

Do your first act of kindness by bringing a pair of gently used or new shoes to donate to the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Shoe Drive, benefiting Soles4Souls.

Free parking is available in the Blue lots located to the West of State Avenue at Sporting Way.  Enter the Toyota Plaza at the southeast corner of State Avenue and Sporting Way. Look for the KCPT tent!

RSVP on Eventbrite for easy check-in the day of the event and to be entered to win a free PBS KIDS Playtime Pad, a kid-safe tablet that provides access to PBS KIDS videos, games and apps.

Haunting Humanities @ Abe and Jake's Landing
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunting Humanities @ Abe and Jake's Landing | Lawrence | Kansas | United States

Join us on the dark side of literature, history, classics, theater, and more! The Hall Center for the Humanities presents a one-of-a-kind “science fair for the humanities” Halloween-themed celebration at Abe & Jakes landing in downtown Lawrence, KS. Free and open to the public, doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will run through 9:00 p.m. This is an all-ages event that will feature work from a wide range of KU scholars and independent scholars from all over Kansas.

Doing away with the traditional lecture format for humanities scholarship, Haunting Humanities creates a new kind of experience designed to appeal to a wide array of audiences, from young adults to senior citizens, from those with extensive humanities education and experience to those who may not fully understand what the term “humanities” even means. Visitors will be given a map of the space and invited to guide themselves through a series of innovative presentations, activities, games and performances at their own pace. Scholars will engage audiences in a variety of ways – from an “escape room” based on the 1895 real-life murder of Kansan Tom Patton to an opportunity to get made-up to look like a witch while learning about the history and symbolism of witches in western literature. The evening will culminate with a 12-minute dance performance inspired by ghostly tales from Lawrence’s past, choreographed by KU Dance Lecturer Maya Tillman-Rayton, and the chance for audience members to chat one-on-one with participating scholars about their research.

Learn more here.

Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center
Oct 27 @ 7:45 am – 11:45 am
Sesame Street in Communities Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Kauffman Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.

Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.

Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours.  This workshop is for adults only.

Session 2:  Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds:  Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.

Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing:  How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.

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Wild Kratts LIVE! 2.0 @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wild Kratts LIVE! 2.0 @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

It’s off “To the Creature Rescue!” as the Kratt brothers, Martin and Chris, come to life in a classical Wild Kratts story. Through hilarious pratfalls and fantastic animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescue its favorite invention from Zach’s clutches, so the animals of the creature world are safe once again. Watch as the Kratt brothers activate fan favorite Creature Power Suits and demonstrate the amazing abilities of animals, such as the rhinoceros and the caracal!

Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding creature fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt brothers that make the hit PBS Kids series, Wild Kratts, so popular with your creature-loving family.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. Ticket availability to the general public through the Kauffman Center starting on Friday, May 11.

A contribution total of $123 or greater qualifies you for a KCPT Family Membership, allowing us to continue bringing you the experiences you value.

View our seating chart for ticket offer locations.

The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building | Mission Woods | Kansas | United States

Fancy a cuppa? Join us for our annual celebration of British programmes, tea, and trivia at the Great British Brunch!

We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and make room for the dramas and mysteries that we admire—all made possible by donors like you. Bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories and get in the competitive spirit for this special occasion. A rich variety of tea and brunch fare, both sweet and savory, awaits your presence!

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to an afternoon of lighthearted fun and fellowship hosted by Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer-Public Affairs. Or, make a contribution to KCPT to own the newest season of Doc Martin before it’s premiere on Jan. 5!

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with the 1900 Building.

Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor’s Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor's Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

A sprawling field of mayoral candidates. Less than two weeks to sort them out.

Nearing Kansas City’s April 2 primary, the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Mayor Sly James gather for a public forum soliciting their stands on the city’s most pressing issues. Nick Haines moderates. Audience members can get involved, submitting their own questions.

This hour-long Kansas City Week in Review special is a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and will be broadcast on KCPT March 22 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for this event at the Library’s website.

Local support for Who Will Lead KC is provided by the Health Forward Foundation, Husch Blackwell and AARP Kansas City

Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center

KCPT and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library invite you to “Explore the Outdoors” this April! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of Wild Kratts (10:30 a.m.) and Nature Cat (11:30 a.m.), go on a nature scavenger hunt, make crafts,  learn about animals and plants and meet Nature Cat at the F.L. Schlagle Library on Saturday, April 6. After the event, enjoy Wyandotte County Lake Park’s picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing areas.

For more information on the event, contact For information about the F.L. Schlagle Library or the surrounding park, call 913-295-8250.

Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS
Apr 11 – Apr 19 all-day
Explore Ireland with Kansas City PBS

Join fellow Kansas City PBS viewers and travelers for the trip of a lifetime to beautiful Ireland in support of KCPT. We’re partnering again with Collette Vacations to explore Ireland’s emerald landscapes in Spring 2019. Spend nine (9) days touring the best of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher and more.

Cultivate your curiosity for culture when you hear traditional Irish music and storytelling, visit a famous distillery, kiss the Blarney Stone, drive along the Ring of Kerry, sip an Irish coffee where it was invented and much more! Enjoy your stay at Castlemartyr Resort, a grand manor house, and be treated royally during your stay at Ireland’s iconic Dromoland Castle.

“Elegant Ireland” Tour
April 11 — April 19, 2019

Tour Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Castlemartyr Resort
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dromoland Castle
  • Dublin
  • “Irish Night”
  • Kilkenny farm visit
  • Killarney

Find additional trip details and itinerary for KCPT Elegant Ireland. Don’t miss out. Call Collette at 1-800-581-8942 and reference booking number 892137 for your reservation today.