August at Planet Play

Open Family Play and Science Explorations on Saturdays

What is Planet Play?

Planet Play is about child-directed free play that's the foundation for learning -- and a whole lot of fun. All our materials are low-tech loose parts that encourage kids’ own creativity and imagination: big blue blocks to build forts or spaceships; dress-ups to slay dragons; and wheels, gears and beams to assemble engineering marvels of their own inspiration. Our staff of “funstigators” are there to enable children’s own free-play choices. No screens, animatronics. complicated equipment with directions to follow, but rather an opportunity to discover, create, imagine and play their own way.

Plan a Visit

Open for family play on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come for any or all of the time!


$5 admission for kids (some special pricing below) and all adults free

Best for babies through age 8 and their adult caregivers

Every kid must have a grown-up, and every grown-up must have a kid!


5504 Troost in KCMO, a block south of Rockhurst on the west side of the street

Park in front and behind the building or take Troost MAX to 55th St.

Explore Science

We're taking a closer look at science with lots of hands-on activities just right for kids from ages 2 to 8 again this month. What will you discover?

Welcoming All

Planet Play welcomes all families to our Pop-Up Play Lab at 5504 Troost through our membership in Museums for All. Just show your SNAP EBT card and photo ID at our front table. You’ll receive admission of just $1 per child for up to four children.

Blue Star Museum Program

Planet Play is a Blue Star Museum! We offer free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families through September 2, 2019. Show your military ID to receive free admission for up to five children. Come back again! There is no limit to how many times you can visit.

Have a Playful Birthday!

Give your birthday girl or boy and their friends a playful party they’ll be talking about for weeks to come at Planet Play. For $250, your child and his or her friends will have private use of Planet Play’s pop-up space and all the materials they need for two hours of free play. Our space is bright and colorful, but you’re welcome to decorate if you’d like, and bring any food and beverages you wish. The birthday child receives a Planet Play shirt, and every guest receives two-for-one passes to come back and play with us again. Email us to plan your party!

Gift of Play

Join us to inspire creativity, curiosity, and joy in kids – especially kids growing up without a safe place to play – with a tax-deductible gift of play. Your support will help us make the most of our Pop-Up Play Lab and build toward Planet Play’s future. Thank you for helping us bring play everywhere, for everyone!