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Fun, Accessible Things to do in Kansas City

Summer is the perfect time to explore Kansas City and scout out new, inclusive activities for the whole family! Variety has been hard at work, breaking barriers and championing the #inclusionrevolution so that all children have the opportunity to Be Active, Be Social and BELONG in their community. Now is the time to celebrate inclusion by going out and exploring these awesome accessible activities around town!


Starlight Theatre Kansas City

Starlight offers an abundance of programming throughout the summer. Legally Blonde The Musical hits the stage in July! Keep an eye on Variety’s social media page for details on how to win free tickets.

❤️ Why we love Starlight
Variety’s own, Aubrey, provides a tour of Starlight and all of its awesome accessible features! Below is a quick recap of some of their highlights!

  • Wheelchair accessible ramps throughout the facility
  • ADA Seating available for all ticket level price points
  • Universal Changing Stations available inside facility
  • Assisted hearing devices available for free for performances
  • Sunday evening Broadway performances are interpreted for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests
  • Variety Sensory Kits available onsite


B&B Theaters

B&B Theaters has been a long time partner of Variety and a huge supporter of our Inclusion Revolution! Before every movie B&B shares our message with movie goers and encourages them to purchase a concessions kidspack which gives back to Variety!

❤️ Why we love B&B Theaters

  • Sensory Friendly Films, offering movies with sensory friendly lighting and sound options for families to enjoy
  • Variety Sensory Kits available onsite
  • Assistive hearing and listening devices available for use


Kansas City Monarchs

Legends Field, Monarchs Baseball Team

Catching a quick baseball game has never been easier! Centrally located near the Legends shopping area, Legends Field is filled with accessible features!

❤️ Why we love the Kansas City Monarchs and Legends Field

  • Variety Inclusive Playground
  • Universal Changing stations on both levels
  • All entrances lead to ADA seating


Kidscape Johnson County Museum

Located downstairs in the Johnson County Museum, Kidscape offers over 3,500 square feet of interactive play. The exhibit was designed so kids could fully immerse themselves in various historical and community landscapes, complete with props and dress up options.

❤️ Why We Love Kidscape

  • Sensory Friendly Mondays is a time for families with children with sensory processing differences to enjoy the exhibit with lower occupancy. Kidscape encourages registration for these specific offerings as attendance is limited to 30 guests.
  • Kidscape is wheelchair accessible
  • Click here to see a visual checklist they have created to help prep visitors
  • Elevator access is close to exhibit
  • One enter/exit door in exhibit to limit elopement


iFly Kansas City

For the thrill seekers and true adventurist, iFly All Abilities Night is the perfect summer experience! iFly’s website emphasizes, “regardless of physical or cognitive challenges, everyone should be given the opportunity to spread their wings.” To watch people of all abilities take flight or inquire about participating in an All Abilities Night in Kansas City, click here!

❤️ What we Love about iFly

  • Will provide additional time and assistance during training and putting on equipment
  • Offer thrill seeking adventures to people of all abilities


Kansas City Zoo

Kansas City Zoo

The Kansas City Zoo continues to grow and offer new exhibits to guests. Offering an abundance of indoor and outdoor exhibits, you can keep kids entertained on the hottest of summer days! In the fall they will open their new indoor 650,000 gallon aquarium that was designed with accessibility and inclusivity in mind.

❤️ Why We Love the Zoo

  • Variety Inclusive Playground onsite
  • Onsite rentals available of wagons, wheelchairs, electric scooters
  • Universal changing stations located in elephant exhibit (with more on the way in the fall)
  • ADA sidewalks and ramps throughout the zoo
  • Sensory Backpacks are available to check out


Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium, Royals

Weeknight or weekend end, there is never a bad time to catch a Royals game! The Royals have been strong supporters of Variety and have recently added several new accessible features to their stadium. Now guests of ALL abilities have the opportunity to participate in all Kauffman Stadium has to offer.

❤️ Why We Love Kauffman Stadium

  • Universal changing stations inside stadium
  • Accessible seating available on every level of the stadium
  • Quiet Rooms and Sensory Rooms available inside stadium
  • Detailed list of all accessibility options available is located here

This is just a small representation of the accessible activities we have here in Kansas City! We would LOVE to hear what some of your family’s favorite spots are, please tag us using @varietychildrenscharity so that we can see and share your posts!

Your Variety KC Family



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