How to Stay Cool This Summer in Kansas City

After your Kansas City mover has emptied their truck and moved on, and you’ve spent some energy arranging your house, you might need a cool place to chill out. Try these attractions which will get you out of the summer heat and into some interesting exhibits.

The new Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium just opened in April 2012. You’ll walk through an underwater world that will take about 2-3 hours just to see everything. There are over 5,000 sea creatures from all over the world. You’ll see sharks and rays, starfish and seahorses. Walk through the underwater tunnel for a feeling like you are at the bottom of the ocean.

Go to see the Titanic Artifact Exhibit at Union Station Kansas City. This exhibit is sure to keep you cool as it includes a real iceburg for you to see and touch. The exhibit boasts more than 300 legendary artifacts from the ship’s debris field. Each person who “boards” the exhibit is given a card with a real person’s information who was on the Titanic. At the end of the tour, you can search for the person on your card to see if they survived the tragedy. Throughout the recreated rooms there are interpreters such as a second class waiter asking what you would like for dinner.

Keep cool inside the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, just opened this spring. It’s located at Crown Center, and is the fourth of its kind in the U.S. Stepping into it is like stepping into the biggest box of LEGO bricks ever. This 30,000-square-foot area has hands-on play areas, a MINILAND exhibit of Kansas City buildings, a 4D cinema, master classes from a LEGO Master Model Builder, LEGO rides, and more. This is a 2-3 hour indoor experience for families with children.

As you stay cool inside these new and exciting attractions, forget the trouble of moving and your Kansas City mover, and just begin to enjoy summer in your new city.

(Photo attributed to Flickr member @Bill Ward’s Brickpile via the creative common license.)