Crown Center Summer Fun Kicks Off May 29

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Crown Center Summer Fun Kicks Off May 29

Family activities offer entertainment and education for Kansas City visitors and residents alike

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 17, 2021) — Crown Center celebrates the start of the summer season with two new free exhibits and an interactive passport activity for families to earn rewards during their visits. The fun begins Saturday, May 29, just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summertime.

With the SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium at Crown Center, guests can see real sea creatures up close. With the Under the Sea Adventure exhibit in the Crown Center Shops Showplace, kids can plunge into an interactive environment and play while they explore the deep blue sea. Using their imaginations, kids can discover buried treasure in a sunken pirate ship, ride a dolphin and seahorses, paddle their way to the mermaid’s house, explore in a submarine, and many more aquatic adventures. The colorful under sea exhibit also creates great photo opportunities for families. It’s fathoms of fun, and it’s totally free! 

Runs May 29 – Sept. 6, 2021

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, Noon to 5pm

Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day: Noon to 5pm

FREE. Showplace, Crown Center Shops, Level 1. 816-274-8444

To complement the Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition opening in June at Union Station, the Hallmark Art Collection will present Greetings, Saul Steinberg – an exhibition featuring dozens of original mixed-media drawings by Saul Steinberg at Gallery at 2450 on Level 2 in the Crown Center Shops. Perhaps best known for his cover illustrations for The New Yorker magazine, Steinberg was born in 1914 to a Jewish family in Romania, but fled Europe in 1941 to escape the persecution of Jews. While living in the U.S., Steinberg collaborated with many companies who featured his memorable illustrations on their products. He had a long partnership with Hallmark Cards, creating over 100 works for greeting cards, calendars, and gift products. In this art exhibition, viewers will see a selection of Steinberg’s original drawings from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as historic products and correspondence from the Hallmark Archives.

Runs May 29 – Sept. 6, 2021

Open Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, Noon to 5pm

Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day: Noon to 5pm

FREE. Gallery at 2450, Crown Center Shops, Level 2. 816-274-8444

 

For those ready to enjoy a vacation or staycation, the Passport to Summer Fun offers a great way to discover and experience all there is to do at Crown Center, especially for families with children. The Passport to Summer Fun booklet contains different “missions” to complete, such as grabbing a selfie with a sea turtle at SEA LIFE Aquarium, taking in a performance of Dragons Love Tacos at The Coterie Theatre, or eating at Crown Center’s restaurants. Each mission will have a stamp to add to the Passport when the activity requirements are met. By completing six missions, guests can earn a $25 Crown Center Gift Card, or by completing 10 missions, they can earn a $50 Crown Center Gift Card*. For promotion details and to register for a passport, visit CrownCenter.com/passport or stop by Crown Center Customer Service during shop hours.

Valid May 29 – Sept. 6, 2021

Crown Center Customer Service, Crown Center Shops, Level 2. 816-274-8444

*Crown Center Gift Cards are issued by MetaBank®, N.A., Member FDIC

For a complete listing of all upcoming Crown Center summer events, visit CrownCenter.com/events.

 

For more information, call Crown Center Customer Service at 816-274-8444.