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4 Must See Overland Park Museums

Visiting Overland Park, KS and looking for some culture? Check out these four wonderful museums to get a piece of our local culture!
By
Nick Reyes
November 2, 2021

This page is part of our Overland Park City guide series. Interested in other things to do, see and experience in Overland Park, Kansas? Make sure to read the entire guide!

Must See Overland Park Museums

The Overland Park, KS area is home to four great museums.

Some of these are local favorites while others may be less known to Overland Park residents. Regardless, any Overland Park resident will enjoy the art and exhibits found in each of these museums that showcase a variety of different styles and mediums!

For visitors to Overland Parks, this list provides an excellent opportunity for you to explore our beautiful city!

Nerman Museum Overland Park
Nerman Museum Overland Park


Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA) has one of the world's best collections of young and established artists, according to critics.

The sculptures, paintings, ceramics, photography, and works on paper installed throughout the campus earned JCCC a spot on the top 10 university/college campuses for public art in America according to Public Art Review magazine.

The center's galleries, which are individually-themed to reflect the city's diverse architectural history, exhibit cutting-edge contemporary art by regionally renowned and up-and-coming artists. The museum also hosts dynamic and varied educational programs.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is on the grounds of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Address & Info

https://www.nermanmuseum.org/


12345 College Blvd  

Overland Park, KS  66210-1299  

913-469-8500


Admission: FREE

Museum Hours

Tue., Fri., Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wed., Thu.: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sun.: noon-5 p.m.

Mon. and JCCC Holidays: Closed

Museum at Prariefield, Overland Park, KS


Museum At Prariefire

Be awed by a life-sized T. rex replica as you enter the Museum at Prairiefire. The discovery room, which includes hands-on activities in paleontology, anthropology, zoology, biology, geology, and astronomy, is a favorite with children.

If you still want more, there are VR Experiences or traveling exhibitions.

Take some pictures outside the facility on your way out; this makes for a fantastic photo opportunity!

The Museum at Prairiefire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to science, culture, art, and natural history learning and engagement.

The Museum at Prairiefire also offers a number of dynamic, real Natural History, Science, and Art exhibits as well as regular events, interactive activities, and programs for children and adults.

The Children's Museum of Houston offers endless fun, educational learning experiences, and learning adventures for kids of all ages. Explore the exhibits from both national and local collections, or get off this planet with a Virtual Reality Experience.

Here are some other items you won't want to miss out on: Science Happy Hour, Cinema & Science for the adults, or The Little Explorers Club for the kids. There's something for everyone, and it's suitable for any age!

Address & Info

https://www.visitthemap.org

5801 W. 135th Street

Overland Park, KS 66223

Museum Hours

Open 10am - 3pm

Sundays 12pm - 3pm

Johnson County Museum -Overland Park
Johnson County Museum - Overland Park


Johnson County Museum


Come and learn more about the Overland Park's history by visiting the main attraction, ‘Becoming Johnson County'.


The exhibit's centerpiece, the 1950s All-Electric House, is an expression of the American Dream for many newcomers.


Bring your kids to check out the fun and hands on learning experience in KidScape!


Here kids can travel thru 3 generations of Overland Park life:

A farmstead from the 1870s creates an informal education in rural life for youngsters, including chores in the house, farming with cattle and collecting eggs.


The youngsters then go to the 1900s, where they sell fruits and vegetables at the City Market, give a performance for an audience at the theatre, and instruct at school.


Suburban life takes off in the mid-1950s! At the hospital, take care of sick people, prepare meals at the diner, and start a new suburban family. Even check out a park with an unknown cave!

Addres & Info

Admission:

$6 for adults

$5 for seniors (ages 60 plus), veterans, and students (18 plus with Student ID)

$4 for children (ages1-17)

Free Under 1.

There is a family daily maximum of $23.

8788 Metcalf Ave

Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 826-2787

Interurban Arthouse Overland Park
Interurban Arthouse - Overland Park


Interurban / Arthouse

The Interurban Arthouse is a one-of-a-kind Overland Park collaborative artist and creative lab.

In 2011, the Overland Park-based museum was founded as a series of discussions with artists, arts organizations, and civic and business leaders. There was a lack of arts resources and studio space in Overland Park, which prompted to the creation of this nonprofit organization.

The Interurban Arthouse offers a unique experience for visitors. There's never a dull moment in this eclectic space, which is packed with art and culture from around the world. You may discover anything at the Interurban Arthouse - and no two visits are ever the same.

Here, artists from a variety of disciplines paint and sculpt, perform fire-breathing, dance, recite poetry, compose music, and so on.

Stop by for a cup of coffee and to see an artist at work, or visit their events calendar to plan ahead.

Info & Hours

https://www.interurbanarthouse.org/

8001 NEWTON STREET

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS

Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 1 pm

Saturday, 10am - 2pm,

9132837091

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