Friday, May 3, 2013

Adventure in Kansas City: The Moon Marble Co.

We recently had the joy of visiting Kansas City, MO, for three days. While Ben was in work meetings, the kids and I explored the city. My only requirement for our outings were that they would be free and educational. This is the second installment of our adventures there. 

We took half of a day to visit the Moon Marble Co. I had been looking to find a free factory tour for the kids in the KC area. There are also tours of the Harley Davidson Plant (but the kids must be all over 12) and of the Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee, but we decided this was the one for us. 

It turns out this was not a "factory" but an art glass shop. Never-the-less, it was completely worth the time, and the glass making demonstration was a blast. ;) We even had time to visit with the artist and get our picture taken with him.  He shared about how he learned to work with glass and the careers available doing that. It was fun!

While waiting for our turn to see the demo, we perused the gift shop, which is a destination in itself! We had a great time picking out some marbles and art glass for souvenirs too. 

Things to know in advance:
The tour and demo are free, but you will want to bring a little money to buy something fun in the store. If you want a small tube of marbles, you can pick out all your favorite colors and fill one for $4 and up. Art glass marbles start at $25 and go from there. 

Adventure Fridays
This post is part of our Adventure Fridays series. If you'd like to join us, we'd love to have you return every Friday for something new! If you have a field trip to share, add the button on the right to your post and feel free to link up HERE. 

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