Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

June 20: Welcome to our annual outdoor Third Thursday! All activities, except where noted, will be on the north side of the museum throughout the J.C. Nichols Plaza. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside the Bloch Building with a few select activities still on the plaza.

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

Turn Down for Putt

North Plaza Drive

Kangaroo Knife Fight

Kangaroo Knife Fight is a Kansas City rock band fronted by an Australian soul singer, the perfect rough-and-tumble band to kick off summer!

North Plaza Drive
DJs at Third Thursday

DJ Joe and Ice Kole

DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter, and he’s bringing some friends!

North Plaza Drive

Food Trucks

Come enjoy some of the best KC has to offer in food trucks: Wiener Wagon, El Tenedor, Beauty of the Bistro, Da Poke Wagon, Seven Swans Creperie, and Poppy’s Ice Cream.

Bloch Building, Plaza Level

Live Screenprinting

Charlotte Street Shirt Company is back again for a poster giveaway. Chat with the designers behind the company and watch them print right in front of you.

Quantities limited. First come, first served.

North Plaza Drive

Drawings with Pop-Up Charlie

After a brief hiatus so Pop-Up Charlie could tour dozens of states and create his debut picture book (release date Fall 2019), our favorite illustration wizard is back to draw more on-the-spot watercolors!

North Plaza Drive

The Photo Bus

KC’s ever-popular, original VW bus photo booth will be back and taking pics of you and your friends!

North Plaza Drive

Lawn Games

Enjoy a game of cornhole, giant Jenga, or Connect 4. Feel free to bring your own to play on the open grass areas too!

North Plaza Drive

Putting Green

Need some free practice shots before going head-to-head on our #ArtCourseKC on the south side of the Sculpture Park? Try it out here before buying a round at our nine-hole mini golf course!

North Plaza Drive

Drop-in Art Activity: Mini Pennants

Show us who you root for!

North Plaza Drive

Community Spotlight: Kansas City Kansas Special Olympics

The mission of the Kansas City Kansas Special Olympics is to provide opportunities through sports, activities and special event venues which will encourage, inspire, and provide a rewarding lifestyle for those that are mentally and physically challenged.

The Mission of the KCK Huggers, Inc./Special Olympics has a two-prong focus. The first focus is to provide education, physical fitness, sports training, and athletic competition for our clients who have intellectual disabilities. The second focus is to provide opportunities and sometimes training for these same clients to have educational experiences where they can learn to adapt themselves and their behavior(s) to the world around them.

Bloch Lobby

Radio Station Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday visitor will win a prize package 96.5 The Buzz!

To enter, fill out a Third Thursday MadLib card at the art activity table. Add your name and number and we’ll text the winner at 8:30 pm (better respond quick before we move on to the next person!). Must be present to win.

Bloch Lobby
Happy Hour

Beverages and Small Plates

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience!


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