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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
The Photo Bus
KC’s ever-popular, original VW bus photo booth will be back and taking pics of you and your friends!
Enjoy a game of cornhole, giant Jenga, or Connect 4. Feel free to bring your own to play on the open grass areas too!
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!
Drop-in Art Activity: Mini Pennants
Show us who you root for!
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.
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.
Beverages and Small Plates
Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience!