Don't let the heat keep you stuck at home

Summer Fun at many Museums

Many of our fantastic museums are offering special summer activites, including day camps, art activities, special extended hours and more. So get out and enjoy them...they'll keep you cool on those hot summer days!

Agency Ford Museum

11351 Highway FF, Agency, MO, 816-253-9301
Museum Hours: Museum is located in the Agency Community Center and open by appointment and during all Agency community events.

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

 2818 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, 816-233-7003
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am – 4pm. Saturday & Sunday 1–4pm. Closed major holidays.
Admission: $1 students, $2 seniors, $5 adults. Museum members & children under 6 free

Special Activities:

Third Thursday Wine Tasting The only thing better than Summertime is Summertime at the Third Thursday Wine Tastings. We’ve got a special lineup of events now through the end of the year so mark your calendars and bring your friends! The public is invited to join us the Third Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Cost: $10/person at the door or $20/person for tasting/activities.

-July 18, 2013 – “South of the Border Tequila Tasting” and Margarita glass painting.
-August 15, 2013 – NO TASTING THIS MONTH…We’ll see you at Trails West!
-September 19, 2013 – Hot Dogs, Beer, & Brush – Enjoy tasting some cold beers while roasting some hot dogs! Everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged best friends, paint a dog bowl, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Summer Music at the Museum Combine Chamber music, Sunday afternoons and an art museum, and you’re in for a pleasant time! That’s the idea behind “Summer Music at the Museum”, a St. Joseph Symphony program that begins June 30th at the Albrecht-Kemper. Music begins at 2:00 pm and Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. The series continues throughout the Summer and includes the following:

-July 28, 2013 Charles Badami, piano; Rico McNeela, violin; Jan Kobialka, cello
-August 11, 2013 Lory Lacy, flute; Richard Yeager, clarinet & bassoon; Aaron Ahles, bassoon; Elizabeth Dunning, horn; Rico McNeela, violin; Charles Badami, piano

The Fire Museum

1202 S. 11th St., St. Joseph, 816-671-0410
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-3pm
Closed all national holidays
Admission: Free (Donations Welcome)

Jesse James Home Museum

1202 Penn, St. Joseph, 816-232-8206
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-4:30pm
Admission: $2 Students ages 6-17, $3 Seniors, $4 Adults, Children 5 and under free

Patee House Museum

1202 Penn, St. Joseph, 816-232-8206
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5:00pm
Admission: $4 Students ages 6-17, $5 Seniors, $6 Adults, Children 5 and under free. Carousel Rides: $1.50 each or 4 rides for $5.00.

Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society Library

412 Felix St., St. Joseph, 816-233-0524
Museum Hours: Tuesday, 2-8pm; Wednesday-Friday 10am-3pm; First and third Saturday and fourth Sunday, noon-4pm.
Admission: Yearly Membership $20 

Pony Express National Museum

914 Penn, St. Joseph, 816-279-5059
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am – 5pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm. Admission: $3 students, $5 seniors, $6 adults. Museum members & children under 6 free

Remington Nature Center

1502 MacArthur Dr.,St. Joseph, 816-271-5499
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm
Admission: Kids (4-15) $1, Seniors $2, Adults $3, Children 3 and under free.

Special Activities:-Remington Fish Feeding 
Every Friday 10:30-10:45am. “Help us cut up worms and watch us feed the fish in our 7,000 gallon aquarium.”

Monthly Scavenger Hunt Fun 
Every month, twelve seasonal items will be hidden throughout the nature center. If you can find them all, you win a prize; complete all twelve months of the year and become eligible for a drawing to win a gift basket full of Remington Nature Center gift shop items, as well as a one-year membership for you and your family to the center.

St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

Also includes the Black Archives Museum, and the Glore Psychiatric Museum 3406 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, 816-232-8471
Museum Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm Admission: $3 Students ages 7-18, $4 Seniors, $5 Adults, Children 6 and under free. Closed Major Holidays; (Includes admission to St. Joseph Museum, the Black Archives Museum, and the Glore Psychiatric Museum.) 

Special Activities:

Exhibit: Homeland: Northeast Missouri and The Sac and Fox Journey Home
Date: 6/7/2013 to 9/3/2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday - Saturday and 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Students, Free for Museum Members

This traveling exhibit focuses on one Sac and Fox legend that explains their sacred relationship to all creation. The legend tells of twelve boys who journey into the unknown lands and strike a bargain with two spirits they meet on the road. On behalf of the Sac and Fox people and their survival, each boy sacrifices himself to be transformed into a sacred presence in the natural world. The exhibit features this story because it links modern Sac and Fox people with ancient but continuing beliefs. The Sac and Fox exhibit is part of a larger project undertaken by the Missouri Humanities Council to increase knowledge of Missouri’s Native American history.

"It is Very Plain: Missourians are Funny People" Program by Dr. Frank Nickell Date: 7/18/2013 to 7/18/2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

In this presentation about the character and nature of Missourians, Dr. Nickell asserts that making a living in Missouri was often difficult, and that life in the Show-Me State could be harsh. Missourians, he believes, responded to tough realities with a sense of humor and still do today. He believes that Missourians have always laughed a lot, often at themselves, and that laughter and humor enabled hardworking farmers, miners, and woodsmen to accept the backbreaking labor that confronted them on a daily basis. Drawing his title from President Harry Truman’s autobiography, Plain Speaking, Dr. Nickell uses stories from family histories, oral interviews, court records, and published histories to illustrate his point. The program will be held at the St. Joseph Museum, 3406 Frederick Avenue, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Please call 816-232-8471 for more information.

Robidoux Row Museum

Third and Poulin, St. Joseph, 816-232-5861
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm
Admission: Students $1 ages 6-18, Seniors $2.00, Adults $2.50, ages 5 and under free.

Wyeth Tootle Mansion

1100 Charles, St. Joseph, 816-232-8471
Museum Hours: Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm. Other by appointment. Admission: $2 Students ages 7-18, $4 Adults, Children 6 and under are free.

Limited Edition Trading Cards

Also, don't forget to collect our limited edition museum Trading Cards, available at the following participating locations: Agency Ford Museum, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Andrew County Museum, Mount Mora Cemetery, NWMO Genealogy Society, Pony Express Museum, Remington Nature Center, Robidoux Row Museum, St. Joseph Museum, & the St. Joseph Visitors Center.