Creating a Classroom for Agriculture
Corporate and community volunteers metro-wide will have fun in the fields and help combat food insecurity this July at the 2022 Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon and Sweet Corn Festival. Over the course of two weeks in mid-July, competing teams will have a three-hour window to harvest as much sweet corn as possible. The competition will culminate in a Sweet Corn Festival on July 30 at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame. Learn more about entering a team for the harvest fun and the Sweet Corn Festival here.
Children’s Summer Program Series
“Bee” A Scientist summer adventure. Explore how different scientists discover and learn about our natural world. Water is our first one on Thursday, June 16 at 10:00 AM (new time!). Wonderful Wildlife will be on July 14 and Fabulous Forests will be on August 12. Free to attend but registration is required. Get all the details here.
We host several fun, family-friendly events throughout the year. Check them out here, and come back often as we add more events. Our 2022 season opened on April 23 with our hugely popular Barnyard Babies Family Festival.
Education is at the forefront of our purpose and is interwoven in everything we do. Whether exploring the museum exhibits and living history displays on your own or on a guided tour, you’ll gain a greater understanding of our agricultural past and future. Check out our free monthly programs for children. We also offer guided tours for school groups and adult groups.
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame
We were chartered by Congress in 1960 to serve as the national agriculture museum and memorial to farming leaders. Our mission is to provide education on the historical and present value of American agriculture and to honor leadership in agribusiness and academia. Come visit us!
Looking for a place for your wedding or to host a meeting or party? Our grounds are the perfect spot! Our facilities provide lots of options for wedding, meetings, corporate events, reunions, campouts or other special events. Rentals are available year ’round.
Hours: Museum buildings are open Thursday-Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM for self-guided tours. It’s best to allow at least two hours or more for your visit. If you would like a guided tour, or are traveling through Kansas City at any time and would like to stop by, or have a group of school children who would like a fun, educational field trip, please call to make arrangements. We love sharing the treasures at the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame! Call 913-721-1075.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5 per person.