Arabia Steamboat Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106| Map |
Built in 1853 on the banks of the Monongahela River in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, the Arabia was a powerful steamboat destined for a fatal trip down the Missouri River. In the year of 1856 this paddle steamer hit a walnut tree snag, which ripped the hull open and filled it with water. This was the end of the Arabia until 1988, when its remains were discovered. Today, the restored remains and other artifacts can be viewed at the Arabia Steamboat Museum. Not only a great place to learn about ship building, locomotion and history, but also an educational journey through Missouri, the Arabia Steamboat Museum is an interesting way to teach the kids about the days gone by.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The museum offers three different student tour options, including the Discovery Tour, the Elementary Interactive Tour and the Middle School Interactive Tour. The Discovery Tour is best for accommodating all ages, while the Elementary and Middle School tours are geared towards a specific age group.
Address: 400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106| Map
Phone: 816 471 1856
Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am- 5:30 pm; Sun 12 pm - 5pm. Closed New Years, Easter, July4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day More Info
Price: Adults(13-59): $14.50; Children(4-12): $5.50; (0-3): Free; Seniors(60+): $13.50 More Info