Join KCPT and Meet Daniel Tiger at the Kansas City Zoo! Bring your camera for a photo with Daniel Tiger. We’ll be in the Penguin Plaza from 10:00 am – 2 pm on Saturday, August 19. Be sure to stop by KCPT’s table and learn more about Daniel Tiger’s shows on the new 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, KCPT 19.4. Hope to see you at the Zoo!
Join KCPT for a special screening of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s new documentary, The Vietnam War, followed by a discussion with local Vietnam veteran John Musgrave. Musgrave’s experience as a Marine in Vietnam and his changing feelings about the war are an integral part of the 18-hour series. In talking about Musgrave’s contributions to the film in a Vanity Fair article, Burns said, “I have this recurring thought that, if some evil genie took away all our interviews but one, the one we would keep would be John Musgrave, and we’d make a different film and call it, The Education of John Musgrave.”
After screening select clips featuring his story, Musgrave will take part in a discussion about his service, reactions to the war in Lawrence, Kansas, and the legacy of the Vietnam War. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at Eventbrite.
‘Be My Neighbor Day’ is a daylong celebration for families, supported by PNC Grow Up Great®, featuring tiger-tastic activities that focus on being a caring neighbor to people and wildlife! Join Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood for hands-on learning activities, performances by StoneLion Puppet Theatre and more. Bring a canned good or a sweater to share with someone in need.
Attendees will receive a passport encouraging them to participate in activities including making wildflower seed balls for neighbors, creating leaf rubbing cards to distribute through KC for Refugees, making kindness rocks with Kids for Vets, and puppet making as part of PNC Grow Up Great, as well as activities led by Initiative PB & J and Science City at Union Station.
The day’s schedule of activities includes the Discovery Center’s Nature Nuts Storytelling (9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.), music from Mr. Stinky Feet (10:30 a.m.), Let’s Read with Literacy KC (11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and a performance of the “The Little Red Hen’s Garden” by the Stone Lion Puppet Theatre (2 p.m.).
Tell us how many are in your group by RSVPing, and we’ll register you to win a PBS Kids Playtime Pad! You can also add on a prescheduled time for your group or family to meet Daniel Tiger (one per group)! No add-on tickets left? We will accommodate walk-ups to the best of our ability throughout the day!
RSVP at Eventbrite.
Supported by PNC Grow Up Great®