Family events in Kansas City Mother's Day weekend 2018
Kansas City Zoo

Honor Mom on Mother’s Day by planning a special day of fun for the family in Kansas City. The beauty of springtime can be enjoyed at a celebratory meal, or by taking a walk in the park, or by attending a special event. Take Mom out for a day of fun to enjoy family time in 2018.

Free Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at Kansas City Zoo
May 13 @ 9:30 a.m.
Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO 64132

Moms will receive complimentary admission to the Kansas City Zoo on Mother’s Day. Springtime is the season for new birth, so celebrate with Mom by observing the zoo’s doting moms as they interact with their babies. General admission is $13-$16.

Free Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at Powell Gardens
May 13 @ 9 a.m.
Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden, 1609 N.W. U.S. Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

Moms will be admitted for free at Powell Gardens. There will be free chair massages available for Mothers under the eaves of the Missouri Barn from 1-4 p.m.  The Annual Plant Sale will also be taking place, so this will be a great time to pick out and purchase a plant for Mom to enjoy at home.

Nelson-Atkins Museum Mother’s Day Brunch and Free Weekend Fun
Brunch: May 13
Free Weekend Fun: May 12-13
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64111

Treat Mom to a special brunch accompanied by violin music at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Make reservations in advance ($16-$39). The museum will also offer Free Weekend Fun. Featuring an afternoon of free activities for people of all ages,

Mother’s Day 5K
May 13 @ 7:30 a.m.
Corporate Woods, Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66207

KC Express will host the Mother’s Day 5K for people who want to run or walk the 3.1-mile course. This Mother’s Day event will celebrate health and fitness for the family. There will be a Kid’s Activity Tent and post-race festivities, including food, photos, door prizes, and more. The final day for registration will be May 12. The registration fee is $35.

Heartland Soccer Association’s Midwest Mother’s Day Classic
May 11-13
Scheels Overland Soccer Complex and Wyandotte Sporting Fields, Overland Park, KS 66213

The Heartland Soccer Association’s 2018 Midwest Mother’s Day Classic will be sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Shawnee. The family-friendly soccer tournament will be at Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Wyandotte Sporting Fields, where there are multiple playgrounds, a skate park, and tennis courts. Mothers will be honored on Mother’s Day (May 13) when each player will be able to present a flower to their mom.