It’s never too early to start planning field trips for Black History Month in February 2024. Sometimes it’s hard for schools, organizations, or groups to find fun, informative, and engaging activities to celebrate this historic month, especially ones that are affordable and interactive. Fortunately, there are multiple opportunities in the Kansas City area that fits all of these needs and more.
African American Heritage Trail
If you’re looking for something to do outdoors that offers both natural beauty and history, then this trail is a perfect fit. Follow along with the virtual guide or create your own experience while visiting relevant historical sites across the city. Community driven, this would be a great outing for any group that wants to get outside for an educational and historical experience.
American Jazz Museum
During the mid 1900’s, Jazz music found a home in Kansas City, with the likes of Charlie Parker, Count Basie, and hundreds of others leaving their mark. Boasting many attractions such as interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater, this museum has something for everyone. With KC Jazz and black history being so intertwined, this is a great chance to learn about local legends and honor their legacy.
February is the perfect month to visit this museum that commemorates baseball’s history and how the Negro Leagues revolutionized the sport. Learn the stories of major ball players who contributed to the modern traits of the sport while visiting many of their fascinating and interactive exhibits. Throughout the month of February, the Kansas City Royals and Royals Charities are covering the cost of admission.