Dive Into Your Favorite Children’s Book at The Rabbit hOle in Kansas City

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Dive Into Your Favorite Children’s Book at The Rabbit hOle in Kansas City

The Kansas City area is one of our favorite places to travel to. We love exploring the big city, multiple museums, and hands-on attractions, and now there is something new to explore! The Rabbit hOle is an immersive museum that people of all ages will love and enjoy founded by Pete Cowdin in 2015. When people ask me to describe this literature museum I compare it to an art gallery with interactive exhibits. We had the opportunity to visit the first week they were open to the public and my kids are still talking about it today. As we explored the radical literary wonderland, I loved hearing kids get excited when they recognized a book, while parents and grandparents would talk about their memories and connections with the storybook world. 

Let’s dive into all the details about The Rabbit hOle in Kansas City.

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Location of The Rabbit hOle 

The Rabbit hOle is located at 919 E 14th Ave, North Kansas City, MO. It is located in North Kansas City’s Iron District which is also home to colorful shipping containers that serve delicious food and have outdoor seating. Similar to food trucks! A great stop for lunch before or after your visit to The Rabbit hOle!  It was easy to find and get to from the interstate. 

The Rabbit hOle is truly a museum for any book lover. Young people will love the immersive exhibits and colors while adults will love walking down memory lane. 

Hours and Admission

Humans ages 2 years and older are $16 per person. They sell timed tickets, so if you are planning a visit make sure you purchase online before you go. Children 2 years and younger are free. They also offer memberships if you live in the area and plan to visit multiple times. We definitely would if we lived nearby! 

  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. 

**Please double-check hours and pricing before you go! We always try to keep things up to date, but changes do happen.

What can you expect?

I had no idea what to expect before we went, but I had heard a ton of buzz about this new museum experience and knew we needed to check it out. Pictures and videos do not do it justice! When you arrive, you will check in at the welcome desk. You then head down a “rabbit hole” which has steps, climbing features, and more for kids to play on. It is almost as if you are going through a time warp. As you walk through the tunnels, there are lights and you can hear Fox Rabbit working (hammering, etc.). The Rabbit hOle has elevators, rampways, and ADA exits and entrances which make it accessible for all. 

After you go through the tunnels you come out to where all the children’s books exhibits are. 

What children’s literature exhibits will I see?

There are THREE floors of things to see. When we made our visit the top level was not complete yet. I cannot wait to go back and explore more. You can view an entire list of books and the exhibits that go along with them here. Some include Strega Nona, My Father’s Dragon, Take a look at some of our favorites!

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd in the quiet dark of the great green room

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Curious George  

A Chair for My Mother 

I am a Bunny 

How long should I plan for our visit?

This depends on the family, but I would say 90 minutes to two hours. There is a lot to see and do! 

Lucky Rabbit Bookstore

After you have spent your time in this immersive experience you will want to make one last stop at the book store and purchase copies of the book you just experienced. The bookstore also offered a large reading area with a garage door that has tons of natural light. A great place for events, story times, author talks, local author events, and more for visitors of all ages. 

The Rabbit hOle also offers a Print Shop, Resource Library, Story Lab, Maker Space, and Discovery Gallery for original book art. 


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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