Crown Center District Announces Events for Homeschool Week

Elizabeth Mathews 816-753-6222 eschellhorn@inkincpr.com

Kansas City, Missouri (September 10, 2013) – The Crown Center District has united together to give homeschool families the opportunity to take advantage of special workshops and rates to all Crown Center area attractions. The Homeschool Week will take place September 16-20, 2013.

Each Crown Center District attraction has organized special programs that will aid in the homeschool curriculum and give the children hands-on participation. The Crown Center District attractions that will participate in Homeschool Week, as well as their programs and rates, include the following:

•The Coterie – Get one youth ticket free with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket to a performance of Red Badge of Variations. •Hallmark Visitors Center – Homeschool families will receive a Hallmark recordable artwork canvas art kit. •LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City – Homeschool families will receive a discounted rate of $7.50 (ages 3-12) or $8.50 (ages 12-18) per student and $10 per adult. Educational workshops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis daily. •Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Students can learn about the economy through interactive exhibits that explore banking and payments. Guests will receive a free bag of shredded currency. •National World War I Museum – Homeschool students will receive a discounted rate of $3 per ticket that includes a trip to the Liberty Memorial Tower and a complimentary guided tour of the museum beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day. •SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium – Homeschool families will receive a discounted rate of $7.50 (ages 3-12) or $8.50 (ages 12-18) per student and $10 per adult. Educational workshops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis daily. •Union Station-Kansas City – All homeschool groups will receive the discounted group rate to all Union Station-Science City attractions, including the Real Pirates Exhibit, Science City, Extreme Screen Theatre and the Gottlieb Planetarium. Free walk-up workshops are included with Science City admission and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. •Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and The Westin Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center – Special overnight packages are available at both hotels that include tickets to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, the National World War I Museum and special exhibits at Union Station.

“We are very excited to be hosting another Homeschool Week this year,” says Mendy Rose, marketing manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City and SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, as well as a member of the Crown Center District. “All of the Crown Center District attractions have planned excellent programs and rates for the homeschooling families.”

About the CROWN CENTER DISTRICT The Crown Center District was created in 2011 to bring together the attractions, theatres and activities in and around Crown Center with the joint goal of increased awareness and attendance. Crown Center District partners include The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, Hallmark Visitors Center, Kaleidoscope, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium, Union Station Kansas City and the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

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