Real Pirates at Union Station Real Pirates at Union Station

Save some serious booty with these awesome group rates!

  • Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
  • Group prices for children and school groups: $12/child
  • Group prices for adult groups: $15/adult
  • Please note groups receive one adult free for every five paid children with groups of at least 15 children
  • Add Science City to your Real Pirates visit for only $5!
  • Smaller groups of 15-30 people can order tickets online and receive the group discount

To learn more about scheduling group tours and group rates, call (816) 460-2020.

Smaller groups of 15-30 people can order tickets online and receive the group discount.

Real Pirates Field Trips

Educators, Treat your students to high adventure with a field trip to Real Pirates. Be ready for a rich and exciting experience that engages students from their very first step into the exhibit. The exhibit may be viewed from many different perspectives and thus lends itself naturally to interdisciplinary studies. Educators may want to decide on several focus points for your students, or you may prefer to let them range widely and absorb the concepts more broadly.

Some of the content areas you will discover embedded in the exhibit include: geography, history, social studies, science, technology, art, music, language arts, math and measurement. Students always get more out of a museum visit when they are prepared and know what to expect. This exhibition offers awesome, comprehensive educational guides that teachers can use for field trip resources when visiting the exhibit. Fun family activity guides will also be available for those touring the exhibition.

*Special programs and activities can be customized to accommodate curriculum requirements. Scavenger hunts are also available as an educational visit opportunity.

Download our Educator Guide for you and your students to enjoy as pre- and post-visit activities!

For more information about booking a group visit or field trip please contact Katlyn Niehaus at [email protected].

Host Your Own Private Pirate Party - Group Buyouts

During the evening hours, the Real Pirates exhibit is available for groups, companies and organizations to host your own private Pirate Party. Our traveling exhibits are here for only a limited time so why not give your guests a fun and unique experience they will never forget. We offer special buyout events for groups of 75, and up to 500 people. We will work with you to create a memorable event for all who attend. These events make for wonderful staff and customer appreciation nights, nonprofit fundraisers and parties for birthdays, anniversaries holidays and other special occasions.

Real Pirates Themed Birthday Parties

The Pirate Party - Led by the Mad Science Pirate

Take your child's party guests on a fun pirate adventure in the journey through the Real Pirates Exhibition, led by one of our Real Pirates. They will experience the pirate ship, the Whydah, that sank off of the coast of Cape Cod in 1717, and see over 200 artifacts brought up from the ship. As part of their adventure, the guests will enjoy a 30-minutePirate Treasure Science activity that involves the children in creating a make and take project. Your party includes 30 minutes of time in the party room for cake and presents.

$30/per child with a minimum of 10 children at the party

Price includes:

  • an exhibit ticket for each child
  • a 30-minute pirate party make and take activity and
  • 30 minutes of cake and present time in the party room
  • Special exhibition ticket prices for the parents attending available at an additional cost

These parties are booked through Mad Science. Phone: 913-888-8877, Email: [email protected]

The Scavenger Hunt Pirate Party - Led by the Mad Science Pirate

Want to offer an extra special pirate adventure? This birthday party package includes a journey through the Real Pirates exhibition, along with a 20-minute scavenger hunt as part of their exhibit experience, led by one of our Real Pirates. At the end, each child receives a pirate booty bag as their reward for going on the scavenger hunt. Your guests also will enjoy participating in a 30-minute Pirate Treasure make and take activity. Your party will have 30 minutes in the party room for cake a presents. A pirate table cloth and paper goods is included with this birthday party package.

$40/per child with a minimum of 10 children

Price includes:

  • an exhibit ticket for each child
  • the pirate make and take activity
  • the scavenger hunt with booty bags for each child
  • pirate table cloth and paper good, and
  • 30 minutes of cake and present time in the party room.
  • Special exhibition ticket prices for the parents attending available at an additional cost

These parties are booked through Mad Science. Phone: 913-888-8877, Email: [email protected]

Please note: cake, drinks and presents are not included in these birthday party packages.

Real Pirates Scavenger Hunts

Ahoy Mateys! Looking for a fun island adventure? Well look no farther. The Real Pirates Scavenger Hunt takes you back in time to the early 1700s on the coast of Cape Cod. As you and your team journey through the Wydah pirate ship you will experience over 200 artifacts brought up from this once sunken ship. Only one team of lads will be declared the winners to go on to claim the treasure. Do you have what it takes or will your team be walking the plank?

  • Time: 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
  • When: Tuesday-Friday
  • Group size: 10-100
  • Cost: $15/students $20/adults

Pirate Overnights

Not only will you experience the Real Pirates exhibit, you get to spend the night inside Science City! Pirate Overnights are a unique spin on our ever popular Science City Overnights with some added Pirate fun! Overnights are a great activity for all youth groups or special teambuilding activities. Groups of 50 or more enjoy a private camp-in to consist of free time inside Science City, a Planetarium show in our Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium and a tour of the Real Pirates exhibit. Special science demonstrations to coincide with the Real Pirates exhibit will be facilitated by our Science City educators. Spend the night and extend the educational mission of the trip!

  • Time: 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Dates: Pick your own date, Fridays and Saturdays only
  • Group Size: 50+
  • Cost: 50-99 $47/child, 100+ $42/child, $37/adults
  • Require one adult chaperone for every five children

Special Pre-Scheduled Pirates Overnights

This special option is similar to our normal Overnights except our staff has pre-scheduled one night each month to host a Real Pirates Overnights. Instead of requiring 50 or more individuals to book an Overnight you can reserve a spot for your group of 15 or more. Amongst the groups we must have at least 50 individuals for the Overnight to take place; so team up with your family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who might be interested and take advantage of this amazing event!

  • Time: 7 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • Dates: September 21, October 12, November 9, December 7
  • Group Size: 15+
  • Cost: 50-99 $47/child, 100+ $42/child, $37/adults
  • Require one adult chaperone for every five children

For more information about booking a group visit or field trip please contact Katlyn Niehaus at [email protected]