May 23 – September 2, 2024

Tuesday-Sunday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fortopia, a playful outdoor exhibition comprised of awe-inspiring forts, invites explorers of all ages to uncover Powell Gardens. This vibrant addition to summer in Kansas City encourages outdoor discovery and taps into the nostalgia of childhood fort building.

After opening a public request for proposals, eight forts were selected for the exhibition. Designed to inspire outdoor play, Powell Gardens is excited for visitors to experience Fortopia’s wonder this summer. The fort designers include a team of preschool children, artists, landscape designers, architects, and more. Fortopia opens May 23 and runs through September 2, 2024.

2024 Forts

Visit the Gardens many times to experience the forts in a different light throughout the changing seasons! Nestled on the East Lawn, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Gardens in a new and playful way. What will you discover as you climb, run, and slide at Powell Gardens?

NEW IN 2024! More Ways to Play.

Designed with play and discovery in mind, this year’s exhibition includes new activations for the whole family to enjoy. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s botanical garden, soon!

Plan your visit to Powell Gardens today.

Once your tickets are purchased online, you will receive confirmation via email. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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