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May 26 – October 16, 2022

A new exhibit, Fortopia, is opening at Powell Gardens May 26, 2022. This playful exhibition taps into childhood memories of outdoor discovery and fort building. Eight forts will be on display for children and adults to explore and play.

Photos courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Design a Fort

NOVEMBER, 2021. The RFP process for Fortopoia 2022 has closed. To inquire about future submissions, email exhibitions@powellgardens.org.

Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden seeks proposals from creative individuals, groups, firms and students to design forts as part of its recurring temporary outdoor exhibition, Fortopia. Forts should inspire an appreciation of our natural environment through their innovative and sustainable designs, materials and construction while evoking memories of childhoods spent escaping into nature to build structures and play with friends.


Important Fortopia Dates:

Stay tuned to learn more about Fortopia!