School Day at the K set for May 7

Royals & FOX 4 partner for largest educational field trip in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO  - The Kansas City Royals and FOX 4 WDAF-TV will host the 17th annual School Day at The K on Thursday, May 7 prior to the club's 1:10 p.m. game versus the Cleveland Indians. Now in its 17th year, School Day at The K is the largest educational field trip in Kansas City and the Guinness World Records' Largest Weather Show, which attracts approximately 20,000 students and educators each year. School Day at The K also fulfills Next Generation Science Standards for grades K-12.

Gates to the Kauffman Stadium will open at 8:30 a.m., where school bus parking is free. Chief Meteorologist Mike Thompson and the FOX 4 Weather Team will then lead an hour-long pregame program focused on science and weather beginning at 10 a.m. on the Kauffman Stadium field. Following the presentation, students and teachers will have an opportunity to meet FOX 4 personalities, participate in hands-on educational activities and watch the Royals take on the Indians. A schedule of activities for School Day at The K is listed below.

School Day at The K Schedule - Thursday, May 7:

  • 8:30 a.m.                     Kauffman Stadium gates open to all schools
  • 9:15-10 a.m.               Attendees find open seating in the lower bowl
  • 10-11 a.m.                  FOX 4 meteorology lesson (in the stadium)
  • 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Lunch break - Opportunity to meet FOX 4 Anchors, receive autographs and participate in hands-on activities in Lot J
  • 1:10 p.m.                     Game time vs. Cleveland Indians

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (816) 504-4040, option 4, or visit www.royals.com/schoolday