SPARK Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning
Lifelong Learning

SPARK Your Passion for Learning!

Things to Do, Places to Go,
and People to See

History, art, music, behind-the-scenes tours of Kansas City iconic landmarks and more—SPARK Flossie Pack Center for Lifelong Learning was founded in 1993 to bring adults 50 and older classes and opportunities to explore interests in a wide range of topics.

As a member, you can enroll in and attend courses taught by experts, as well as visit places for expert led tours focused on their history, points of interest, etc.

SPARK is where Kansas City adults can explore all the things, places and people you always wanted to learn more about, but just didn’t have the time… until now.

Become a SPARK Member

Your Membership opens the door to classes, tours and clubs!

Learn for the Fun and
Enjoyment of it!

Some SPARK members are retired or semi-retired. Some are former professionals or experts in their fields. Some just finished putting their children through college. Others are finally making time to explore their interests and learn for the fun and enjoyment of it. All value life-long learning and making new connections.

  • Membership is $50 annually, renewable 12-months from purchase. Membership for one quarter (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) is $15.
  • Course tuition:
    • 1 Day Class – $10 – $15
    • 3 Week Class – $30
    • 4 to 6 Week Class – $40
  • Tours: $10-$25
  • On-demand courses: $25 per title available on YouTube (may be bundled for discount)
  • Membership opens the door to classes, tours and clubs.

Getting to Class

Location, Parking and More

SPARK is a nonprofit organization and affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Our official sponsor is UMKC’s External Relations and Constituent Relations Department.

Class Location:

  • Unless otherwise noted, all in-person classes are held at
    4825 Troost Avenue in room 112.
  • Most classes are hybrid: attend in person or on Zoom.
  • Miss a class? Catch up by viewing the recording.


University regulations require everyone parking on campus to have a parking pass, including handicapped spots. 

Hang tags can be purchased one for each day you will be in class and picked up in our office. 

Metered parking is available via the AMP Parking App. Cost is $1.25 per hour.

SPARK Your Curiosity
Explore Your Interests

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SPARK is for lifelong learners age 50+ who have a passion for learning and a desire to explore. Fascinating topics, expert presenters and other SPARK members who are just as curious as you are.

Add SPARK to Your Life

Never Stop Learning

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