Special Events at Papa’s
At Papa’s, it’s more than just cats. We offer special events each month and throughout the year to make your experiences more memorable. All special events REQUIRE A RESERVATION in advance. You can register for these at our RESERVATION PAGE.
Free Coffee Fridays, all day Friday.
Buy walk-in cat time, get a free drip coffee or hot tea on the house!
Super Saturday! (60 minutes, $10) To attend this event, make a standard reservation on November 9th between 10AM - 7PM.
On this special day, our partners at BCAC will fill our cat play room with extra cats. We normally have 20 cats. But on Super Saturday we will have 40 CATS!!! Not only will this be an extra fun one-day-only event, but it will also help BCAC earn bonus credits at PetSmart for each adoption completed, which helps them raise the necessary funds to continue their important work.
Kitten Yoga Evenings (90 minutes, $20) Offered QUARTERLY on the 1st Thursday of month, 5:30-7:00. Date/time subject to change based on instructor availability.
Practice yoga in a room of 20 kittens! For this reservation, 60 minutes will be dedicated to yoga, and the last 30 minutes will offer additional time with the cats. Reservation includes a drink. Please bring the mat (we only have a few extra). Also consider other yoga necessities (like a block) you might need, and wear comfy clothes. This class requires a min. of 5 people to be offered. Next class: January 2nd
Wine & Whiskers (90 minutes, $20) Offered the 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-7:00.
Wine and cheese with cats! What could be better? Reservation includes 2 glasses of wine, a selection of cheeses, fruit and veggie tray, and assorted baked goods. We will also provide adult coloring of cats to help you really relax. Wine and cheese pairings rotate each month so you can come back for a new experience.
November's Event: November includes National Zinfandel Day, so we are celebrating with Zinfandel this month.
Sensory Friendly Hours (30-60 minutes, $5-$10) Offered 2nd Sunday of month between 1:00-4:00PM. OPEN TO WALK-IN VISITS OR RESERVATIONS.
Research shows that interaction with animals provides positive emotional therapeutic benefits. During our special sensory friendly hours, we will provide a calmer setting for people who prefer limited stimuli distractions to enjoy some good-old-fashioned cat therapy. To make a reservation for these sensory hours, just make a standard reservation on the day/time when these special hours are offered. 10% of proceeds go to MU's Thompson Center when you mention you are visiting for these special sensory hours.
Children’s Saturday Morning Cat Academy (90 minutes, $7 for all ages) Offered the 3rd Saturday of month from 10:00-11:30.
Our Cat Academy is just for KIDS! Best for kids 4-8 years. Includes a lesson, story, cat-themed craft, and a bonus 90 minutes of cuddle time with cats. Cost is $7 for ALL ages (beverage not included). Requires 1 adult for every 2 children, and parents must reserve a spot for themselves also (since you get kitty time, too!). Lesson, craft, and book rotate monthly. When making the reservation, click "ADD ANOTHER TIME" to add multiple people to your reservation.
November Cat Academy focus: We will learn about cat breeds from around the world.
Cats & Crafts (90 minutes, $10) Offered the 3rd Sunday of the month from 2:30-4:00. Some months might include fee increase depending on craft materials needed, but will be advertised.
Enjoy crafting with 20 cats! Craft will rotate monthly and be posted here. Reservation includes a drink, a craft with materials provided, and a bonus 90 minutes with the cats! Ages 13+
November Event: We will make a few different varieties of feather toys.
Poker, Paws, & Pints (90 minutes, $15) Offered third Thursday from 5:30-7:00... or until the game ends!
Offered the third Thursday of the month from 5:30 until the game ends. Join our FREE poker tournament for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate ($10 if low turnout). Must pay $15 cat room entrance fee just like other events. Includes 2 drinks ($3 value) and bonus cat time. 18+
Papa’s Book Club Night (90 minutes, $10) Offered the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of month from 5:30-7:00.
Join others in a common love of books and cats! This book club meets monthly. Book selection announced a month ahead to give you time to read. Then, we will meet in the cat playroom to discuss the book while petting feline friends. Reservation includes a drink, a shared tray of baked goods, and an extra 30 minutes to pet the cats.
November book club selection: Where the Crawdad's Sing by Delia Owens