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.
Every 60 minute walk-in visit gets a free drip coffee or hot tea!
Make an online reservation, get a free $4 specialty drink!
Kitten Yoga Evenings (90 minutes, $20) Offered QUARTERLY on the 1st Thursday of given month, 5:30-7:00.
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: Thursday, April 2nd
Valentine's Date Night (2hours minutes, $30)
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.
February's Event: We're celebrating Valentine's with a French affair!
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.
February Event: We will learn about nutrition and showing love for our cats through food.
Cats & Crafts (90 minutes, $10) Offered the 4th 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+
January Event: We will make DIY puzzles for cats!
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.
Upcoming Book Club Meetings & Selections:
February 26th: Becoming by Michelle Obama
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.
Our staff and managers have been trained and certified, so Papa's Cat Cafe has been dubbed an autism-friendly business! Check out the Thompson Center's website for more details.