American Jazz Museum

Kansas City, MO

Where are we going?

American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th St
Kansas City
MO 64108

816 474 8463

What is there to do?

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of a uniquely American art form through a number of interactive exhibits and films, galleries, theaters and more!

Kids and adults alike can immerse themselves in the history of the American Jazz scene, offering an inspirational and musical family days out in Kansas City!

The permanent exhibitions bring to life the great American form of jazz. Kids will love the interactive qualities as they enjoy the listening stations, touch screen initiatives and even custom mixing boards compliment the array of displays, graphics and even commissioned artworks!

Throughout the exhibitions at the American Jazz Museum, you'll find collections of photographs, sheet music, and posters all from the height of jazz's popularity that all help in telling the story of this amazing musical genre.

The American Jazz Museum is also home to a number of fascinating artifacts including Charlie Parker's Grafton saxaphone and a sequined gown worn by Ella Fitzgerald herself. 

The Blue Room is a new nightclub that has been built within the museum and plays homage to it's jazz heritage by offering live music four nights a week!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10 admission. $15 combo to both museums at 18th & Vine

Children: Ages 5 to 12: $6 admission. $8 combo to both museums at 18th & Vine

Discount: OAP $13

Free Under: 4 years.


Need a little extra help?

There is wheelchair and disabled access.


When can we go?

12pm - 6pm Sunday, 9am - 6pm Tuesday to Saturday

Closed Mondays, plus New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Offered free on First Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the atrium of the American Jazz Museum for children in the greater Kansas City area. The program introduces kids to the sounds and styles of jazz, America’s art form!

I’m Hungry!

There are plenty of places to grab food before or after your visit! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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