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Addressing COVID-19



Postpone your visit if you have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, if you have been sick within the past 10 days, have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have a chronic health condition that puts you at high risk.


We strongly encourage you to purchase a ticket to the Museum online before arriving at the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the Swing Shop, our museum gift store, if you are unable to do so before arriving. We will request for you to provide your name and your contact information in the event we need to notify you of any potential exposure. 

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  • Masks are strongly encouraged, but are not required. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one.

  • Museum facilities will be routinely sanitized.  

  • Cash transactions are accepted but discouraged. We prefer payment via credit card. Our shop is equipped with contactless payment options. 

  • There will be increased hand sanitizing stations throughout the Museum. 

  • Interactive exhibit components are still available with extra protective measures in place.  

  • Water fountains will be unavailable. 

  • We ask that guests follow CDC recommended handwashing practices and maintain physical distance between other visitors and museum staff. 

  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well. We will be here for you when you feel better!


We have created a FREE online education portal; in case you are not yet comfortable visiting us in person. Click HERE to experience AJM @ Home. 


All the safety guidelines above will be followed at American Jazz Museum events. Some events may require the wearing of masks. A mask requirement will be communicated in advance or via signage at the event entrance.


The Swing Shop will be open with increased precautions of plexiglass and increased sanitization. You can also explore the Swing Shop online which allows shipping of goods as well as an in-store pickup option.


For information on Event Rentals, please contact or call (816) 474-5284. Click HERE for more information on our event space.



Museum Regular Hours


Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm







Museum Holiday Hours


Easter Closed
Memorial Day Closed
Monday, July 5th Closed
Labor Day Closed
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Christmas Day Closed
New Year's Day Closed










As our staff continues to bring hybrid programming and our museum continues to be open with increased health precautions, we understand you still not feel comfortable coming to visit us. Go to to learn more about how you can help keep the museum's physical and virtual doors open to further our impact in music and education.