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Visit The American Jazz Museum


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In accordance to guidelines from the Health Department and an abundance of caution, the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will be closed from Sunday, November 29th and reopen on Tuesday, December 8th. The health and safety of our staff and guests is paramount, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Museums at 18th & Vine safely. Thank you for your constant support during these difficult times.

We encourage you to explore our online exhibits, music playlists, and other resources through AJM @ Home, our free education portal at

Also, don’t forget our special virtual event on December 3rd celebrating musicians and the museum’s expanding vision. Please visit our website at 





We are open with increased health precautions to keep visitors and staff safe from the spread of COVID-19. Our list of policies and procedures includes a two-step admission process, which can be completed below. Visit to learn more about how we're keeping you, our staff, and other patrons safe.


Step 1: Get A Museum Passport

Step 2: Purchase Admission Ticket



Museum Regular Hours


Monday Closed
Tuesday 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday 11 am - 4 pm
*Friday 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm
*Saturday 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm







*Closed from 1 pm - 2 pm for cleaning


Museum Holiday Hours


Wed, Nov. 25 (Day before Thanksgiving) 11 am - 3 pm
Thurs, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) Closed
Thurs, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) 11 am - 3 pm
Fri, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) Closed
Thurs, Dec. 31 (New Year's Eve) 11 am - 3 pm
Fri, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day) Closed






The Blue Room Hours


Due to Kansas City's policies and procedures related to COVID-19, The Blue Room is temporarily closed. Follow The Blue Room Facebook page for the latest updates on upcoming performances and other jazz-related content.

Gem Theater Hours


The Gem Theater is strictly open for museum-related events and programs. For more information, visit the Gem Theater programs page on our website.



American Jazz Museum

1616 E 18 Street

Kansas City, MO 64108 USA

The museum is easily accessible by car and bus. Unless there are highly attended 18th & Vine District events, parking on the street is readily available. Visitors may also choose park in the lot behind the Museums at 18th & Vine.


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