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Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibitions and films, visual arts exhibitions in the Art Gallery and Photography Gallery, the Blue Room Jazz Club, and the Gem Theater performing arts center. Public programming for all ages and youth education enliven the history and music at the center of the American Jazz Museum, entertaining and enriching jazz audiences while nurturing the next generation of jazz musicians. 



1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

The museum is easily accessible by car and bus. Street parking is readily available or visitors may choose lot parking on the Southwest corner of 18th & Vine.

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Museum Admission

Admission to American Jazz Museum

Adults $10
Seniors (65+) $9
Children (5-12) $6
4-and-under Free

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Combination Admission

AJM and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Adults $15
Seniors (65+) $13
Children (5-12) $8
4-and-under Free

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Members enjoy free admission, discounts at the Swing Shop, and more!

Museum Hours

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

                      *Closed from 1 pm - 2pm

Blue Room Hours

The Blue Room is temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Gem Theater Hours

The Gem Theater opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Group Tours (25 visitors or more)

A guided or unguided group tour is an excellent opportunity for schools, camps, service organizations, travel groups, and large families to receive an introduction to jazz! 

Guided or unguided groups receive special reduced admission fees:

  • $9 Adult 
  • $8 Senior
  • $4 Child

Guided tours must be reserved in advance. Led by experienced museum staff, our guided tours provide a unique experience that enhances your group's understanding and appreciation of the American Jazz Museum. Guided tours are available year-round. To make a reservation for guided tours, fees may be paid in advance to secure the date and time of your choice. Methods of payment accepted are Purchase Order, online payment (credit card), or check by mail. Please contact us to make a reservation and for payment details.

If your group would rather explore the American Jazz Museum on your own, we offer unguided tours year-round. The unguided tour takes about 45 minutes to complete



The American Jazz Museum is closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Find Out More »