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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.
|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 - 4 pm|
*Special 4th of July hours: 10 am - 2 pm
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 »