Hours & Admission
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except Holiday Mondays and during summer hours)
(Memorial Day - Labor Day) – Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day and New Year's Day.
The Museum is also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on major holidays which fall on a Monday. In 2014, this includes January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 17 (Presidents Day), May 26 (Memorial Day), and September 1 (Labor Day).
The National World War I Museum 2-Day Pass includes access to all galleries, special exhibits and the Liberty Memorial Tower on two consecutive days. If purchased Sunday, and the Museum is closed Monday, the second day is Tuesday.
|Students (18+ with ID)||$12|
|Children under 6||FREE|
Discounts (with ID)
|Active Duty Military||50% off|
|Active Duty Family||$2 off|
|Military Career Retired (20+ years)||$2 off|
Current Special Admissions:
World War Wednesdays: All tickets are $7 every Wednesday. No coupon necessary. No other discounts apply.
March Madness: Present a ticket from the 2014 NAIA, MIAA or Big 12 basketball tournaments being held in Kansas City and receive a $2 discount. One discount per ticket. No other discounts apply.
The Museum accepts cash, travelers checks, company/organization checks and MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
The Museum is committed to making its collections, buildings, programs and services accessible to all audiences. All Museum galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Unfortunately, the Liberty Memorial Tower (built in 1926) is not accessible to wheelchairs. To reach the top of the Tower, one must ride an elevator and then climb 45 steps.
- The Museum has a limited number of wheelchairs available for free at ticketing on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance reservations are not allowed.
- Service animals are welcome in the Museum.
- Free parking (including handicapped parking spaces) is located on the south side of the complex.
- Acoustiguide Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind or visually impaired.
Research Center Hours
The research library and collections are available to the public for research use. The library is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collections are available for research use by appointment with the Museum Archivist at 816-888-8121 or the Senior Curator at 816-888-8120.