Live Programming
Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Hands-on History 2024

History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which guests of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.
Weekly chat
Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

Collections Spotlight

All through summer 2024, join Curatorial Affairs staff each week for an in-depth examination of an artifact and its incredible history from the Museum and Memorial’s collection.
Happy Hour
Thursday, June 20 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour

Join The Modernists for good company, conversation and even better cocktails. Open to members and non-members alike.
Free tour for children
Saturday, June 29 | 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children's Tour: The Little War

Take a special 30-minute guided tour of "The Little War," tailored for young audiences, exploring children’s experiences in WWI. Free with Featured Exhibition admission.
Wednesday, July 3 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Save a Life: Blood Drive

Doctors and scientists developed the technology to store blood for future transfusions during WWI. Like soldiers did 100 years ago, you can support those in need by donating blood.
U.S. Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4 | 3-10 p.m.

Stars and Stripes Picnic

The Stars and Stripes Picnic at the National WWI Museum and Memorial is Kansas City’s official Independence Day celebration! Bring your friends and family to grab a bite to eat, shop from local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy the largest fireworks display in the city.
Special opening hours
Sunday, July 7 | 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Museum and Memorial in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public opening.
Lecture
Sunday, July 7 - 2 p.m. Central Time

Eyes to the Sky: A Story of American Balloonacy

Fly along as novelist Charles Lutz recounts the story of 2nd Lt. Herbert Hudnut and the AEF Balloon Section’s “balloonatics” who provided valuable reconnaissance to soldiers on the ground.
Happy Hour and Curator Tour
Wednesday, July 10 - 5:30 p.m.

Chill with the Curator

Join the Modernists to chill with Dr. Christopher Warren, Chief Curator of the National WWI Museum and Memorial! Members exclusive.
Family-Friendly Activities
Saturday, July 13 - 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Story Time: Cher Ami

Learn all about Cher Ami, the WWI pigeon awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery in flying under fire, with a storybook reading, virtual guest appearance and family-friendly activities.
Summer Educator Institute
July 14-18, 2024

Literature and Legacy: WWI in the Classroom

The National WWI Museum and Memorial is excited to offer a Summer 2024 professional learning opportunity to assist teachers in integrating literature that brings to life the multifaceted narratives of the Great War in their classrooms.
Living History
Sunday, July 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Medical

The Living History Volunteers focus on medical practices during WWI. Get up close to real artifacts while learning how medicine changed in response to new diseases and injuries.
Film screening and conversation
Tuesday, July 16 | 6 p.m. screening, 7 p.m. conversation

War Movie: The American Battle in Cinema

Roll with us through the first episode of documentary series “War Movie” and the following conversation with director Steven Summers on how U.S. war films have shaped public perspectives on foreign policy, race, masculinity and more.
Exercise Session
Saturday, July 20 - 8:45 a.m.

Sip and Stretch

Stretch out (like WWI internee Joseph Pilates) and sip some cold-pressed juice, all in one free session.