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 open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day, New Year's Day and May 30. 

Please note: Memory and Exhibit Halls close at 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer) and the last ride to the top of the Liberty Memorial Tower is at 4:15 p.m. (5:15 on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer).


Holiday Mondays

The Museum is also open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on major holidays which fall on a Monday. In 2015, this includes Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Feb. 16 (Presidents Day), May 25 (Memorial Day), and Sept. 7 (Labor Day).


The National World War I Museum and Memorial 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.

2-Day Pass

Adults $14
Seniors (65+) $12
Students (18+ with ID) $12
Youth (6–17) $8
Members FREE
Children under 6 FREE

Discounts (with ID)

Active Duty Military 50% off
Active Duty Family $2 off
Military Career Retired (20+ years) $2 off
Teachers $2 off
Area Convention Attendees (must present ID) $2 off

Current Special Admissions:     

World War Wednesdays: All tickets are $7 every Wednesday. No coupon necessary. No other discounts apply.

Kansas City T-Bones: Receive $2 off regular price admission with a 2015 Kansas City T-Bones game ticket. No other discounts apply.


The Museum accepts cash, travelers checks, company/organization checks and MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. The Museum also has an on-site ATM machine available. 



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.

Edward Jones Research Center Hours

The research library and collections are available to the public for research use. The library is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 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.