The American Jazz Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world. With a permanent exhibit, a changing art gallery, and hundreds of concerts and events every year, the AJM is devoted to preserving and exhibiting the American art form of jazz music and culture.


Tue - Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 12 - 6 p.m., closed Mon.

Adult $10
Age 65+ $9
Age 5-12 $6
Under age 4 - free

Combination admission to both the American Jazz & Negro Leagues Baseball Museums:
Adult $15
Age 65+ $13
Age 5-12 $8
Under age 4 - free

Contact Information

1616 E 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-474-8463

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Site Info

Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, MO, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, Blue Room jazz club and Gem Theater. Since its inception in 1997, the Museum hosts thousands of students, scholars, musicians and fans of the arts for over 200 performances, education programs, special exhibitions, community events and more each year, providing an opportunity to learn about the legends, honor their legacy, or simply enjoy the sounds of modern day jazz.


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