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18th & Vine Museum Passport

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Museums at 18th & Vine

1616 East 18th Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

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The Museums at 18th & Vine are committed to a safe reopening process for visitors, staff, and volunteers.

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The American Jazz Museum (AJM) and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) are pleased to welcome you to 18th & Vine. As we continue the fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the museums are required to modify normal visitor procedures. Both museums are proud partners in the "KC Culture Cares" coalition for the safe reopening of cultural institutions. (To learn more about the museum partners and our pledge to community safety link to KC CULTURE CARES for details)


STEP 1: Reserve a visit time via the Museum Passport on Eventbrite. The Passport is Free. STEP 2: Purchase a ticket to one or both museums.

Avoid the lines and contact when buying admission in advanced online. You will, however, have an option to purchase at a ticket stand when you arrive (see ticket links below).

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR MUSEUM PASSPORT: The museum complex is mandated by Kansas City, MO Health Department to operate on restricted capacity and to register guests entering the building. Every two weeks, we will make available a limited number of reservation times where guests can register to tour the museums.

This is a FREE passport for BUILDING ENTRY ONLY. It is NOT A TICKET to either museum. You are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advanced, but there will be limited ticket sales inside when you arrive. ALL VISITORS (INCLUDING MUSEUM MEMBERS) MUST REGISTER AND RESERVE A TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is how you receive your Museum Passport:

1. You have already logged into Eventbrite to select the Museum Passport event for the Museums at 18th & Vine.

2. Now, make your reservation by selecting the available date and time you want to visit above. We need your first and last name, email address, mobile phone number, and the names of all guests that will accompany you (limit 8 guests per one reservation). All these entry fields are mandatory. You will be asked a series of health/safety questions before you can complete your reservation.

3. Bring your reservation via mobile device or print out the Museum Passport to present for contact-less scanning/verification at the Welcome Desk inside the building.

4. Present your advanced ticket at the designated museum or purchase a ticket in line when you arrive.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ONLY tickets can be purchased in advanced here: NLBM ADMISSION TICKETS.

American Jazz Museum tickets or Museum “Combo” tickets (BOTH MUSEUMS) Discounted tickets can be purchased in advanced here: AJM and DISCOUNT COMBO TICKETS.

5. Enjoy your time at the museum! Once inside, there will be some additional changes and restrictions in place for your safety, but most of the exhibits will be accessible.

Please note that the museums are not accepting large group tours or conducting guided tours of the facility. Please contact either museum regarding policies governing business appointments.

Also take note of the full time of your reservation window. The museum will close briefly at the end of each window, allowing staff to sanitize the building. You can arrive anytime within your reservation window, but you must leave when that window closes. Please use your time wisely during your visit.

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Museums at 18th & Vine

1616 East 18th Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

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