- Hours + Admission
- Detour App
- Dining and Shopping
- Family Tips
- Bags, Strollers & Carriers
Hours + Admission Admission is free every day
New Year’s Day
Seniors (55+): $16
Groups (10+): $14*
Students with ID: $10*
12 & under: Free
$10 | Free for members
Rockhill Road & 45th St
Free | Space is limited
*Students and group tickets are not available online. Please show student ID onsite.
Use the Detour app to hear new insights from curators, experts, and storytellers. The Nelson-Atkins is one of the first museums to adopt cutting-edge indoor positioning technology to enhance your gallery experience.
Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, the Detour app will help you make the most of your visit.
Dining and Shopping
Your destination for portable museum treasures from Shuttlecock mugs to exhibition catalogs.
Open Wed-Sun during museum hours.
Rozzelle Court Restaurant
A beautiful setting to enjoy self-service dining for lunch and sit-down service with live music on Friday evenings.
NEW! Quay Coffee
Now open 8 am-5 pm, Wed through Sun.
Family Tips Families are welcome!
Short and repetitive visits are more effective and exciting for children. It is more valuable to view and discuss a few art objects rather than trying to see all the art at once.
Try just 30 minutes to 2 hours at a time. The museum is free, so come often!
Be sure to mark your calendar for our next family-friendly festival!
Bags, Strollers & Carriers
Bags larger than a standard backpack need to be checked into coat check. Any backpack sizes or smaller can be worn on one shoulder.
Strollers are allowed in most spaces and collection galleries. Strollers may be prohibited in some exhibitions. Please consult museum staff or call 816-751-1278 if you have a question about a specific exhibition.
For the safety of all visitors and to protect the art, children may not be carried on the back or shoulders of an adult. Child carriers that attach to the front are allowed. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
Personal cameras and photography are allowed in the museum. Flash is allowed in the galleries but additional equipment such as tripods, monopods and the like are not permitted. Photography in exhibitions may be restricted. Please check with museum staff for clarification.
Professional photography is not allowed inside the museum including portrait and bridal photography. You may have professional photos taken on the grounds of the museum. Please check in at our Security entrance.
Commercial photoshoots may be arranged with our staff by calling 816-751-1278. Fees may be required based on the scope and if staff assistance is required.