It is advisable to come on weekdays if possible to avoid crowding. On weekends, the exhibition will best be viewed in the morning or at midday.
The tour takes about 2-3 hours. Of course, you can stay longer in the exhibition if it is your desire. Just remember rooms closing time.
Individual visitors will be guided by a personal audio guide MP3 player. Audio guides are included in your admission, but a limited number is available. When you arrive at the entrance of the exhibition, an audio guide will be given to you. The guide will greatly enhance your experience.
Both the tour and audio guide have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts so every visitor can make the most of their visit to the Auschwitz exhibition and fully understand the facts it introduces. In fact, many of our visitors are secondary education students, who have in their history syllabus information on World War II.
Although the history of Auschwitz is challenging, we have developed this exhibition not only with profound respect for the victims, but also for our visitors. Care has been taken to ensure that there are no gratuitous depictions of violence. Every effort has been made to consider the emotional impact this story can have on our visitors, so that they can safely explore this history, seek to understand it better, and to make meaning for themselves. Union Station Kansas City does recommend this exhibition for ages 12+.
The Auschwitz exhibition will be in Kansas City until Mid-January, 2022.
In order to ensure your preferred date and time, pre-purchased tickets is highly recommended. For groups over 10, we do recommend you reach out to our Group Sales Coordinator at Groups@UnionStation.org. Individual tickets can be bought at the ticket office or on the website.
You can use your phone or camera to take pictures, but flash, tripods, selfie sticks or any other devices that can disturb the other visitors’ movements or vision are not allowed. If you do take photos, remember to make sure your photos respect the memory of the victims. Share your experience on social media with the exhibition hashtag #NotlongagoNotfarway.
If it is deemed necessary to the proper operation of the exhibition or the optimal preservation of the exhibits, taking pictures may be temporarily forbidden.
Union Station Kansas City’s exhibition space does allow for wheelchairs and motor scooters. If you have any special necessity, do not hesitate to contact us so we can help. Please note, strollers will not be allowed within the exhibition.
All the Auschwitz exhibition rooms are introduced by detailed descriptive texts. Also, all the displays and objects have individual captions and videos are subtitled.
No refunds are available, but you may reschedule your visit for another day.
Due to conservation reasons, the temperature (21 degrees) inside the exhibition is kept constant. On warm days layered clothing is suggested.