Kansas City, MO – Union Station Officials announced another historic record relating to Musealia’s Auschwitz Exhibition. In this case – and at the current pace of sales – over 150,000 tickets to the exhibition have been already sold only five weeks into the planned twenty-seven-week run: more than a 70 % of total available.
“When we started planning this exhibition nearly six years ago, we knew it would draw guests from the entire region and possibly from across the United States,” George Guastello, Union Station president and CEO, said. “The wildcard of the current climate, however, threw in some big unknowns. But guest sentiment and interaction with the exhibition has been record-breaking. And that has prompted us to open additional tickets for the remaining summertime weeks.”
More specifically — and in response to this record interest — Station officials announced the release and immediate availability of an additional 6,900 tickets to the Auschwitz Exhibition, expanding daily capacity by opening one hour earlier each day, thru Labor Day, until September 6.
“The embrace of the Auschwitz exhibition by the Kansas City community and beyond continues to amaze us,” Luis Ferreiro, Exhibition Director and Musealia CEO, said. “The pace of ticket sales is beyond what we experienced in both Madrid and New York, and that’s truly remarkable and humbling. We hope everyone who would like to visit this important exhibition takes the opportunity now to reserve tickets. All indicators are pointing to a sold-out scenario from beginning to end.”
Guest sentiment has also set new records for Union Station, according to Union Station. Visitors from 48 states have completed post-visit surveys and given their experience a near-perfect rating. 97% said they would recommend the exhibition to a friend or colleague, 96% said they learned new and important information regarding the Holocaust, and 92% surveyed strongly believe Holocaust education – as presented in this exhibition — is vitally important to their community.