The Nelson-Atkins is a comprehensive art museum with works of art dating from ancient to contemporary.


Wed 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs - Fri 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed Mon & Tue.

Admission is free, with the exception of special exhibits.

Contact Information

4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-751-1278

Location Type


Site Info

Group Tours
Research Library
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

We welcome and provide free admission to all, and deliver unparalleled opportunities to enjoy, appreciate and understand the finest visual arts and the varied cultures they represent—on our campus, online, and throughout Kansas City.

As an institution of national and international renown, we establish and adhere to the highest professional standards and practices in research, scholarship, presentation, interpretation and care of our collections.

We serve as a vital partner in the educational, social and cultural life of our community, using our collections and programs to build an environment where people can gather, share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind.

Every day, in all we do, the Nelson-Atkins is committed to nurturing excellence, inspiring creativity and building community through the power of art.

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