The 104-year-old Union Station is a historical landmark and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This historic, celebrated civic asset was renovated and reopened to the public in 1999. Now, 20 years later, Science City Powered by Burns & McDonnell has earned the distinction of Kansas City’s “Favorite Attraction” and “Favorite Family-Friendly Attraction,” while Union Station as a whole is recognized as KC’s “Favorite Historic Attraction” and “Best of KC.”
The organization—dedicated to preserving its historic monument and its stories, inspiring lifelong learning and creating lasting memories for our community—is home to Kansas City’s internationally awarded Science City, the new Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre, the popular Model Railroad Experience, City Stage Theatre and a selection of unique shops and restaurants.
Union Station is also home to prominent local civic organizations and businesses, and it regularly hosts world-class traveling exhibitions.
Admission to the station is free. Tickets are required for Science City, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre and City Stage Theatre.
There’s no need to leave Union Station when you’re hungry for a bite to eat. Harvey’s at Union Station offers American food for breakfast and lunch, with prime seating on their open-air patio—the perfect spot to watch the hustle and bustle of Union Station pass by. Grab a cup of local coffee at Parisi Café, and pair it with a fresh-made grab-and-go snack. Or, opt for a more upscale option and make a reservation at Pierpont’s at Union Station, specializing in fresh seafood and steak.