CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2

New 100 Year History Exhibit

All day: Free, permanent, culturally diverse history exhibit of Union Station by Eisterhold Associates with mobile app by VML for virtual tour of the Station. Mezzanine Levels 2 and 3 in Grand Hall

Amtrak Exhibit Train Tours

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lines form inside of Sprint Festival Plaza

Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre

  • 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Jets pre-game festivities and game broadcast. Free, but reserved seating will apply. Concessions and cash bar outside of theater.

Sprint Festival Plaza

  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. KC’s Biggest Yoga Gathering. Join Kate Lindholm and Lululemon Athletica for this special yoga class gathering. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sprint Festival Plaza Stage: 100th Anniversary Performance Showcase featuring youth performance troupes (SFP stage, Chamber Board Room, City Stage and Science City).
  • Noon - 4 p.m. Free family activities including face painting, balloon animals, and silhouettes. LEGOLand, SeaLife, photo booth, Science City, Science Pioneers, and other activity booths.
  • Noon - 4 p.m. Actors in period clothing tell chapters of the Union Station story.

Science City/Planetarium

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. FREE to public (up to capacity of 1,000 guests)
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Science City/Planetarium special pricing: Family four-pack for $19.14 or $6/person

Science City Centennial Family Day

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (on the half hour) Youth performers in Maze Park
  • Noon Grab Bag Inventing (Spark!Lab)
  • 12 p.m. Saturday Science Demo: Just Like Clockwork (Near Historic Clock)
  • 1 p.m. Make a Centennial Toy (Maker Studio)
  • 2 p.m. Volts & Jolts Science Stage Show (Maze Park)
  • 3 p.m. Nerdy Derby (Near Science on a Sphere)
  • 4 p.m. Just Like Clockwork (Science City Entrance by the Historic Clock)

H&R Block City Stage

  • 11 a.m. The Union Station Story - A One Woman Show
  • 12:30 p.m. "Trains Across America" by Theatre for Young America
  • 2 p.m.The Union Station Story - A One Woman Show

Bank of America Exhibit Gallery

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Xtreme BUGS (regular ticket rates apply)

Harvey's Restaurant

Open for brunch

Pierpont's Restaurant

Open for brunch

MORE INFORMATION

Centennial Celebration issue of On Track

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Open House Weekend Overview

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September 5 Highlights

 

“The Monument Comes Alive” is the breathtaking digital show created by Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures and BIC Media, that transformed Union Station into a 3D, mind-blowing masterpiece during the kickoff to the Celebration of the Century marking Union Station's Centennial on Sept. 5. We're excited to be able to share the original production video - uploaded in HD for your full screen viewing pleasure! You can also visit our Youtube page to see various videos we've re-shared capturing both the digital show and fireworks finale. 

What a Night! Recent Press Coverage

About Union Station
Kansas City’s Favorite Landmark
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On October 30, 2014, Union Station Kansas City will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. This majestic landmark opened and was dedicated on October 30, 1914. During its opening ceremony, Union Station was heralded as one of the most beautiful train stations in the country and that tradition continues today. Union Station is still considered one of the top 23 train stations in the country. read more

Union Station became the region's transportation hub for decades, serving as the gateway to the West for many people traveling through and moving to other parts of the country. It also was the station where the greatest number of soldiers traveled through on their way to or way home from World Wars I & II. Union Station has been Kansas City’s favorite landmark for decades. During the 1960s and 1970s when train traveled declined and the Station fell into disrepair, citizens from across the region came together to save and restore this historic monument. In 1996, a historic short-term bi-state tax, along with federal dollars and private donations, raised the funds to fully restore the station to its original beauty. Union Station re-opened on November 10, 1999.

Today, Union Station is a thriving civic center for Kansas City, featuring many special attractions and as the host site for big community events, festivals, business and education forums. It also is one of the favorite destinations for visitors and residents. Union Station will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary with a number of special events the weekend of October 30 – November 2, 2014. Details are still being finalized for these events, and will be announced soon. See the full history in the timeline.

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Union Station depends on the gracious and generous support of donors to keep the Station operating at its best. During this Centennial Year, we offer a special opportunity for individuals and families to become a Centennial Supporter. For a $100 fully tax-deductible donation, you will receive:

  • Commemorative Centennial Supporter Certificate and a historic image of Union Station suitable for framing
  • Recognition as a Centennial Supporter on Union Station’s 100th Anniversary website
  • Recognition in the Union Station On Track magazine 100th Anniversary commemorative edition
  • Invitations to Centennial Supporter Previews to the special 100th Anniversary history exhibits that will be featured in 2014
  • Invitation to attend a Union Station History tour, offered at various times throughout 2014
  • 100% Tax-Deductible Donation
Donate Online Now

Or if you prefer, send a check for $100 made out to Union Station Kansas City to:

Union Station Kansas City
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64108

Please note: Write "Centennial Supporter" in memo line of your check

List of Supporters

Centennial Celebration Sponsorship
Become a 100th Anniversary Partner with union station
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Union Station has a number of Centennial Celebration sponsorship available for organization to help support special Centennial events that will be hosted at Union Station during the fall of 2014.

See the full list of opportunities here.

We invite individuals and organizations to partner with Union Station in this special Centennial Celebration.

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Centennial Celebration Leadership
For more information on these sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Union Station Kansas City, Inc.
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 400
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-460-2000

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Centennial Hotel Special

The Westin has teamed up with Union Station to help celebrate 100 years of history with a $100 rate for Union Stations Centennial Celebration! Click below for more details and book your room now!

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PRESS INFO

Get event information and details about Union Station's 100 year anniversary in our special FLIPBOOK.

DOWNLOAD A COLLECTION of press-quality contemporary and historical photos (50.4mb zip file).

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Kansas City Celebrates at the Station - Fact Sheet

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