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Science education. Celebration of community. Preservation of history. These are the cornerstones of our mission. These are our passions. And as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Union Station counts on multiple revenue sources to deliver successfully and meaningfully on all three. Memberships constitute a significant piece of that total revenue. In return, we deliver an exceptional value to members in the form of world-class experiences, free and discounted admissions and other important benefits throughout the year. Today, nearly 8,000 Kansas City area families are Union Station members, with more joining every day. Your membership* is tax-deductible and, with it, you become part of our historic family of supporters helping ensure our place in the community for the next 100+ years. Thank you for your interest in Union Station, Science City and all of our attractions and events. Join today and start enjoying your member benefits immediately!

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Experience new world-class traveling exhibits hosted by Union Station each year. Guaranteed to inspire and excite everyone in the family!

Science City

Kansas City’s Science Center is THE place for inquisitive minds of all ages to experience the amazing world of science with 92,000 sqft of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and non-stop fun.


Discover the universe like never before in our 60 foot, clear 360-degree dome featuring twin 4K projection technology, booming surround sound, and new seating and lighting.


Experience the region’s biggest screen (five stories high and 80 feet wide)! Featuring 400 new state-of-the-art theatre chairs, 4-K digital projection and crystal clear sound, it’s the perfect venue to enjoy full-length first run and educational films.


Enjoy discounts on live theatre performances from Theatre for Young America, Kansas City Actors Theatre and other local theatre companies.


  • FREE & UNLIMITED visits to:
    •     Science City including its 15,000 sqft outdoor experience
    •     Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium**
    •     Model Train Exhibit
    •     KC Rail Experience
  • Special Member Events: Receive exclusive invitations and discounts to member-only events at Union Station and  Science City.
  • Holiday Benefits: Enjoy extra benefits during the holidays, including a reserved time to see Santa and the KC Southern Holiday Express train, free mini-train rides, and access to other free holiday events.
  • Members Express to Science City: Skip the ticket lines on busy days. Show your membership card at the entrance to Science City for instant admission.
  • Reserve tickets online


  • Be the first to know about new programs, exhibits and special opportunities thru Inside Track, our monthly members-only email blast.
  • Receive Union Station’s ON TRACK Magazine at your doorstep with all the latest news.


  • World-Class Traveling Exhibitions Discount: Receive up to a 50% discount on tickets to Union Station traveling exhibits.
  • Extreme Screen Movie Benefit: 80% discount on one 85oz popcorn per membership, per visit.
  • 10% Discount at Union Station Restaurants and Retail Stores:
    • Escape Room KC
    • Harvey’s
    • Parisi Coffee
    • Pierpont’s
    • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
    • The Kansas City Store
    • The Science City Store
  • 64% Discount to Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium shows year-round (after free passes have been used)
  • FREE General or Discounted Admission to 300+ Science Museums Worldwide (including museums in Kansas and Missouri) through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Program***
  • Discounted Rates on Science City Summer Camps for Family Memberships
  • 20% Discount on Science City Birthday Party Package
  • PLUS: Discounts to City Stage Theatre events and productions  and the annual Maker Faire Kansas City

*Union Station Kansas City, Inc. Membership account/card holders must be 18 year of age or older. Physical membership cards are limited to 2. Memberships are non-transferable and may be revoked.
**Total number of free admissions correspond to Membership level: A one-person Membership receives one free Planetarium admission per membership year. A four-person Membership receives four free admissions. Etc.
***Complete list of participating museums at

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Give The Gift of Membership

Give the gift of education, entertainment and discovery.  The gift of Membership to Union Station is guaranteed to please, with great savings to year-round attractions and special touring exhibitions.  Several Membership levels are available, depending on the size of your recipient family.  As always, admission to Science City is FREE to Members and that’s only the beginning of the total value!

Purchase your Gift Memberships at the Union Station Ticket Office – located on Level B of the Station – during normal office hours or online here.

Please note that memberships, including Gift Memberships, purchased online or over the phone after December 16th will be mailed after December 24th. Memberships purchased at the Box Office will have cards printed immediately.