Curator Talk
Thursday, June 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Member Insider: Sacred Service

Delve in-depth with a curator into the rarely told, true stories of chaplains who armed warriors with inspiration and compassion through WWI at its most hellish. Members exclusive.
Special opening hours
Sunday, June 2 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Low-Sensory Sunday

Guests with sensory sensitivities are welcome to explore the Main Gallery in a calm, low-stimulating environment 90 minutes before public opening.
Concert and fireworks
Sunday, May 26 - 5 p.m.

Celebration at the Station

Music Director Michael Stern leads the Kansas City Symphony performing iconic patriotic works, featuring a grand finale of stunning fireworks accompanied by the symphony.
Conversation and reception
Wednesday, May 29 | Reception 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m.

In Conversation: Dean Cross and Indigenous Art

Join in conversation with the Museum and Memorial’s inaugural Australian indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Worimi artist Dean Cross, in partnership with the Australian Government’s Consulate of Chicago.
New Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, May 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Member Preview: Sacred Service

Opening in time for Memorial Day, "Sacred Service" highlights chaplains of all faiths who answered the call of duty. Members, preview the exhibition before it opens to the public!
Annual Gala
Saturday, Sept. 28

Night at the Tower 2024

A departure from the traditional sit-down gala experience, Night at the Tower is a night like no other! Help support America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.
Main Gallery
Experience the Great War like you never have before in 3D virtual reality

Virtual Reality Experiences

Experience the Great War like you never have before in 3D virtual reality: A battle in a trench on the Western Front, and the forgotten story of the Choctaw Code Talkers.

Wylie Gallery

Sacred Service

Rabbis, pastors, monks, imams, priests and more served with the fighting nations of World War I; many as unprepared for the horrors of war as the soldiers they served, yet they strove to bring cour

Teacher Development
Monday, July 29-Thursday, Aug. 1 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Central Time

Teacher Seminar: American Indian History since 1900

Teachers, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute - featuring Dr. Donald L. Fixico and Museum and Memorial curator Natalie Lovgren - in exploring American Indian history since 1900.
Panel and film screening
Saturday, May 25 | 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

(POSTPONED) In Conversation: The Legacy Jump

On Veterans Day 2020, nine veterans skydived onto the Museum and Memorial grounds. Relive that event with an in-depth conversation between veteran panelists plus documentary film screening.
Crafts and Storytime
Saturday, May 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Children's Story Time: One Boy’s War

Young men were thrilled by news of war, imagining great adventures until battlefield realities intruded. Learn about “One Boy’s War” (by Lynn Huggins-Cooper) with storytime and a family-friendly craft.
Memorial Day
Friday-Monday, May 24-27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Trees of Remembrance

Commemorate the service and memory of a fallen soldier by adding their name to a poppy blossom, displayed on the branches of the Trees of Remembrance.