Due to Exceptional Demand – Additional 6,900 Tickets Just Added for July 23 – September 6
Kansas City, MO – July 21, 2021 – Today, Union Station Officials announced another historic record relating to their award-winning touring exhibition offerings. In this case — and at the current pace of sales — over 150,000 tickets to the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition will be sold by this Saturday . . . only five weeks into the planned twenty-seven-week run.
“When we started planning this exhibition nearly six years ago, we knew it would draw guests from the entire region and possibly from across the United States,” George Guastello, Union Station president and CEO, said. “The wildcard of the current climate, however, threw in some big unknowns. But guest sentiment and interaction with the exhibition has been record-breaking. And that has prompted us to open additional tickets for the remaining summertime weeks. And with record tickets sold – nearly 150,000 so far – the sooner reservations are made, the better.”
More specifically — and in response to this record interest — Station officials announced the release and immediate availability of an additional 6,900 tickets to the Auschwitz Exhibition starting this Friday, July 23rd thru Labor Day, Sept. 6th. These tickets are available ONLY as new ticket purchases.
“With extra effort from all those required to operate and safeguard this historic exhibition, we’re pleased to expand daily capacity by opening one hour earlier each day, thru Labor Day,” Jerry Baber, Union Station executive vice president and COO, said. “This will allow us to accommodate as many as 150 additional daily guests for the new 9:00 am timeslot. Those tickets are now available online and are expected to be claimed very quickly. All guests are encouraged to review our strict security protocols prior to their visit.”
Guest sentiment has also set new records for Union Station. Visitors from 48 states have completed post-visit surveys and given their experience a near-perfect rating. 97% said they would recommend the exhibition to a friend or colleague, 96% said they learned new and important information regarding the Holocaust, and 92% surveyed strongly believe Holocaust education – as presented in this exhibition — is vitally important to their community.
Musealia, the Spain-based exhibition producers of the exhibition, also expressed delight in the record embrace and pace for the Auschwitz exhibition.
“The embrace of the Auschwitz exhibition by the Kansas City community and beyond continues to amaze us,” Luis Ferreiro, Exhibition Director and Musealia CEO, said. “The pace of ticket sales is beyond what we experienced in both Madrid and New York, and that’s truly remarkable and humbling. We hope everyone who would like to visit this important exhibition takes the opportunity now to reserve tickets. All indicators are pointing to a sold-out scenario from beginning to end.”
With over 65% of total available exhibition tickets already sold, Union Station strongly encourages those interested to purchase and reserve tickets VERY soon. Weekday tickets are sold out through the end of August with the first available weekend tickets on October 31st. Holiday weekends are also nearly sold out.
As Fall quickly approaches, school and adult groups are encouraged to act quickly and reserve their tickets to ensure they don’t miss this groudbreaking exhibition. Group reservations can be completed by visiting here, or contacting [email protected] .
Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. runs at Union Station through January 30, 2022.
Union Station Members: $15 Adults: $23.50
Students (3-22): $17.50 Senior (55+): $19
July 23 – September 6:
Monday – Sunday: 9AM – 6PM with Last Ticket Sold at 4PM
September 7 – January 30, 2022:
Monday – Sunday: 10AM – 6PM with Last Ticket Sold at 4PM
Advance ticket purchases are necessary for admission. Walk-up tickets are not available. Tickets can be purchased online at unionstation.org
Complete details covering security, what to bring (and not), age appropriateness, student fieldtrip scholarships and FAQs are available online at unionstation.org. Visit unionstation.org for additional exhibition information and ticket access.
ABOUT Union Station Kansas City — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization — is a 107-year-old historical landmark and celebrated civic asset renovated and reopened to the public in 1999. Recently awarded “Favorite Attraction”, “Favorite Family-Friendly Attraction” and “Favorite Historic Attraction”, the organization — dedicated to science education, celebration of community and preservation of history — is home to Kansas City’s internationally-awarded Science City; the new Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium; the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre; the popular Model Train Gallery; City Stage Theatre featuring live theater, and a selection of unique shops and restaurants. Union Station is also home to prominent area civic organizations and businesses, and regularly hosts world-class traveling exhibitions. Awarded “Top Banquet Facilities in KC” by KC Business Journal, the facility annually hosts hundreds of community events and private celebrations of all sizes. Visit WWW.UNIONSTATION.ORG for details. Also, follow us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and YOUTUBE.
Musealia is a Spanish-based global producer of large-scale historical exhibitions that are presented at museums and education centers all over the world. Its vision is to create and manage exhibitions that are distinguished by a strong narrative character, historical rigor, emotional impact, and educational value.
ABOUT THE AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU STATE MUSEUM
Fulfilling the wish of survivors, on July 2, 1947, the Polish parliament created the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on the site of two preserved parts of the former German Nazi camp: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The Memorial today includes an Archive and a Collections department, and undertakes research, conservation, and publishing activities. It is, above all, an education center that teaches visitors about the history of Auschwitz and the Shoah. More than 2 million people visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in 2019.
Artifacts and images from dozens of institutions and private collections from around the world will be on view at Union Station. These sources include:
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oświęcim
Auschwitz Jewish Center, Oświęcim
Buchenwald Memorial, Weimar
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa
Christian Schad Museum, Aschaffenburg
Czartoryski Museum and Library, Kraków
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot
Hartheim Castle Education and Memorial Centre, Alkoven
Holocaust Center for Humanity, Seattle
House of the Wannsee Conference, Berlin
Imperial War Museum, London
Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich
Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw
Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens
Mauthausen Memorial, Mauthausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg
Memorial Centre Westerbork, Hooghalen (The Netherlands)
Montreal Holocaust Museum, Montreal
Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam
Slovak National Archives, Bratislava
Terezín Initiative Institute, Prague
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, London
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem