Centennial Celebration THIS Weekend at Your HistoricUnion Station

Union Station‘s Weekend Open House is TWO days away! Don’t miss out on FREE, family fun activities! Highlights include:Saturday, November 1
– 100th Anniversary Ceremony
– Entertainment, Family Activities, History Lectures, History Films/Performances

– Centennial Swing Dance*
Sunday, November 2
– KC’s Largest Yoga Gathering
– 100th Anniversary Performance Showcase 
– KC Chiefs Game on the biggest screen in town, the Extreme Screen Theatre* All Weekend
– Amtrak Exhibit Train Tours
– Science City Special Pricing
– New 100-Year Historiy Exhibit and Mobile App

.. and much more! For a full schedule of events click here.

Be a part of history with us and celebrate this monumental occasion.

*Event is first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your free ticket now.

*Please note, Sunday, November 2 is Daylight Savings.
The clocks will go back one hour, and the Sunday schedule will follow this change.

Union Station‘s Open House Weekend – HISTORIC EXHIBIT DEBUT   Join us in reliving 100 years of fascinating UnionStation history presented in rich and interactive formats. Our new 5,000-square-foot permanent exhibition, Union Station Stories, captures the rich and diverse cultural history of the Stationthrough significant stories and beautiful artifacts.

The future meets the past, in a cutting-edge virtual history tour created by VML. Living History shares some of the most memorable stories of how UnionStation was built and the people who have passed through its halls during the past 100 years—all told using an augmented reality app.

For a preview of the app, please visit here.

Xtreme BUGS! is Buzzing!Xtreme BUGS! are getting rave reviews from kids and adults alike. These larger-than-life bugs are more than just cool objects to look at – everyone that walks through the doors, young or old, learns something new!

The exhibit features nearly 100 giant bugs set in their natural environment, including giant bugs brought to life with animatronics!

Experience the wonder yourself! And get up close to these massive, moving and buzzing insect and arthropod animatronic models. You can learn all about the fascinating science behind insect appearance, behavior and survival. Hands-on, digital discovery activities enhance the experience and encourage further exploration.


Science Pioneers: Meet the STEM Mentor

Science Pioneers is hosting an opportunity to meet area scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to learn about the connection between STEM subjects and every day life.On Saturday, November 8th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the UMKC Student Union, meet STEM mentors to get a head start on a Science & Engineering Fair project; view award winning student displays and visit with STEM mentors one-on-one.

There will also be workshops catered to the “how-to’s” of projects.

Register to attend at

Do the Centennial Swing Dance!In honor of 100 years, Union Station is throwing it back to the ‘Golden Age.’ Come celebrate theCentennial SWING DANCE with a live performance by the famed Dave Stephens Band and Lonnie McFadden on November 1 starting at 6:00 p.m. The FREE event will be held in UnionStation‘s Sprint Festival Plaza.

Schedule of activities include:
6:00pm: Swing Dance Lessons by Amy Catro, owner, Overland Park Ballroom & Social Club
6:30pm: Victor & Penny – Opening Act
7:00 pm: Dave Stephens and Lonnie McFadden take the stage
7:15 pm: Short dance performance by The Swingsters of Allegro Ballroom
8:30 pm: Costume contest (with prizes)

Reserve your ticket now!


Last Chance to Win FREE round-trip Amtrak Tickets

As part of Union Station‘s 2014 Centennial Celebrations, Amtrak and Union Station is offering a very special chance to win two complimentary round-trip coach tickets aboard Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner, which runs between Kansas City and St. Louis!The drawing ends on Friday, October 31st, so if you haven’t entered the daily drawing, please visithere to do so.

Time Warner Cable’s Science Saturdays in Science CityThis weekend’s Science Saturday activities are dedicated to Union Station‘s 100th Anniversary. With such a huge milestone, the City has special pricing and special Centennial Activities all weekend long!Saturday, November 1
11AM & 2PM Saturday Walk-up Workshop: Constructing Union Station
12PM Saturday Science Demonstration: Just like Clockwork
1PM Saturday Science Lab:
 Dissecting a Shark
2PM Saturday Spark!Lab: Grab Bag Inventing
3PM Saturday Maker Activity: Make a Centennial ToySunday, November 2
12PM Grab Bag Inventing
1PM Make a Centennial Toy
2PM Volts & Jolts Science Stage Show
3PM Nerdy Derby
4PM Just Like Clockwork

FREE with Science City Admission.


Catch the Station in the NewsKSHB’s Joel Nichols Explores ‘Secret Rooms’ ofUnion StationKSHB’s Joel Nichols wants to give you a tour of all the secret, unique, off-limit spaces of Union Station. Nichols went above the Grand Hall, explored the hidden rooms and tunnels, and even made a trip up to the roof!Check out his tour of the Station here.The Kansas City Star’s Brian Davidson’s “As it turns 100…”

Union Station today has iconic status for many proud Kansas Citians. As the years have rolled by since 1914, the station has played an important role in shaping the future of the city. Remarkably, it still does.”

To read the entire editorial, please visit here.


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