KC Auto Museum
15095 W 116th Street Olathe, KS 66062
Our future location sits on a hill just off 31st street, between Broadway Boulevard and Southwest Trafficway in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Our Museum will share the same skyline with the iconic Kansas City Scout statue and the historic BMA Tower.
Locating to downtown Kansas City will allow the Museum to better attract tourists visiting Kansas City. The central location will also make our facility more accessible to auto enthusiasts from all over the city. Our new location is within 2 miles of Union Station, the World War I Museum and Crown Center. We will be located within 3 miles of The Country Club Plaza, the Nelson Atkins Museum, and the Power and Light District.
We anticipate opening in 3-4 years.
We are currently working with architects to develop a conceptual design for the building. We will share this information publicly when we feel we can communicate all the appropriate information.
Kansas City based firm, Helix Architecture + Design are the architects for the project. The Scenic Route is providing exhibit design and fabrication services. They are based in Los Angeles and were the design/build team for the Petersen Automotive Museum renovation and have designed numerous other automotive museum exhibits.
We are currently testing a fundraising goal through a campaign feasibility study process.
Like any major capital campaign, we will be reaching out to potential donors and foundations with an interest in supporting a new attraction for Kansas City. We are currently in the feasibility study phase, during which we will determine a realistic fundraising goal and a strategy for raising the money. Once we complete the feasibility study, we will move into “active fundraising.”
This will be determined during the design phase of architectural planning. We do not have a definitive answer at this time.
The total count of vehicles will depend on the final design of the building and size of the vehicles.
We will have a variety of curated vehicle displays that will rotate regularly. Displays may highlight historical vehicles, exotics, classics, etc. We will maintain an area of the Museum that is for local car clubs.
Yes, we plan to expand educational programs. We will preserve many of our existing programs like Junior Docent Program and programs for the Scouts of America. We will also have interactive opportunities throughout the Museum.
Yes! And many other events!
Absolutely! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Yes, the new Museum will feature an event space with a spectacular view of downtown Kansas City surrounded by automobiles!
The Museum will continue to assume the operational role. As with all museums, support will come from donors, members, events and earned income.
You can visit the site anytime. However, you may not access the garage without a Museum staff member. The garage is not open to the public. To schedule a tour email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, the Museum has a collections policy that is utilized for all physical donations.
Yes. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to discuss donating to the campaign, contact Jan Huckleberry, Fundraising Coordinator at email@example.com or 913-322-4227 ext 118.