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Union Station invites Kansas City to live, online auction beginning May 5 for national #GivingTuesdayNow in conjunction with Global Day of Giving and Unity

May 1, 2020

Union Station Contact:
Michael Tritt |

Union Station invites Kansas City to live, online auction beginning May 5 for national #GivingTuesdayNow in conjunction with Global Day of Giving and Unity


KANSAS CITY, MO (May 1, 2020) – Union Station officials announced today an important and creative opportunity for Kansas Citians to support the historic monument through these unprecedented times. Specifically, the Station will host an online auction, beginning May 5, to coincide with the national #GivingTuesdayNow campaign.  

The auction includes unique Union Station experiences and taps into the groundswell of support already realized as all revenue from Union Station ticketed attractions abruptly stopped during the current stay-at-home ordinance. All auction proceeds will support Union Station’s mission, operations, volunteers and staff.

Auction packages allow you to invite your closest friends for exclusive, private access to Union Station's most popular attractions and destinations. A few examples include . . .

  • Private Night in Award-Winning Science City
  • ​Private Movie Night at the Regnier Extreme Screen Theater
  • Exclusive Rental Reservation for a Historic Union Station Venue
  • Private Showing at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium
  • Birthday Party in Science City
  • Kansas City Sports Celebrations Package

“Over the last 105 years, Union Station has stood strong and we will stand strong for the future,” Union Station president and CEO, George Guastello, said. “We are Kansas City’s landmark destination for culture, creativity, entertainment, learning and fun. And while we may be closed, we are open virtually and delivering tremendous online content, both live and packaged for easy anytime access.  We need your support during these challenging times as we support you and your family.”

During this critical time, Union Station is determined to continue developing ways to support our community through existing and new cultural and educational offerings.  As well, protecting and maintaining the historic monument is top priority so as to never see it fall into a state of neglect and disrepair again.  Kansas City’s historic home is iconic and symbolic in profound ways and looks forward to reopening its doors again just as soon as possible.

Those interested in joining Union Station’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit


About Union Station Kansas City 

Union Station Kansas City -- a 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- is a 105-year-old historical landmark and celebrated civic asset renovated and reopened to the public in 1999. Now 20 years later, Science City has earned the distinction of Kansas City’s “Favorite Attraction” and “Favorite Family-Friendly Attraction”, while Union Station as a whole is recognized as KC’s “Favorite Historic Attraction” and “Best of KC”. The organization -- dedicated to preserving its historic monument and its stories, inspiring lifelong learning and creating lasting memories for our community -- is home to Kansas City’s internationally-awarded Science City – Powered by Burns & McDonnell; the new Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium; the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre; the popular Model Railroad Experience; City Stage 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.


About GivingTuesday 

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. 

#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.