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Hours & Accessibility


Regular hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Closed on Mondays

The museum is closed between exhibitions. Please check our homepage for opening status.

Events: The museum opens 30 minutes prior to evening events.

Please contact the museum staff for more information:

Phone: 202-885-1300  


Admission is free.

To make a donation or become a member, please visit our Support Page.

ACCESSIBILITY: AU Museum and the Katzen Arts Center are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact museum staff or the Katzen Box Office for more information.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW: Prior to your visit, check out the Museum Homepage to see what's on view. With over 25 new shows per year and a variety of programming, the American University Museum always offers a unique experience.


Public Transportation

Metrorail (Red Line) & AU Shuttle Bus

From the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop on the red line, exit east to catch the free AU Shuttle, located 100 feet from the metro exit on 40th Street, in front of the Whole Foods parking garage.

The AU Shuttle bus is clearly marked with AU logos and runs every 10-15 minutes. All shuttle buses stop at the Katzen Arts Center on Ward Circle. The shuttle is free. Travel time between Tenleytown Metro and Katzen Arts Center is about 5 minutes (1 mile)

For more info:



  • N3, N4, N6, N8 pass the Katzen on Massachusetts Ave.
  • M4 and N2 pass the Katzen on Nebraska Ave. at Ward Circle

Please see Metrobus for more information.

Directions & Parking

LOCATION: The American University Museum is located on the campus of American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Museum is located inside the Katzen Arts Center on the first floor toward Ward Circle.

PARKING: Metered parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center for $2 per hour 8:00 am-5 pm on weekdays. Please note your license plate number and pay by kiosk on level P1 or by phone. Exact change and major credit cards accepted.

Please park in general parking spaces, not reserved or visitor parking.

Parking is free on weekends, holidays and weekdays after 5 pm

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Katzen Arts Center parking entrance

Katzen Arts Center parking entrance