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Museum | Visiting & Directions


  • American University Museum
    Fax: 202-885-1140

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

    Admission Free
    Tue-Sun, 11:00-4:00
    Fully Accessible
    See Directions

Mailing Address
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

Hours & Accessibility

Admission is free
Regular hours: Tue–Sun, 11:00 to 4:00; closed on Mondays

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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.

Museum: 202-885-1300
Katzen Box Office: 202-885-2787


Public Transportation

Metrorail (Red Line) & AU Shuttle Bus

From the Tenleytown/AU Metrorail red line east exit (escalator or elevator), simply walk straight ahead 100 feet to the bus stops at the corner of Albemarle and 40th Streets.

All shuttle bus routes lead directly to the Katzen, and run every 10–15 minutes. The distance is a mile, about 5 minutes. Buses are clearly marked with AU logos.

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

PARK inside the Katzen Arts Center:
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Metered: 8:00–5:00 weekdays
Free: weekends/holidays & weekdays after 5:00

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AU Shuttle from Tenley/AU Metro
Metrorail: Tenleytown/AU Station
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Katzen Arts Center parking entrance

Katzen Arts Center parking entrance