Visiting AU Museum

Museum and Store Hours

Regular hours for the museum and store: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00. Closed on Mondays and between exhibitions. Admission is free and fully accessible.

Please check the Museum homepage for opening status, current exhibitions, and events.

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

Public Transportation

Metrorail & AU Shuttle

From the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop on the Red Line, exit east to catch the free AU Shuttle, located just down from the metro exit, beside the Whole Foods parking garage on 40th Street. All shuttle buses stop at the Katzen Arts Center on Ward Circle and run every 10-15 minutes. Travel time between Tenleytown Metro and Katzen Arts Center is about 5 minutes (1 mile).

Driving & Parking

Metered parking is available in the garage under the Katzen Arts Center for $2 per hour, payable via kiosk on level P1 or by phone, 8:00-5:00 on weekdays (free on weekends, holidays, and weekdays after 5:00).

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

Please see also: AU Maps & Directions.

Museum Store

Offers a selection of books including the American University Museum's exhibition catalogs, arts and crafts, and a variety of merchandise, much of which is derived from the museum's collection and special exhibitions. All items are carefully chosen for their educational and aesthetic quality in keeping with the museum's mission of enhancing visitor appreciation of the visual arts, both locally and internationally.


Museum members enjoy 10% off of their purchases.

AU students, staff, and faculty get a 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise at the museum store at all times. Current AU ID is required at the time of purchase. Discount only applies to regularly priced merchandise.

Katzen Arts Center parking entrance.

Katzen Arts Center parking entrance at 4400 Massachusetts Ave.