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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts. Scholarly activities make art intellectually accessible through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

The Zimmerli is located at 71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Zimmerli is currently closed to the public, with all in-person programs and events suspended, until further notice. Please follow the university's dedicated COVID-19 info pages for status updates across all Rutgers campuses.

Tuesdays through Fridays: 10am to 4:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm
First Tuesdays of the month: 10am to 9pm

The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and in August.


The museum is closed January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, December 24, 25, and 31.


Admission is FREE to all.

Directions by public transit

The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit New Brunswick train station, midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Once you leave the station, just walk one block north on College Avenue to Hamilton Street. Then walk one block east to get to the museum.

  • New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between Penn Station in New York and Newark and Trenton, New Jersey. (For information, 1-973.275.5555).
  • SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. (For information, 215.580.7800).
  • Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however, connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principal Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York, and Trenton. (For information, 1.800.USA.RAIL).

Directions by car

New Jersey Turnpike North or South

  • Turn off at Exit 9. After toll booths bear to the right; follow signs for "Route 18 North - New Brunswick."
  • Follow directions for Route 18 North below.

Garden State Parkway South, coming from northern New Jersey

  • Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south to Exit 9.
  • Follow directions to campus from Route 18 North below.

Garden State Parkway North, coming from southern New Jersey

  • Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North.
  • After approximately 24 miles you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike and continue on Route 18 North.
  • Follow directions to campus from Route 18 North below.

Route 1 North or South

  • Turn off at exit marked "Route 18 North-New Brunswick"
  • Follow directions to campus from Route 18 North above.

Route 18 North                                                                   

Proceed north on Route 18 past exit for "Route 27" and take the exit marked "George Street - Rutgers University" (approximately 2.6 miles from Turnpike). Note: This is the second George Street exit.

  • Turn left onto George Street at the top of the exit ramp.
  • Zimmerli Art Museum is on the right at the corner of George and Hamilton streets at the first traffic light.

Route 287 North or South

  • Turn off at Exit 9 "River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park."
  • Proceed east on River Road toward Highland Park until you reach the fifth traffic light (approximately 3.4 miles) at the intersection of River Road and Route 18.
  • Turn right onto Route 18 South and cross the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge.
  • Stay in the right lane and take the first exit, which is marked "George Street - Rutgers University, New Brunswick."
  • Zimmerli Art Museum is at the corner of George and Hamilton streets.


Metered parking is available on adjacent streets; additional paid parking is available in the Gateway Center Parking Garage. Parking for the disabled is available in front of the museum.

There are several additional paid parking decks in New Brunswick not far from the museum. You can find more information about locations and pricing on the New Brunswick Parking Authority website.