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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.
Tuesdays through Fridays: 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm
First Wednesday of each 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, and December 25.
$5: 65 and over
Free: members, children under 18, and Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID.
Free: First Sunday of each month.
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 Turnpike North or South
Garden State Parkway South, coming from northern New Jersey
Garden State Parkway North, coming from southern New Jersey
Route 1 North or South
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.
Route 287 North or South
Free parking is available in Lot 1 across from the Zimmerli and next to Kirkpatrick Chapel (entrance to lot is located at the corner of George and Somerset Streets), and immediately behind the museum in Lot 16 on weekends. Metered parking, which is enforced until 8pm on weekdays, is available on adjacent streets. Parking for the disabled is available in front of the museum and in nearby Lots 8, 9, and 14.
There are also several 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.