The Zimmerli is a teaching museum with diverse collections and dynamic programming which offer something for everyone.

With more than 60,000 works in its collection, the museum frequently updates the permanent galleries with works that spotlight an artist, period, or theme. Special exhibitions reflect the Zimmerli's commitment to interdisciplinary perspectives and range from provocative thematic shows to in-depth surveys of particular artists and movements. 

Educational activities and social opportunities enhance the visual experience for visitors of all ages. Performances and lectures provide deeper insight into the artist's world; while workshops and classes invite participants to become the artists.


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.

The Zimmerli's hours are:

Tuesdays through Fridays: 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm
First Tuesday of each month: 10am to 9pm

The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August. Major holidays include: January 1; July 4; Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday; and December 24, 25, and 31.


Zimmerli Art Museum Map
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 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.

Taking the Train

The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, 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.