Hours, Directions, and Parking

Museum Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12-5pm

Closed on Mondays and Select Holidays (check our calendar for closings)

On one Friday evening each month from September-April, the Museum stays open until 9pm for Art After 5. Please check the Art After 5 page for more info and dates.

Oscar’s at the Museum Cafe

Tuesday-Friday, 11am-2pm
Select Sundays for Brunch (check our calendar for brunch dates)

Museum Library

The Research Library is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please email [email protected].

Holidays and Closings for 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Free parking is available in the Museum’s lot, located behind the Museum off Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking is available in nearby Boutwell Auditorium Parking Deck and metered street parking. The Museum cannot validate parking in areas other than our attached lot.

Maps and Directions



Ask your driver to follow in-app directions to the museum’s main entrance on Rev Abraham Woods Jr Blvd.

Public Transit

The museum is located 5 minute drive from the Birmingham Intermodal Terminal, which has service by Amtrak, Greyhound, and Megabus. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is  a 10 minute drive to the Museum.

Max Bus

Magic City Connector runs from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and stops at the Museum every 15 minutes.


Zyp BikeShare is has a station at Birmingham City Hall, one block from the Museum. Other nearby stations are Birmingham Public Library and Uptown.

Bike racks are available near the museum’s main entrance and in the Artwalk near the museum parking lot.

Please note: Construction on Interstate 20/59 may cause detours and delays downtown. Please check for up to date information.