All admission includes sales tax.
$5 Seniors (65 and older)
$4 Non-Duke students with student ID
FREE ADMISSION FOR:
Nasher Museum members (Not a member? Join today.)
Children 15 and under
Duke students, faculty and staff with DukeCard or Duke Medicine ID
Duke alumni with alumni card or app
Active Duty Military and Veterans plus family
Everyone Thursday, all day 10 AM – 9 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM (General admission is free all day.)
Sunday – Noon to 5 PM
Monday – closed
CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS
New Year’s Day
4th of July
The Nasher Museum Cafe is closed from July 31 – August 11 for maintenance and repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.
FROM RALEIGH AND THE EAST
This route is via Interstate 40 West: Take exit 279B to N.C. State Route 147 North, Durham Freeway. Continue on Durham Freeway and take Exit 14, Swift Avenue. Turn LEFT onto Swift Avenue. Continue for about one quarter mile to Campus Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Campus Drive. One block after Oregon Street, turn LEFT into the museum parking lot.
FROM CHAPEL HILL AND THE SOUTH
This route is via Chapel Hill Boulevard, US. 15-501 North. In Durham, take U.S. 15-501 North, marked Duke University/Medical Center (Do not take 15-501 Business). Continue on 15-501 and take Exit 107, marked N.C. State Route 751/Duke University West Campus. Turn RIGHT onto N.C. 751, and continue for about one mile. At the third traffic light, Duke University Road, turn LEFT. Continue on Duke University Road for about 8/10th of a mile, cross Anderson Street and make a LEFT turn into the museum parking lot.
FROM VIRGINIA AND THE NORTH
This route is via Interstate 85 South: In Durham, take Exit 174A for US 15-501 South Bypass – Duke University/Chapel Hill. Continue on U.S. 15-501 and take Exit 107, marked N.C. State Route 751/Duke University West Campus. Turn LEFT onto N.C. 751 and continue for about 1 mile. At the fourth traffic light, Duke University Road, turn LEFT. Continue on Duke University Road for about 8/10th of a mile, cross Anderson Street and make a LEFT turn into the museum parking lot.
FROM CHARLOTTE, THE TRIAD AND THE WEST
This route is via Interstate 85 North: In Durham, take Exit 172, N.C. State Route 147, Durham Freeway. Continue on Durham Freeway and take Exit 14, Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Swift Avenue. Continue for about one quarter mile to Campus Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Campus Drive. One block after Oregon Street, turn LEFT into the museum parking lot.
For GPS navigation systems and on-line maps, use 650 Alexander Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. For accessible parking and passenger drop-off, use 700 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27705 and use the driveway at the front of the museum for access.
The museum’s 100-space public parking lot, east of the building, is accessible from either Campus Drive or Duke University Road. Parking at the museum is $2 per hour, payable at kiosks in the museum lot. The winding stepped path from the parking lot to the main entrance is about 100 yards.
In the event that the Nasher parking lot may be full there is overflow parking available on Anderson Street at the nearest parking lot – at Duke Gardens.
DIRECTIONS FROM CAMPUS DRIVE TO OVERFLOW PARKING: Take a left onto Campus Drive and a right onto Anderson Street at the first light, and the Duke Gardens overflow parking lot entrance is on the left-hand side of the street.
DIRECTIONS FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY ROAD TO OVERFLOW PARKING: From the main Nasher parking lot take a right onto Duke University Road and at the first light, take a right onto Anderson Street, after the light at Anderson and Campus Drive the Duke Gardens overflow parking lot entrance is on the left-hand side of the street.
Please see the map below to the Andserson Street Duke Gardens overflow lot. Download a PDF of this map and additional information.
Visitors may be dropped off at the 700 Anderson Street entrance, where three accessible parking spots are available. The museum’s lower parking lot has eight accessible parking spots. For assistance or more information please call 919-684-5135.
The Nasher Musuem welcomes guests with disabilities, some of our accommodations include:
- Wheel chair accessible parking and bathrooms.
- Wheelchairs are available at the information desk.
- Assistive listening devices are available upon request for museum auditorium lectures.
- Special tours can be arranged by calling the information desk at 919-684-5135.
- For other requests and any questions please contact the information desk at 919-684-5135.
- Golf cart shuttle from your car to the front entrance, see below.
- With prior notice, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter can be arranged for individuals or groups on a guided museum tour by calling the Manager of Public Education at 919-684-8816.
- A printed version of the audio tour script can be requested at the front desk.
- A large font version of the wall labels can be requested at the front desk.
- For certain exhibitions, a Spanish language version of the wall label can be requested at the front desk.
Need a lift?
The Nasher Museum is pleased to offer the Art Cart, a free golf cart shuttle for visitors who might need a little help from the parking lot to the front entrance. Available during regular daytime hours, weather permitting.
Please call 919-684-5135, Ext. 0, to request a ride on the Art Cart.
Non-flash, still photography of works of art in the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University’s Permanent Collection is permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner.
Photography is not permitted in Special Exhibition Galleries or with works labeled “No Photo.”
Flash photography, tripods selfie sticks (or similar equipment) are not permitted without prior written consent and supervision by museum staff.
The museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of works in the collection.
Visitors should speak with information desk staff or a museum guard when uncertain whether photography is permitted.
Blue Star Museum
All Active Duty Military Personnel and up to five family members, with military ID (Geneva Connection common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card)
The Nasher Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families during the summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.
Learn how you can become a Nasher Museum member and enjoy exclusive benefits including unlimited free admission and invitations to special receptions and tours by visiting the JOIN section.
The Nasher Museum is between Duke University’s East and West campuses, within walking distance from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Parking is most plentiful during weekday hours. Plan about two hours to peruse the exhibitions and visit the shop and café.
If you only have an hour …
There is always something new to see at the Nasher Museum, with five to seven exhibitions each year. Save 10 minutes for the Nasher Museum Store, which features books, posters and gifts related to art and exhibitions. The museum is free on Thursdays, 5-9 PM, except for special exhibitions.
If you can spend half a day …
Structure your visit around the Nasher Museum Café—for coffee, or lunch on weekdays, brunch on weekends and dinner on Thursday nights. The café menu changes seasonally and features fresh, local ingredients. The museum is free on Thursdays, 5-9 PM, a time to discover gallery talks, sketching in the galleries, films and other free programs. Explore the museum’s three large gallery spaces featuring a wide selection of art, with traveling exhibitions and frequently updated installations from the permanent collection. Walk behind the shop to find the Education Gallery, with installations relevant to Duke classes and curated by faculty with the museum’s academic program coordinator.
If you can plan your visit at least two weeks in advance …
Visit our website calendar for exhibition opening events and a lively schedule of programs, including free Family Days, performing arts events, lectures, films and social gatherings.
The Nasher Museum is pleased to partner with 21c Museum Hotel Durham on the occasion of the opening of the hotel in downtown Durham and also in celebration of Nasher10, the museum’s first decade. The Double-Feature is an overnight package that includes two tickets to the Nasher Museum, a $100 credit to the hotel’s Counting House restaurant and two T-shirts from the 21c Museum shop. More information.