Welcome to the Monkey House!

To champion the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of
free expression and common decency.

Current location:

The Emelie Building
340 N. Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact Us: (317) 423-0391

Hours of operations:

Mondays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: CLOSED
Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 12 – 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours:
New Years Eve 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
New Years Day: Closed
Fourth of July: Closed
Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed

Admission to the Museum:

$8 – Adults
$6 – Senior (65+)
$6 – Military (Active and Veteran)
$4 – Student (6-17 years)
Free – Member of Museum
Free – Child (4 and under)

The first Monday of each month is KVML’s Goodbye Blue Monday celebration with free admission to all.

Museum tours begin every hour on the hour.

Upcoming Events

Night of Vonnegut

The 10th annual Night of Vonnegut presented by Wabash College will be a celebration like never before. Dress in your best 1969 throwback attire as we are celebrating 50 years since the publishing of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five! Join us as Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, gives this year’s keynote address.

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My Friend Mickey poster final

My Friend Mickey Film Screening

Join us for this special screening of My Friend Mickey: Common Decency and the American Dream! It will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Mickey and Janie Maurer will answer questions from the audience following the film. Thank you to our friends at WFYI for making this special screening possible.

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At the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library we spend a lot of time celebrating—celebrating Vonnegut himself, writers, artists, veterans, books, continued learning and common decency.

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Donate to KVML and help us continue to bring Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals to the world.

Your support helps fund such programs as Banned Books Week, VonnegutFest, Teacher Workshops, School Outreach, and so much more. Please consider donating today.

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About Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut is a renowned author, who took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five.