Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and the principles of free expression and common decency.



Winter Hours: October 1 to March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: April 1 to September 30, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

CLOSED on Major Holidays (New Year’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas)

CLOSED on Wednesdays


  • KVML Members: FREE
  • Adults: $12
  • Active Military, Veterans, and Seniors: $11
  • Children (ages 5-17) & College Students with ID: $7
  • Preschool (ages 4 & under): FREE
  • Blue Monday Special – FREE for All on First Monday of Every Month!

PARKING: Free parking accessible from both the Indiana Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street entrances. Additional metered parking is available on Indiana Avenue.



Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library
543 Indiana Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

[email protected]
(317) 652-1954


Join the conversations on social media

Kurt Vonnegut shared his views and wit with so many. We’d like to engage with you too. Please lend your voice to our social media channels: Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.



Slaughterhouse-50 Art Exhibition by L.A. Artist Lance Miccio

Don’t miss our current Slaughterhouse-50 art exhibition, now through February 29, 2020. L.A. based artist Lance Miccio spent the last three years painstakingly working on fifty unique paintings based on the text from Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel Slaughterhouse-FiveFrom Billy Pilgrim to those crafty little Tralfamadorians to the beautiful Montana Wildhack, you don’t want to miss this exhibition! Lance also has posters and postcards of his work in our gift shop and online.

Become a member of the Karass!

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

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

Karass Membership

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 14 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, which turned 50 years old in 2019.

“Free Speech 50” Sponsors (It’s not too late to join this list!)

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library opened at 543 Indiana Avenue November 9, just in time for VonnegutFest! One of our permanent exhibitions focuses on Freedom of Expression. You are invited to become one of 50 donors (individuals or corporations) to contribute $500 to support the creation of phase one of this important educational exhibition. Donor names will be displayed at the exhibit and highlighted in future newsletters and select event programs. Thanks to those who have already donated:

  • Anonymous Gift in Honor of Brett Stoker
  • Theresa and Terrian Barnes
  • Sharon D. Battista
  • The Charles Bruce Foundation
  • Craig and Andrea Carmichael
  • Dr. David A. and Mrs. Mary F. Cory
  • Nicholas Croce
  • James Forest Day on behalf of Montana Wildhack
  • DePauw University Libraries
  • Juliet and Alan Duncanson
  • Valerie Elliott
  • Mary Lee Gambone
  • Matthew and Anne Gillingham
  • Gregory & Appel Insurance
  • Sarah Harrell and Kristin Cutler
  • Paige Christine Harrington
  • Heartland Hemp and Supply Co.
  • James Lucas Jones and Jennie Jones
  • David and Mimi Lepreau Jose
  • Victor R. Jose
  • Katz.Korin.Cunningham
  • Matthew Knoy
  • The Lafave Family
  • Marshal A. Miller
  • Frank Noge
  • John and Lisa Nolan
  • Brock Noseworthy
  • In Memory of Daniel W. Pfaff
  • Mark Remington
  • Patrick Rummel
  • Stephanie Salter and Gabriel Fenoglio
  • Bonnie Schall
  • Kimann and Mike Schultz
  • Sherwin Williams (Downtown Location)
  • Kurt Simerman
  • Candace and Neil Teixeira
  • Kevin Toner and Susan Toner

Join us! Call KVML CEO Julia Whitehead (317) 652-1954 to learn how you can help make history with your contribution. Click here for more info and a donation form. Thank you for your support!