Plan Your Visit

KVML champions the legacy of of Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals of free expression & common decency. Reserving tour times is recommended, but not required. Guided tours start at the top of every hour. Masks are required for all individuals.

Admissions
Members
FREE
Adults
$12.00
Seniors, Educators, & Military
$10.00
Students
$8.00
Museum Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday - Wednesday
Closed
Thursday - Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tours begin at the top of the hour from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The museum store and second floor balcony are open until 7 p.m.

Health & Safety

Your health and safety are our top priority. We have implemented policies and procedures to ensure a safe visit for you. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. We will gladly exchange your ticket for another day when you are feeling better.

Expectations

Procedures

Directions

Please Note: All visitors must enter through the main entrance on Indiana Avenue.

Free Admission Monday's

We offer free admission the first Monday of each month. KVML is a Blue Star Museum in collaboration with the National Endowments of the Arts, which means we offer free admission to active military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day until Labor Day

Tour Reservation

Please note: You can only pay for one tour when you reserve online. All other members of the group will pay on-site. 

Parking

The KVML parking lot directly encompasses the south side of the building and wraps around behind the building. All parking is free and open except for the parking spots north of the building (staff parking).

Visitor FAQ

Masks are required for all individuals.

Reserving tour times is recommended, but not required. Walk ins are allowed during our business hours.

The total amount of people who can be in one tour is 10-12. This includes adults and children.

The KVML is open from 10 AM to 7 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. On Sunday, the KVML is open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. Tours start at 10 AM with the last tour being at 5 PM. Admission for members and children are free. Admission for adults is $12 while admission for seniors (65+) is $11.

Yes! We encourage that you document your experience at the KMVL and share it with your friends and family. Make sure to tag us on any social media if you post about your touring experience. Our social media can be found in the footer of any page.

You can support us by becoming a member or by donating. Being a member provides special privileges to events and merchandise from the KVML. Donations allow us to continue the legacy of Kurt Vonnegut and his ideals.

To become a member, you can go to the 'Support' tab on the website navigation bar and find 'Become a Member'. Being a member provides special privileges to events and merchandise from the KVML. Once you become a member, you are more than just a visitor to the KMVL- you are apart of our family.

We would love for you to consider us for a special event. Our home has hosted private events such as wedding receptions, team-building activities, and much more. We would love to be included in the best memories of life. Inquire at: [email protected]

Membership

Once you become a member, you are more than just a visitor at the KVML. You’re part of the Karass.

Kathi Badertscher, PhD

Director of Graduate Programs at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Kathi Badertscher, PhD, is Director of Graduate Programs at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Dr. Badertscher teaches a variety of BA, MA, and doctoral courses, including Applying Ethics in Philanthropy and History of Philanthropy. She has participated in several Teaching Vonnegut workshops and is a member of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Dr. Badertscher has been a guest speaker on ethics in philanthropy, including at the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners – Indianapolis Council; Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter; and Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. In 2019 she received IUPUI Office for Women, Women’s Leadership Award for Newcomer Faculty. In 2019 and 2020 she received the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Graduate Teaching Award.
Dr. Badertscher’s publications include “Fundraising for Advocacy and Social Change,” co-authored with Shariq Siddiqui in Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 5th ed., 2022; “Insulin at 100: Indianapolis, Toronto, Woods Hole, and the ‘Insulin Road,’ co-authored with Christopher Rutty, Pharmacy in History (2020); and three articles in the Indiana Magazine of History: “A New Wishard Is on the Way,” “Evaline Holliday and the Work of Community Service,” and “Social Networks in Indianapolis during the Progressive Era.” Her chapters on social welfare history will appear in three upcoming edited volumes on the history of philanthropy, including “The Legacy of Edna Henry and Her Contributions to the IU School of Social Work,” Women at Indiana University: Views of the Past and the Future, edited by Andrea Walton, Indiana University Press, 2022 (forthcoming). Dr. Badertscher is also the Philanthropy and Nonprofits Consulting Editor for the forthcoming Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Elizabeth Van Allen, Indiana University Press, 2021. Dr. Badertscher is an active volunteer in the Indianapolis community. At present, she is a Coburn Place Safe Haven Board Member and a Children’s Bureau/Families First Brand and Marketing Advisor. Dr. Badertscher holds the MA in History from Indiana University and the MA and PhD in philanthropic studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Volunteer With KVML

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library Volunteer Application

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about this application’s content.