Parking Information

NOTE: This summer, until Aug. 2, there is construction on Jayhawk Boulevard in front of the Kansas Memorial Union and the museum.  *We suggest you park in the KU Visitor Parking garage, reaching it via 12th and Oread (north entrance to Jayhawk Boulevard), or from Mississippi Street. If coming from 12th and Oread, the parking garage will be about one block down, on your right, across from the KU Alumni Center. Once you have parked, walk or take the elevator to the 4th floor of the Kansas Memorial Union, and exit through the Union's front doors on your far right - the south east doors. We're right next door. 

*MAY 25-27: The Kansas Memorial Union will be closed. If you park in the KU Visitors Parking Garage, please exit onto Jayhawk Boulevard from the garage, cross the street to Smith Hall, and continue south to 14th Street, where you will be able to cross Jayhawk Boulevard and reach the museum. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Learn more and view a map of the construction areas.

Drop Off Passengers
Want to drop off someone in front of the museum? Drive up 14th Street and head left to drop off passengers.

Buses
Buses visiting the museum will find access at 14th Street and can unload in front of Lippincott Hall, just left of the museum.

Accessibility
Use our 3rd floor accessible entrance on the north side of the museum. Once inside, the elevator will be on your left. Take the elevator up to the 4th floor, where you'll find visitor services.

Parking Garage
Parking in the garage is $1.75 for the first hour and $1.50 per hour thereafter. Patrons must prepay for parking, much like you would with a parking meter, by using one of the kiosks located in the parking garage stairwell. Failure to pre-pay for the length of time you will be parked in the garage will result in a ticket being issued. 

Using the KU Parking Garage:

  • Pull slowly into the garage from the north entrance to Jayhawk Boulevard, or via Mississippi Street and find a place to park.
  • Take a picture of your license plate, or write your plate information down, and proceed to the pay station within 15 minutes of entering the garage to pre-pay for parking.
  • Pay stations can be found in the southwest stair tower on levels 1, 4, and 5.
  • Payment can be made at pay stations with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card or with cash. Pay stations are unable to give change, so be sure to have exact change if paying cash.

Another option is to pre-pay for your parking time using the ParkMobile app. If you have the app, you can pay for parking by choosing Mississippi Street Parking Garage: Zone 3930.

A general campus map is available for download at KU Parking and Transit.