Since opening its doors in 2005, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) continues to serve as a touchstone that connects communities to Arab American culture and experiences.

Located in Dearborn, Michigan, amid the largest concentration of Arab Americans in the United States, AANM presents original exhibitions, cutting-edge art, film screenings and performances in Michigan and in major cities across the U.S., and continually documents the history and experiences of Arab Americans.

AANM is one of just six Michigan-based Affiliates of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. AANM is a founding member of the Detroit-area arts collective CultureSource as well as the Immigration and Civil Rights Network of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility, and is a member of the National Performance Network. AANM is an institution of ACCESS, the largest Arab American community nonprofit in the nation, founded in 1971.

AANM is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Museum is open:

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday
12-6 p.m. Saturday
12-6 p.m. Sunday

Closed Monday-Wednesday, and on these holidays:

Eid al-Fitr (day and month varies)
Eid al-Adha (day and month varies)
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve and New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
4th of July



General Admission – $8

Seniors (age 59 and over), students and educators with ID – $4

Members, Museums for All, and children (age 5 and under) – Free

Credit and Cash both accepted.  

Advance ticket purchase required for tours and public programming events.

Please enter the Museum through the front door. Free, lighted parking is available in the large municipal parking lot behind the Museum. 

COVID-19 Protocols and Safety Measures

In partnership with NSF International, we prepared for our operations and to open again to the public. This was a thorough process that considered many variables including federal, state and city guidelines, close coordination with city government and cultural center institutions, as well as ongoing discussions with our staff and Museum peers. 


How to prepare for your visit
  • Masks are encouraged for all visitors and staff 
  • Food and beverages are not permitted onsite
  • If you are showing signs of illness, please reschedule your visit  
What to expect when you arrive 
  • Coat check is available and is self-service
  • Bathrooms and communal spaces will be cleaned throughout the day
  • Surfaces and elevators will be cleaned and wiped down regularly 
  • Hand sanitation stands will be placed throughout the galleries


The AANM Store is open in-person and online! Visit for more.

The AANM Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center (L&RC) is currently available by appointment only. For inquiries, please contact librarian “at”

Learn more about the L&RC


AANM offers many tour options for all ages and group types, including virtual options and robust educational tours for classrooms.

Learn more and book your tour


13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126

Phone: 313.429.2535

Fax: 313.582.1086

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