Museum Exhibitions and Events

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What do CSI, Star Wars, Kung Fu Panda and Medival Madness have in common?  Find out this summer!  Click here to see museum summer camp 2016 schedule.  Click here for the Summer Camp Registration Form.

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Now Showing - Fired Earth: Beauty and Tradition in Asian Ceramics  January - July 2016

Poster for Fired Earth Exhibit

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Museum Receives Statewide Education Award

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Pictured above, Museum Curator, Adrienne Scott, accepting the Superindendent's Award.

California State University, Chico’s Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology has been selected for a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for its museum-in-the-classroom program at Hooker Oak Elementary School. The museum is among six statewide to be recognized. 

A Pledged Bequest

California State University, Chico has received a testamentary bequest from emeritus faculty member Dr. Valene L. Smith to benefit the University’s Anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology.


Museum News

Click here to view our Summer 2016 Museum Newsletter.

Click here to view our Fall 2015 Museum Newsletter.

Click here to view our Spring 2015 Museum Newsletter.

Click here to view our Fall 2014 Museum Newsletter.

Click here to view our Spring 2014 Museum Newsletter.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday 11-3

Monday-Thursday 11-3

Closed between exhibitions.  See exhibition schedule for specific dates.

Note: The Museum of Anthropology is completely wheelchair accessible.

Our Location

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, next to the Janet Turner Museum


Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

Contact Us
Phone: 530-898-5397

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