Museum Exhibitions and Events

Poster for The Local Table - Shows fruit and veg on table in front of mountain


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December 9, 2014-December 19, 2014 and January 6 - July 23, 2015

Our current exhibit explores the human journey from our African roots to modern humans through the eyes of physical more

leaping lemurs poster artwork


Explore a World of Ideas at Our World Explorations Lectures Series

globe with a key

All lectures are held at the Chico Women's Club from 4-5 pm and are free and open to the public.

March 8th - Learn about making local wines from Butte College Environmental Horticulture Coordinator Tip Wilmarth. 

April 26th - Noelle Ferdon and Dr. Jake Brimlow will discuss the North Valley Food Hub.

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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 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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