Transportation to Museum


Chico Airport
The Chico Municipal Airport is a modern integrated air facility.  

Sacramento International Airport
 North Valley Shuttle Service
A reasonably priced Shuttle from Sacramento Airport to Chico and back.

Car Rental

Budget Rental Cars
2659 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973
(530) 895-8457

Enterprise Rentals
2267 Esplanade Suite C, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 899-1188

Suggested Accommodation

The hotels listed below have been reserved at a discounted rate. Please reserve your rooms before February 3, 2011, after that date hotel reservations will be accepted based on availability. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the Cultural Tourism Block in order to obtain the negotiated group rate.

  • Oxford Suites, Executive King Suite, Room Rate: $84
    2035 Business Lane
    Chico, California 95928

    Phone: 530.899.9090 
    Fax: 530.899.9476 (Attention Katie)
    Toll Free: 800.870.7848
  • Quality Inn, Single Queen or King Suite, Room Rate:  $69.99
    715 Main Street
    Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 343-7911
  • Hotel Diamond, Room Rate:  $149.00
    220 West 4th Street
    Chico, California 95928

    Toll Free: 866-993-3100 or call 530-893-3100
    Fax: 530-893-3103

Other Information   

The City of Chico


**For more information please call the museum at 530-898-5397 or contact us via email at

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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