Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

As the doors of the museum close to the public, and the last rays of sunlight fade, the museum’s night-time adventure begins. Night at the Museum is a rare opportunity for 35 children, ages 5-11, to spend time after hours surrounded by museum exhibits and hands-on projects. Under the expert care of the museum curator and CSU, Chico student counselors, children will delve into new topics related to museum exhibitions.  The  admission price includes a dinner of pizza, fruit, veggies, juice, and treats. Spots fill up early; it is suggested you register by the first week in April.

Night at Museum 2016- Create Your Own Masterpiece – Friday, May 6th from 6-9 pm at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

Click here to learn more about how to reserve a spot for this year's Night at the Museum!

Children work around a craft table while the supervisors assist.

Rami and Kim lead craft time in the museum at night experience.
little boy has on a knight's metal helmet.
Sir Bjorn lets kids try on his helmet as he explains what it takes to be a knight today!

Children wait in several different lines.

Relay on Chico State campus.

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum Hours

September 6-December 20, 2017


11 a.m.–3 p.m.

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, across from the main library entrance.

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Museum of Anthropology
CSU, Chico 95929-0400

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Phone: 530-898-5397

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