Visitor Information


Admission to the museum is free, and donations are welcome.


Tours can be arranged for a groups of 5–35 people. We welcome groups of all ages, and tailor our presentation to your group's age and interest level. Please call 530-898-5397 to arrange a tour.


The Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico is fully accessible to people with disabilities. If you require special assistance, please call 24 hours in advance at 530-898-5397.


The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


First floor Meriam Library, CSU, Chico.

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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