World Explorations Lectures

A monthly lecture series designed to introduce you to local travelers and professors. Come hear about their journeys to faraway or nearby places, giving us insights into other cultures and human endeavors around the world. We now meet at the Chico Women's Club located at 592 E. Third Street in Chico from 4:00 -5:00 pm.

World Explorations - October 5th

Chikoko:  On the Nature of Creative Impulse

For ten years Chikoko has channeled a wide variety of passions and skills, including stilt walking, clowning, singing, fire dancing, sewing, painting, event planning, marketing and abstract performance into their fashion performances and events.  In a panel format members of the collective of women will explore the creative impulses that inspire them. 

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November 9th - A Special World Explorations from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

From Paris to Pakistan: Valene's Top 5 Travel Destinations

Dr. Valene L. Smith, anthropology professor emeritus, has lived by the motto, "life is  journey not a destination."  In a special World Explorations event and reception on November 9th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.. Valene will share with us her favorite places around the globe.  After a lifetime of exploring the four corners of the world, she reveals which 5 spots should be on everyone's bucket list.   Many of you know she has been to the Arctic and the Antarctic, the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos, to name a few.  But what you will be surprised to learn is none of these made the list. Ready to plan your next great escape? Join us for a fun filled evening with travel tips and stories.  Stay afterwards to enjoy autumn flavors and harvest delights, mingle with friends and talk with Valene. 

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

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Phone: 530-898-5397

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