Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

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The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology trains university students in becoming museum professionals. The museum's mission is to promote respect and appreciation for human diversity through our academic museum studies program within the Department of Anthropology.

Zero Waste Lobby Take Over

Zero Waste Lobby Take Over
April 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 11-3 p.m.

Drop in for the Zero Waste lobby take over at the Valene L. Smith Museum.

Zero Waste Graphic

Night at the Museum

Night at Museum Bird Brain Edition
May 3rd, 6-9 p.m.
$25 per child, $5 for siblings

Use your own mental muscle to solve puzzles, decode fossils and meet some cool living dinosaurs. Ticket price include pizza dinner.

Owl in Flight

Dad with son exploring museum. Look of amazement on kid's face

Donations & Membership

Every year, the Museum relies on the generosity of friends like you to support educational programs and exhibitions that stimulate, inspire, and build connections.

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