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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology

Covid-19 Emergency. Museum Closed Until Further Notice.

University museums and galleries including the Gateway Science Museum, The Turner Print Museum, University Art Gallery, and Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology will be closed to the public until further notice.

Please call 530-898-5397 or email us at for any questions.

Summer Camp Goes Virtual

Sign-ups begin Friday, June 5. Camp Starts on July 6! $10 a day.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the museum's exhibition, Unbroken Traditions , virtually. Find activities and online learning for families, K-12 learners and college students in the tour. Click the image below to begin your tour!

Unbroken Traditions exhibit virtual tour

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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