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Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology

Visit Us - Admission is Free

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.

Front Entrance of Museum

Contact Info

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
at California State University, Chico

400 W. First St.
Chico, CA 95929–0400
Meriam Library, Room 180

How to Find Us

The museum is located in the Meriam Library complex, across from the main library entrance.


Beginning September 6th
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Schedule a Tour

map outlining how to find museum once on campus