Museums in Chico, CA

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology


Meriam Library Complex, Room 180 on CSUC campus


Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11-3Free Admission, Guided ToursThe Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology offers exhibitions, lectures, children’s programs and K-12 outreach. In the spring of each year, Museum Studies students design and install an exhibition with a wide variety of anthropological themes. Past exhibits include: The Artic, Global Tourism, The Maidu, Human and Animal Relationships, and many more. The museum offers the World Exploration Lecture Series on the first Sunday of the month. The museum hosts numerous events celebrating community, culture, and education. Check the website for the most up-todate information about this exciting Chico landmark.

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