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MSU Museum

409 W. Circle Dr.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-2370
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The MSU Museum has three floors of exhibits devoted to natural and cultural history with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region. Halls of continuing exhibits are devoted to world cultures, dinosaurs, animal diversity and heritage. Special exhibits rotate quarterly. The museum store has a nice selection of books, jewelry, traditional arts and educational gifts for children. The museum also produces the Great Lakes Folk Festival in August. The MSU Museum is Michigan's first Smithsonian Institute affiliate.

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  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • MC, V, AE, DIS
  • Banquet/Meeting Facilities:
  • Free WiFi:
  • Directions: FROM NORTH: 127 South to Grand River Avenue/Saginaw St./M43/Michigan Avenue exit. Take exit and follow to Michigan Avenue (3rd street). Turn left (east) on Michigan Avenue. Take Michigan Avenue approximately 1 mile to Beal St. (an entrance to MSU just past the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Harrison Rd.). You will veer off to the right to get onto Beal St. Follow Beal St. around to Circle Dr. (it will be a one-way street). The museum is on the lefthand side (north) just past the Administration Bldg. (large white bldg.) and the Library, which are both on the righthand side (south). FROM EAST: 96 West to 127 North (Exit 106B). Take 127 North to Kalamazoo St./Michigan Avenue exit. Take exit and go to Michigan Avenue (2nd street). Turn right (east) on Michigan Avenue. Take Michigan Avenue approximately 1 mile to Beal St. (an entrance to MSU just past the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Harrrison Rd.). You will veer off to the right to get onto Beal St. Follow Beal St. around to Circle Dr. (it will be a one-way street). The museum is on the lefthand side (north) just past the Administration Bldg. (large white bldg.) and the Library, which are both on the righthand side (south). FROM SOUTH: 127 North to Kalamazoo St./Michigan Avenue exit. Take exit and go to Michigan Avenue (2nd street). Turn right (east) on Michigan Avenue. Take Michigan Avenue approximately 1 mile to Beal St. (an entrance to MSU just past the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Harrison Rd.). You will veer off to the right to get onto Beal St. Follow Beal St. around to Circle Dr. (it will be a one-way street). The museum is on the lefthand side (north) just past the Administration Bldg. (large white bldg.) and the Library, which are both on the righthand side (south). FROM WEST: 96 East to 496/Downtown Lansing (Exit 95). Take 496 East to Trowbridge Rd. (Exit 9). Take Trowbridge Rd. to Harrison Rd. Turn left (north) on Harrison Rd. Go approximately 1 mile to Michigan Avenue. Turn right (east) on Michigan Avenue. Take 1st immediate right (will veer off Michigan Avenue onto MSU campus - Beal St.). Follow Beal St. around to Circle Dr. (it will be a one-way street). The museum is on the lefthand side (north) just past the Administration Bldg. (large white bldg.) and the Library, which are both on the righthand side (south).
  • Hours of Operation: Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m. Closed holidays and home football game Saturdays in the fall.
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  • Admission Price: Admission: Free. Donations encouraged.
  • Accommodate Groups: