The MSU Museum is one of the oldest museums in the Midwest. It houses nearly 1 million artifacts and specimens of cultural and natural history from around the globe.
Created in 1857, the MSU Museum has stood the test of time. The Museum became a Smithsonian affiliate in 2001. It also serves as a major state repository for the Department of Natural Resources (biological collections) and the Bureau of History (archaeological collections).
In addition, museum curators, researchers and public programmers work closely with the College of Education, the College of Veterinary Medicine and other colleges on campus for teaching and research purposes.
According to the MSU Museum’s website, their mission is to be “committed to understanding, interpreting, and respecting natural and cultural diversity. As Michigan’s land-grant university museum, this commitment to society is met through education, exhibitions, research, and the building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes, and the world beyond.”
Admission to the MSU Museum is free. It is located at 409 W. Circle Drive and their current hours can be accessed on their website.
The access to the historical, cultural and scientific wonders of the MSU Museum is not only appreciated by the MSU community, but by the East Lansing community as well.
Thank you, MSU Museum!
Take a glimpse inside the MSU Museum in the video below!