Participants in Experience the Cultures of the World
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Bilboquet, a ring and pin game

The Museum supports the University's dedication to public education by providing exhibits that convey the richness of Missouri's prehistory and the diversity of Native American cultures throughout the United States. Collections not on exhibit are also available for faculty and students to draw from to supplement their classroom experiences and for special projects.

Guided tours of museum exhibits and other public programs are available to area schools, community organizations, and other interested groups. Additionally, the Museum provides a variety of opportunities for students to gain experience in museum methods and practices, including museum courses offered through the Department of Anthropology.

Spring 2014 Children’s Classes!

Experience Cultures of the World children’s classes offered through the Museum of Anthropology include presentations on artifacts and cultures from a range of areas. Activities include music, games, craft projects, and traditional folktales from the regions. These programs take place on the MU campus in 106 Swallow Hall from 4-6pm. They are designed for children in the 1st-5th grades. A donation of $3 is suggested to cover the cost of supplies. Class sizes are limited to the first 15 registrants, so please call 882-3573 an email to to enroll your child. View flyer

Education Program: Experience Cultures of the World

This popular children's program includes presentations on artifacts and cultures from the designated areas as well as fun activities such as craft projects, traditional folktales, music and games. New programs will be announced when available. Latest program is Experience Cultures of the World.

Education Resources

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These brochures (in pdf) contain additional information about items on display in the Museum's exhibit hall and provide overviews of specific Native American tribes.

Map and directions to the Museum

For more visitor help, see the Mizzou Visitor Center.

Museum of Anthropology, Mizzou North, Suite 2002, 115 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65211-8350

The Museum is under construction at Mizzou North. Check back here for updates.

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