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Welcome to the Museum of Anthropology!

The MoA is Closed temporarily for our move back to campus. 

Visiting the museum will allow you to explore exhibits on Missouri archaeology, historic Missouri, North American ethnography, and the Grayson Archery Collection, as well as special exhibits. 

ATTENTION

We are currently CLOSED.

Face coverings are RECOMMENDED but no longer required to enter the museum for vaccinated individuals.

Guided tours are still unavailable for the foreseeable future.

Please visit our Museum Policies page for a complete list of policies during your MoA visit.

Please check back frequently for updates.

Hours

Museum of Anthropology Hours

Temporarily Closed.

Museum Shop Hours

Temporarily Closed.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday  8am - 4pm

How to Find Us

The museum is located at 1020 Lowry Mall, on the ground level of Ellis Library, Columbia, Missouri, with entrances facing Memorial Union/Hitt Street to the east and Lowry Mall to the north.  The Museum's two galleries are located directly across from the east entrance foyer. 

The Museum of Anthropology’s main office is located at the Museum Support Center on Rock Quarry Rd.

The museum shop is in shared space with a non-affiliated museum also located in the building.

Location of Museum of Anthropology

Parking

  • Visitor parking is located on the street or in parking structures on Hitt St and University Ave. 

  • There is a drop-off area in front of the east entrance on Hitt Street.  Accessible parking is marked.  

  • Buses may unload at the east entrance on Hitt Street.

Driving Directions

  • From St. Louis:  Take I-70 west to Columbia. Take Providence Road exit, turn left onto Providence Rd.  Follow Providence Rd. to Broadway, turn left.  Follow Broadway to Hitt Street, turn right.  The museum is located on Hitt St. in Ellis Library in the heart of campus.

  • From Kansas City:  Take I-70 east to Columbia. Take Providence Road exit, turn right onto Providence Rd.  Follow Providence Rd. to Broadway, turn left.  Follow Broadway to Hitt Street, turn right.  The museum is located on Hitt St. in Ellis Library in the heart of campus.

Autism Friendly Business

The Museum of Anthropology has a demonstrated commitment to welcoming individuals and families affected by autism. All staff have completed required training with the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders to become an Autism Friendly Business.

Resources for Visitors

ADA Social Narrative for MoA Visitors

Mizzou North Museums Reference List