The Museum is open to visitors observing University and State of Michigan COVID-19 precautions for the hours below:

Monday -Thursday 8am-5pm

Friday, 8am-11am and 2pm-5pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday, and University holidays

You may explore the links in the right column for more information. ​​​The Museum of Cultural and Natural History is located on the campus of Central Michigan University at:
103 Rowe Hall (view map)
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone:  (989) 774-3829
Fax:  (989) 774-2612


Metered spaces (quarters only) are available on Bellows Street next to Rowe Hall (managed by the City) OR park in the large Faculty/Student lot behind Rowe Hall (Lot #14). To obtain a guest parking pass from the Museum Office, go to Rowe 103, call 989-774-3829, or contact CMU Parking Services for a pass ahead of your visit.

Free parking is permitted in all campus parking lots after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

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Mission Statement

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History serves the university, local, and regional community by providing educational opportunities that inspire curiosity, imagination, and memory.  Based on its collections of cultural and natural history, the museum interprets and communicates to the widest possible audience a broader understanding of science and the humanities.  The museum supports research and teaching in cultural and natural history and serves as a laboratory for students enrolled in the museum studies program.  Our goal is to promote sustainable relationships between peoples and their environments by encouraging respect for cultural and natural diversity.

Approved by Museum Advancement Board, 9/24/09

Museum Studies Advisory Council

The Museum Studies Advisory Council is charged with overseeing the Museum Studies Minor Program using the guidelines for interdisciplinary programs established by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Academic Senate.  

The council meets at least twice each Fall and Spring semester and is composed of faculty and administrators from colleges and departments with students who have a special interest in museums. The council is responsible for establishing and reviewing program goals, objectives, procedures and guidelines; reviewing  curricular proposals which, if approved, are then routed through appropriate channels for subsequent approvals and implementation; and establishing qualifications for faculty to teach Museum Studies courses, review the program director's recommendations, and prove advice to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering regarding faculty assignments. 

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