About Our Museum
First opened as a natural history museum in 1874, the Sharp Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has evolved into a teaching museum that represents the humanities, the sciences and the arts. While our focus is on southern Illinois, our humanities collection includes ethnographic materials that allow us to share the world with a diverse campus and a region that is isolated from urban
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 4pm
Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Free and open to all.
The Sharp Museum is closed to the public during all SIU breaks and holidays.
Public metered parking available across from the Student Center and beside Woody Hall.