About Our Museum
First opened as a natural history museum in 1874, the University 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
The Museum is currently closed for the installation of upcoming exhibitions and will reopen on July 6, 2021.
Free and open to all.
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 1 - 4pm
Sunday, Monday, and University Holidays: Closed
Visitors must follow COVID-19 response measures.
- Masks are required at all times.
- Attendance is limited to 25 persons per hall.
- Guests must maintain social distancing (6 feet) from other visitors.
Public metered parking available across from the Student Center and beside Woody Hall.