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The National Museum of Psychology

What makes us human? The National Museum of Psychology invites visitors to explore the history of our attempts to understand the human experience. Highlights include interactive exhibits on memory, intelligence, and personality; home movies of Sigmund Freud; a Nobel Prize; the simulated shock generator from Stanley Milgram's obedience studies, and; artifacts from the Stanford Prison Experiment. 

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About the Museum

The National Museum of Psychology features permanent exhibits on the history of psychology as a profession, a science, and an agent of social change. Visitors of all ages can explore how psychology has become a part of popular culture and everyday life.

Online Exhibits

A Clockwork Lavender: Sexology, Psychology, and the LGBTQ+ Community explores scientific understandings about sexual orientation and gender identity over the course of the 20th century and beyond, spotlighting the psychologists and activists whose work had a profound impact on the lives of countless LGBTQ+ individuals. The new virtual exhibit is now available via Smithsonian Learning Lab. To view our full Fall Virtual Exhibit Series, click here.

Events

The National Museum of Psychology and the Institute galleries will be closed to the public until further notice due to the current health crisis. 
For updated information from The University of Akron, visit https://www.uakron.edu/healthservices/news/.

 


Plan your visit!

Hours

The National Museum of Psychology and the Institute galleries will be closed to the public until further notice due to the current health crisis. 

For updated information from The University of Akron, visit https://www.uakron.edu/healthservices/news/.

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission (includes entry to the Institute for Human Science and Culture galleries)

  • $10 - Adults
  • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)
  • $20 - Family
  • $5/person - Groups of 10+
  • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID card or veteran ID card

Contact

Museum phone: 330-972-5457

Email: ahap@uakron.edu

Address

73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302

Group Visits

The National Museum of Psychology welcomes groups and classes. The Museum is self-guided, but please contact us to schedule a group visit.

Interested in an onsite activity? Check out this scavenger hunt.

Parking

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. Visitors can also park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets. Metered parking is available along South College Street.

Accessibility

A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives.

For more information, see our accessibility page.

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