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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.

Special Exhibits

Archives Month Celebration

Celebration American Archives Month and visit "Illusions, Spirits, and Auras: A Presence in the Archives".  Select items from the archives are on display.  This exhibit is located in Gallery C on the first floor.


Thursday, November 21, 5:30-6:30pm

The National Museum of Psychology is pleased to partner again with Yoga Squared Akron for our November aMUSEment! $10 for general tickets / $5 for students, faculty, staff tickets. Tickets include admission to the museum and Institute galleries. More information and registration. 

Plan your visit!


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

The Museum will be closed November 28 - 29. Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 30.

The Museum will be closed December 24 - January 1. Regular hours resume on Thursday, January 2.

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+
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID card or veteran ID card


Museum phone: 330-972-5457



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.


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.

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