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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

Student-Curated Exhibit

How Animal Subjects Shaped Psychology: A Student Exhibition runs May 9 - September 2019 and is open during regular hours of the National Museum of Psychology. Come visit it on the 4th floor of the building in the Institute for Human Science and Culture.

Events

50 years after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the National Museum of Psychology is hosting a screening of Smithsonian Channel’s THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON! The film will be shown every hour on Saturday, July 20, 11am-3pm, and on Thursday, July 25, 11am-7pm.




Plan your visit!

Hours

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

Admission

  • $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

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.
 

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