Travel | Parking | Museums For All | Building Map | Wheelchairs & Strollers
Audiovisual | Service Animals | Restrooms | Additional Information


The Institute for Human Science and Culture is located on the third and fourth floors of the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at 73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302. Local bus service is provided by Akron Metro. Stops closest to the Cummings Center are at Mill & College; E. Market & College; and Main & E. Bowery St. Further route details are available from Akron Metro.


Paid parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance. Parking can be paid via QR code or text message at the following rates (including service fee):

  • Less than 1 Hour: $2.35
  • 1 - 2 Hours: $4.35
  • 2 - 3 Hours: $6.35
  • 3 - 4 Hours: $8.35
  • 4+ Hours: $10.35

Additional paid parking is available in Lot 30 on the corner of College and Market Streets. 2 hour metered parking is available along College Street. Meters can be paid via the Flowbird mobile app, at rates of $1.25 for 1 hour and $2.25 for 2 hours. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.

Museums for All

Logo Image - Museums for All: an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute for Human Science and Culture is proud to participate in the Museums for All program along with the Akron Art Museum, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron Zoo, Hower House Museum, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and Summit County Historical Society. Through this program, we offer reduced admission to our galleries during all regular hours.

Admission to the Institute is reduced to $3 per person for the family or group of anyone presenting a state-issued EBT card at the admissions desk. Visitors should also note that all children under the age of 18 regularly receive a discounted admission rate of $5.

The Museums for All program was launched in 2014 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMSL) in partnership with the Association of Children’s Museums.

Building Map

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Wheelchairs & Strollers

wheelchair icon The Institute galleries are accessible by wheelchair. A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The Cummings Center's National Museum of Psychology 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 free of charge to those visiting the building. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.

stroller icon Standard strollers are welcome in the Institute galleries.


The Institute's rotating exhibits may feature a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on displays. Most video displays include open captioning. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select displays.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the Institute galleries.


Gendered multi-stall restrooms are available on the ground floor in the Cummings Center's National Museum of Psychology. All visitors are welcome to use the restroom that best aligns with their gender identity. Multi-stall restrooms include a wheelchair-accessible stall.

Single-stall, gender neutral restrooms are available on the fourth floor. The fourth floor contains a wheelchair-accessible single-stall restroom with a baby changing station.

Additional Information

Food and drinks, including water bottles, are not permitted in the Institute galleries. Backpacks and large bags must be left with the admissions desk.

For questions about accessibility and to request modifications or resources for your visit, contact