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We look forward to seeing you at the
James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology!

We are located in our new museum space on the first floor of Cole Hall. We welcome you to come and explore the new museum space and our exciting new exhibits!


Reservations for Group Tours

Guided group tours are now available in our new museum gallery space. All groups are required to request a reservation. Please contact (815) 753-2520 at least 2 weeks prior to your intended visit.

Note: Groups of 15 or more may be split into two or more tour sections.

Contact Information:

James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology

Northern Illinois University

Cole Hall

DeKalb, IL 60115 

(815) 753-2520


Admission to the museum is FREE! Donations are always welcomed.


Hours of Operation: 

The Museum will be closed for summer break from May 14 – September 4, 2017. We will reopen for fall semester with our newest exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights.” 

Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00am until 4:00pm
Friday - Saturdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Closed Sundays and Mondays.



Visitor Parking is available in the NIU Visitor Pay Lot on Carroll Ave. Parking is $5. Parking is free on Saturdays.

Student and faculty parking is available in the C Lot adjacent to Cole Hall, or in the Parking Deck. A current NIU parking pass is required.

Campus Parking Map (pdf)

Directions and Transportation:

Directions to DeKalb

Campus Parking Map (pdf)

NIU Huskie Bus Line

For more information, please visit the Parking Services Website.