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We look forward to seeing you at The Anthropology Museum!

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:

The Anthropology Museum

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 Anthropology Museum will be closed starting August 4th. We will reopen on September 8th.


Tuesday - Friday 10AM to 4 PM

Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM.

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.