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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

Opening May 3
I Am Psyched! Inspiring Stories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology
Panel: 2-4pm
Exhibit Launch: 4-7pm

Opening May 9 from 2:30-4:30pm
How Animal Subjects Shaped Psychology: A Student Exhibition


April aMUSEment: Yoga at the Museum

Thursday, April 18, 5:30pm

Yoga Squared will lead an All-Levels Vinyasa Yoga Class. Registration is $10/person, $5 for students with a valid ID, and includes free admission to the museum on April 18 only. Yoga will be held in the newly renovated space on the 3rd floor of the Cummings Center. Register online!

Plan your visit!


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


  • $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


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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