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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. 

The Museum features permanent and rotating 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.

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Plan your visit!

Read our current health & safety precautions.

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

Museum Hours

Holiday Hours: The Museum and Institute Galleries will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24th through Monday, Jan. 3rd.

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday and Monday: Closed

Please note that the Cummings Center closes for all major holidays.

Admission (includes entry to the Institute for Human Science and Culture galleries)

  • $10 - Adults
  • $5 - College ID & Children (under 18)
  • $20 - Family
  • $5/person - Groups of 10+
  • $3/person - Museums for All program (click for details)
  • Free - University of Akron students, staff, & faculty (with valid ID)
  • Free - with a military ID card or veteran ID card

Contact

Phone: 330-972-7284

Email: ahap@uakron.edu

Address

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
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.

Accessibility

A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum 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 for loan to those visiting the museum and archives.

For more information, see our accessibility page.

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