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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!

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

Please note that the Cummings Center, including the National Museum of Psychology, will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

  • 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: 330-972-7285

Email: ahap@uakron.edu

Address

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology
73 S. College Street, Akron, Ohio 44325-4302

Museum Map

Want to see more? Access a map of the museum and galleries.

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? We offer a self-guided scavenger hunt activity, as well as a comprehensive Educator's Guide.

Additionally, we offer a variety of specialized guided tours and workshops for group visitors. These tours and workshops must be scheduled in advance, and are dependent on staff availability.

Parking

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. Additional paid parking is available in Lot 30 on the corner of College and Market Streets, and 2 hour metered parking is available along College Street.

For rates and meter fees, visit our accessibility page.

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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