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Location and Museum Hours

The SMSU Natural History Museum is free and open to the public during the academic school year and is located in the Science and Math (SM) building. View Campus Map

  • Hours: Regular museum hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm during the Academic year (August through May).
    • The museum and campus are closed for major holidays.
    • Tours are available year-round by appointment. Visit Guided Tours.
  • Parking: Parking is available in lots B2 & B3. Visitor parking permits must be obtained during the academic year, which are available through the Information Desk located in Founders Hall (FH). View Campus Map

Photo of the Science and Math Building

Contact Information

Science Department, Natural History Museum
SM 178
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street * Marshall, MN 56258
Ph: (507) 537-6178 * Fax: (507) 537-6151

Dr.Thomas Dilley, Professor of Environmental Science
Ph: (507) 537-6196, Email: 

Dr. Kenneth Murphy, Professor of Physics
Ph: (507) 537-6173, Email:

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