Museum Hours

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Academic Year: Mid-September to Mid-May

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM



Week of May 7th: The Museum will close at 4:00 PM.

Week of May 14th through the end of June

Sunday through Wednesday: Closed
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Fridays only: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

August to Mid-September

Closed to the public.

Normal hours will resume on September 11th, 2018.

Tours are available during days that the Museum is closed, pending availability. If you would like to schedule a tour during a day the Museum is closed, please fill out a tour request form.

Holiday Schedule

The museum will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and during the weeks of Rutgers Spring and Winter Breaks, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

2017-2018 Closure Dates

  • Christmas Week- December 23, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • New Year's Week- January 1, 2018 - January 14, 2018
  • Rutgers Spring Break- March 10, 2018 - March 18, 2018
  • Entire month of August 2018

Happy Birthday!


Looking for a fun and educational place to host your child's next birthday party? We now offer Gems & Minerals, Ancient Egypt & Mummies, Fossils & Dinosaurs and Paint Along themed birthday parties at the museum. Reservation packages for children age 5 and up can now be booked on our website.

Quick Links

Here are links to some of our most frequently visited pages: