Museum Hours







Hours of Operation

Academic Year: 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

**Museum will close at 12:30pm on Saturday, April 4th, 2020**


Summer Schedule

Week of May 6th: The Museum will close at 4:00 PM.

Week of May 20th 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
Open by special arrangement only.

Normal hours will resume on September 3rd, 2019.

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.


2019-2020 Closure Dates

  • September 1, 2019 - September 16, 2019 (except by prior arrangement)
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25, 2019 - November 30, 2019
  • Rutger Winter Break: December 21, 2019 - January 20, 2020
  • Private Event: Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Rutgers Spring Break: March 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020

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.


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

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