We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Anthropology

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights
Reminders of cultural visits

This museum may not be open to the public until the fall of 2015, but the offerings in the museum... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2015
Eagan, Minnesota
Good school day out for kids

A great place to take budding artists for a short museum tour. Not so overwhelming as a large... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2015
Linda G
Columbia, Missouri
Read all 12 reviews
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Mar 31, 2019
“Great Place for Rainy Days”
Oct 28, 2018
“Closed when the hours online say open”
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
100 Swallow Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-1440
+1 573-882-3573
Improve This Listing
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 12 reviews
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We brought our out-of-town guests to the museum this week. Everyone found something within the museum that spoke to them. A great sampling of the various periods in history and art.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suen539
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Found parking, paid for it, went to Swallow Hall and every door was closed and locked. It was a Saturday during the hours is says it is open (12-4) and there was clearly no way in the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I had no clue this museum was in Columbia. I went to go visit the Museum of Art and Archaeology and discovered this small museum next door. Loved the archery exhibit which is one of the largest in the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed November 9, 2017

How lucky we are to live here and have a first rate art and anthropology museum! Recently moved to the North it has been much more accessible to family's and out of town guest to visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Paula T
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Soon to be at 115 Mizzou North currently its exhibits are available online at its main website. If site is any indication it is going to be a don't miss

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Michele_Whiting
Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum may not be open to the public until the fall of 2015, but the offerings in the museum store are sure to get other people wondering WHERE you got the NEAT necklace!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank UMCGraduate
Reviewed March 5, 2015

One of my favorite places on the MU campus. The Museum of Anthropology has excellent exhibits. Great for school aged kids and adults and a wonderful learning experience. Kudos to MU for your efforts.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank topwaterjig
Reviewed January 9, 2015

A great place to take budding artists for a short museum tour. Not so overwhelming as a large museum. Just right for a 30-60 minute look.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Linda G
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Not your typical museum. A good place to take a middle school or high school age youth for peeking their interest in Greek Mythology or history.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The museum is tucked away in a small area. The items they have on display are well organized, but it would be nice if they could expand. I'm sure the college has more items that could be displayed if the space were available.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank hockeyfan5
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
The Tiger Hotel
365 reviews
.37 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri)
754 reviews
.81 miles away
Super 7 Motel
8 reviews
1.33 miles away
TownePlace Suites Columbia
33 reviews
1.61 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 465 nearby restaurants
Shakespeare's Pizza
901 reviews
.20 miles away
Booches Billiard Hall
215 reviews
.30 miles away
Cafe Poland
83 reviews
.26 miles away
Sub Shop
72 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 111 nearby attractions
Columbia Art League
22 reviews
.23 miles away
The Blue Note
35 reviews
.45 miles away
Reptile Exhibit - University of Missouri
6 reviews
.33 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Anthropology staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines