Get a Sneak Peek
Can't contain your excitement? Start your experience before you arrive by exploring our photo gallery of habitats and specimens!
We are so excited you want to come see us! Here is some important information you should know before your visit:
Admission is completely free! If you are looking to support us, we do accept donations online or in our donation box at the museum. We also have books and souvenirs available on site for cash purchase.
There are metered parking spots throughout campus, the closest being in Lot 5H to the right of the campus entrance. Handicap accessible parking is also available in the Faculty/Staff Lot 3E right in front of our building.
Summer parking regulations may vary.
For up-to-date parking information, visit:
Please do not touch the displays! Your fingers have oils that will cause our specimens to deteriorate, and they can't heal like you can! Help preserve their longevity by learning with your eyes and not your hands.
To curb that desire to touch, we do have a Fur Table and Tactile Boxes with furs and objects you are more than welcome to feel!
You do not need to schedule ahead unless you wish to have a guided tour or your group is larger than 10 people. Scheduling ahead for large guided tours allows us to adequately prepare, avoids scheduling conflicts, and ensures you have the time and space you need for your desired learning experience.
In addition to our habitat and specimen displays, we also have a Kid's Activity Area with coloring pages, a scavenger hunt, books, interactive images, objects, and equipment for everyone to enjoy.
We have lots of events planned for both children and adults, and we'd love you see you there! Follow the Card/Riley Center Facebook Page to stay up-to-date with all our events!