Due to major flooding over Labor Day weekend 2023, the Cobb Museum is closed indefinitely. The collections are still available for research, but we are unable to host tours until further notice.
The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology is located in the basement of the Cobb Institute, and its collections include over 5,000 objects from around the world. Its geographic focus is split between the Near East and the Southeastern United States, and the pieces displayed in the gallery have been recovered from Cobb Institute-sponsored excavations as well as from private collections that have been donated to the museum.
Our collections are viewed by about 2,500 visitors per year, and have been used in a variety of research projects by students, staff, and faculty. During the spring and fall semesters, individual walk-in visitors can typically be accommodated during normal business hours, but during the summer months (and for groups of more than 10 people, or anyone wanting a tour), we ask that you please contact the MSU Welcome Center at (662) 325-5203 in order to set up an appointment.