Galleries and Museums

Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum
Located on the fourth floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, the Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum tells the story of the “business of music” with its collection of musical instruments, recordings and sheet music. The museum is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Colvard Student Union Art Gallery
Located on the 2nd floor of the Colvard Student Union, Showcases rotating exhibitions of regional and national scope. Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 662-325-2930.
Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum
Located at the Cullis Wade Depot, this collection of over 400 clocks and watches dates back as far as the early 1700s. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 662-325-5198.
Cully Cobb Museum
Showplace for more than 350 antique tools and primitive machines. Forest Products Laboratory. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 662-325-2116.
Department of Art Galleries
The Department of Art manages three galleries that offer rotating exhibitions of art by nationally recognized artists: Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery (second floor of the MSU Welcome Center), Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall, and the Visual Arts Center Gallery. Visit the website for complete details on all galleries and upcoming exhibitions or call 662-325-2970. Find us on Facebook: MSU Art Galleries
Dunn-Seiler Museum
The Department of Geosciences houses a public gallery with exhibits that focus on rocks, minerals, fossils, and other items of geologic interest including an overview of the geologic history of Mississippi and a cast of a real Triceratops skull. Please call 662-325-3915 for current museum hours.
Giles Architecture Gallery
Giles Architecture Gallery offers rotating architecture exhibitions of regional and national scope. Giles Hall. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm, and Sunday 2pm-5pm. Summer hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed weekends. For more information contact the School of Architecture at 662-325-2202.
Historic Costume and Textiles Collection
Costumes and related items dating from the mid-1800s to the present. Moore Hall. Tours by appointment only. 662-325-1293.
John Grisham Room
Located on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, the John Grisham Room displays memorabilia and materials from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator, and MSU alumnus John Grisham. The room is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology
Artifacts from the ancient Middle East and the Southeastern United States. Cobb Archaeology Building. Tours by appointment only. 662-325-3826.
Martha Lipsey Art Gallery
Located in the T. K. Martin Center features the art of EXPRESS Yourself! artists. EXPRESS Yourself! Art uses the techniques of Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T) to provide a means for Mississippians with the most severe disabilities to feel the power of self expression through art. Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by appointment 662-325-1028.
Mitchell Memorial Library
Mitchell Memorial Library, in addition to rotating exhibits highlighting materials found in Special Collections, contains prominent museums including The Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum; The John Grisham Room, featuring memorabilia from alumnus and best-selling author John Grisham; The Stennis/Montgomery Room, the Special Collections exhibit gallery and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library. 662-325-7679.
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Third largest insect collection in the Southeastern United States, with 1 million specimens. Includes the Ross Hutchins and David Young photograph collections with more than 40,000 slides and prints. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 662-325-2989.
Mississippi State University Archives
The MSU Archives is located within the MSU Library Special Collections Division on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. The archives house papers, documents, photographs and artifacts that document the history of Mississippi State University from 1878 to present. The archives are open Monday-Friday from 7:30-5:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm
Mississippi State University Campus Tree Trail
Beginning at the MSU Visitor Center, the Campus Tree Trail is located in the heart of the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville. The trail exhibits common and not-so-common tree species found throughout the Southeastern United States. The trail is open to the public seven days a week. The trail currently consists of twenty tree species and includes specimens of special interest to Mississippians such as the Moon Sycamore and the Melting Gingkos. A map of the trail can be found at in the “Tours” tab. For more information call 662-325-2949.
Mississippi State University Extension Arthropod Zoo
The Extension Arthropod Zoo is located in the Clay Lyle Lobby. The zoo houses a variety of local and exotic arthropods including insects, millipedes and centipedes, tarantulas and local spiders, and scorpions. An observation bee colony in the lobby and a native pollinator wall is supported by a native plant garden. Seasonal insects are also featured. The zoo is open to the public for walk through tours from 8:00 to 4:00pm Monday-Friday, or you can schedule a guided tours. Guided tours are more interactive and several arthropods can be removed from their habitats and handled. With enough advance notice we can customize tours. For more information call 662-325-3482.
Mississippi State University Herbarium
The Mississippi State University Herbarium is a research collection of dried, pressed plants. The collection is the official plant collection of MSU and contains ca. 32,000 specimens, with an emphasis on southeastern U.S. collections. The collection is housed in Harned Hall Rms. 159-160 and visitation is by appointment. Contact Dr. Lisa Wallace at 662-325-7575.
Stennis-Montgomery Room
Located on the third floor of the Mitchell Memorial Library, the Stennis-Montgomery Room houses photographs, correspondence and artifacts that document the lives and careers of Senator John C. Stennis and Congressman G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery, both Mississippi State alums. The Stennis-Montgomery Room is open Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Museum and Reading Room
Located on the fourth floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, the Grant Presidential Library houses correspondence, photographs, paintings, engravings, statues and other artifacts relating to the life and Presidency of the 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. The Grant Museum is open Monday- Friday 7:30am-5:00pm.

Contact the MSU Welcome Center for general tours of the Mississippi State campus or to schedule multiple museum and gallery trips. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 662-325-5198.

Prospective students may also arrange for campus tours conducted by student recruiters.