Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, Akron

#14 of 21 in Childrens Museums in Ohio
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, a research center located at The University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio, cares for, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. It is home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology, with a vast collection of artifacts, media, and documents, including the personal papers of many important psychologists. The Cummings Center includes a Museum of Psychology that highlights artifacts, documents, films, and photographs from the history of the human sciences. It also houses the Institute for Human Science and Culture, which promotes education and research in history, preservation, documentation, and interpretation of the human experience

A Smithsonian Affiliate, entry to the Museum of Psychology is free. The museum is open to the public 6 days a week.

Appointments are required for archival research and behind-the-scenes tours. Call or email at least 2 weeks in advance.

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  • I came here on a Wednesday and paid $10 for admission. I parked directly next to the building and spent about two hours here. I believe I was the only person there at that time. This was a...  more »
  • My son brought us to visit as a mystery tour. Very interesting to see how far we have come in the treatment of individuals and how some of the experiments were conducted. The interactive displays...  more »
  • Very good display of information with interactive exhibits. Prob for high school and older psych/Soc students and those w interest in mental health. Will prob return w others to share the experience.
  • This is an excellent museum with a comprehensive overview of psychology. It is well-organized and the displays are very well done.

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