Contact the Museum

Museum of Culture & Environment

Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544

Phone: (509) 963-2313


Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Admission is free to all. Donations are accepted.


The Museum of Culture and Environment is located on the first floor of Dean Hall on the Central Washington University campus. The street address is 1200 Wildcat Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544.


Parking on campus is free after 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays. Weekday parking permits for campus lots are currently $6.00 and are needed if coming to campus before 4:30 p.m. There are Parking Permit dispensers available in many lots. The nearest lot to the Museum is lot O-5. CWU Parking has a new virtual parking permit system. You can scan the QR code in many lots, or go directly to Guest Parking log in.

Free weekday parking is available in lots:

  • X-22 located on the corner of 18th and Alder Street
  • X-23 located on the corner of 18th and Brooklane Street
  • X24 located on Brooklane Street near the challenge course

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