Maps, Directions and Parking

The Michigan State University Museum is located on West Circle Drive, immediately east of Beaumont Tower and just north of the Main Library. Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) buses stop within a short walking distance of the Museum.

MSU Museum
409 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

Parking

Limited metered parking is available in front of the MSU Museum. On the weekends there is limited free parking available in designated faculty/staff parking spots—see marked signs.

Suggested visitor parking: Grand River Avenue Parking Ramp No. 6

Parking Ramp Number 6, located at the corner of Grand River Ave. and Charles St., is just one block from the MSU Museum.

Buses should park in the Commuter Lot at the corner of Farm Lane and Mt. Hope while waiting for Museum visitors.

Use this interactive map to find parking and plan your trip!

Directions

From Detroit 

  • Start by heading west on I-94 W from downtown Detroit.
  • Merge onto I-96 W via the exit on the left toward Lansing.
  • Continue on I-96 W for approximately 68 miles.
  • Take exit 110B for US-127 N toward Clare.
  • Merge onto US-127 N via the exit on the left toward East Lansing.
  • Take the Trowbridge Road exit (Exit 9) toward Michigan State University.
  • Turn right onto Trowbridge Road.
  • Continue on Trowbridge Road for about 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto S. Harrison Road.
  • After about half a mile, turn right onto W. Circle Drive.
  • The MSU Museum (409 W. Circle Drive) will be on your left.

From Grand Rapids 

  • Start by heading east on I-196 E from Grand Rapids.
  • Merge onto I-96 E via the exit on the left toward Lansing.
  • Continue on I-96 E for approximately 63 miles.
  • Take exit 110A for US-127 N toward Clare.
  • Merge onto US-127 N via the exit on the left toward East Lansing.
  • Take the Trowbridge Road exit (Exit 9) toward Michigan State University.
  • Turn left onto Trowbridge Road.
  • Continue on Trowbridge Road for about 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto S. Harrison Road.
  • After about half a mile, turn right onto W. Circle Drive.
  • The MSU Museum (409 W. Circle Drive) will be on your left.

From Flint 

  • Start by heading west on I-69 W from Flint.
  • Continue on I-69 W for approximately 36 miles.
  • Take exit 94 for I-96 W toward Lansing.
  • Merge onto I-96 W.
  • Continue on I-96 W for approximately 30 miles.
  • Take exit 110B for US-127 N toward Clare.
  • Merge onto US-127 N via the exit on the left toward East Lansing.
  • Take the Trowbridge Road exit (Exit 9) toward Michigan State University.
  • Turn right onto Trowbridge Road.
  • Continue on Trowbridge Road for about 1.5 miles.
  • Turn left onto S. Harrison Road.
  • After about half a mile, turn right onto W. Circle Drive.
  • The MSU Museum (409 W. Circle Drive) will be on your left.
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