Academic year: Monday — Friday, 9:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
The museum is closed for Colgate university holidays
). To schedule an appointment for tours, group visits, or to visit the museum on off-hours, call 315-228-7184.
Admission is free
and open to the public
Colgate's own collections of archaeological artifacts are the foundation of the museum. The collections are strongest in Northeastern archaeological materials as well as pre-Columbian sculpture of Mexico and the Andes. The Longyear Museum typically mounts four or more exhibitions each academic year.
The exhibitions draw upon the Longyear's own collections, as well as loans from museum, gallery, and private collections. The exhibition program aims to demonstrate the rich artistic heritage of indigenous peoples past and present; show that indigenous peoples exist today and continue to produce objects of beauty; and showcase contemporary art produced within non-European cultures.
On a regular basis, the Longyear attempts to exhibit the traditional and contemporary arts of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois people who are indigenous to this area.