Visit Us

The SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is located at the SFU Burnaby Campus in the Saywell Atrium at the junction of the Academic Quadrangle and Saywell Hall. The large James Hart statue, "Frog Constellation", makes its home outside of our doors. 

You can get up to campus several ways: by transit and by car.


  • #135 bus: From the Burrard Street SkyTrain Station downtown by way of Hastings Street
  • #144 bus: From Metrotown Station
  • #145 bus: From Production Way SkyTrain Station
  • Millennium SkyTrain Line - get off at Production Way, then take #145 bus.

More information can be found on SFU's genera transit page, including a map: Bus Services

By Car:

  • From Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) — take the Gaglardi Way Exit 37.
  • From Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) — turn (north) onto Gaglardi Way.
  • From Hastings Street (Highway 7A) going east — take the right lane exit onto Burnaby Mountain Parkway.

The closest parking lot to the museum is Parking Lot C. It is paid parking: 3.25 for one hour up to 13.00 for the entire day. 

Open Hours

Monday  to Friday 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Stat Holidays - Closed

Museum Closed for Semester Break 

December 7 - January 2


Please call, 2-3 weeks in advance: (778) 782-3325.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

Wheelchair Accessibility in the MPX Building

Wheelchair access to the Museum itself is made difficult by the steps in the main entrance. There is a buzzer at the top of the stairs with the standard blue wheelchair sign, right beside the big window overlooking the gallery. Ring the buzzer and we will be happy to show you the alternate, wheelchair accessible entrance off the MPX 8000 hall.