The Museum of Natural History provides creative educational programs and exhibits for the benefit of the university community, school groups, and the general public. Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life (with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state), Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a digital planetarium. The Museum offers special “family-friendly” activities including public lectures, Halloween parties, Discovery Days, and collaborations with regional libraries and other organizations. Admission is free of charge, although donations are welcomed. Membership is an important source of funding which, along with sponsorships and other private donations, accounts for over half of the annual operating budget. The U-M Museum of Natural History closes on December 30, 2017, so they can move 4 billion years of natural history to a new location right next door. Come back in 2019 to see all new exhibits!
Natural History Museum 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109734-764-0478 HOURS: Mon.–Sat., 9am–5pm; Sun.,12–5pm; Closed on University holidays