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Back to the Future Discovery Day

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This year, the U-M Museum of Natural History will bring you Back to the Future, a fun-filled family event focusing on how specimens from the past are used in science today! 

Find out what it is really like to be a scientist:

  • See and touch real specimens from our collections
  • Make a fish print (Gyotaku)
  • Make a plant press
  • Draw your own scientific illustrations 
  • Listen to stories of scientists and explorers 
  • Make a trace fossil to take home
  • Learn how to start a collection of your own

At our Scientist Spotlight, you will ​have an opportunity to meet ​several ​guest scientists​ and learn about their research through fun and interactive displays and demos.  Scientist Spotlight will take place from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

This is a FREE event, no registration required, open to the public.