Behind the Scenes Day is a rare opportunity to visit behind the scenes at the four museums of the Ruthven Museums Building at the University of Michigan. The Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Paleontology, and Museum of Zoology welcome you into collections areas, research laboratories, exhibit preparation areas, and other spaces not usually open to the public. Meet scientist-curators, collection managers, exhibit preparators, and student researchers, and find out more about their work.
Space on guided tours is limited. Behind the Scenes guided tours involve small spaces and fragile objects from the research collections. Children over 6 years old are welcome to attend with close supervision. Visitors are advised to come early to sign up for the tour of their choice. U-M Museum of Natural History Members can reserve a spot early. Call 734-936-5834 for more information or to join today!
There will also be the following events and open houses:
Hands-On Demo: Bug Brains and Neurobiology at 3:00 PM
• Museum of Anthropological Archaeology
• Exhibit Preparation Laboratory
• Mini-dome Planetarium demonstration