Skip to Content

Museum of Natural History

Recent News

New Endowment Fund in Honor of Shirley Daball

The Shirley Daball Museum Garden Fund will ensure ongoing care of the new Museum’s garden, allow for additional plantings, provide educational activities and support for volunteer gardeners now and in perpetuity.

A Safe Haven for Our Garden

The Museum is not only taking fossils, skeletons and other specimens to its new location, we’re also moving the majority of the plants from our Butterfly and Pollinator Garden.


The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History offers an array of educational programs and exhibits for both campus and community. Check out our Calendar of Events and Public Programs for things to do. Four floors of exhibits include the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and several changing exhibits. The Planetarium will transport you to the furthest reaches of space. School and community groups enjoy programs guided by U-M student docents. The Museum also provides a window into cutting-edge U-M science research.