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Hands-On Demonstrations

March Hands-On Demonstration

Make a Good Impression

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM*

(No demonstrations on March 4th, 5th, or 25th)

Explore how fossils are created during this hands-on demonstration! What parts of animals become fossilized? How old are the earliest fossils? Families will discover how fossil casts are made in the museum by making their own casts to take home. This program offers something for all ages – exciting information about fossils and fun, hands-on exploration of fossil casting!

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

April Hands-On Demonstration

Cockroach Neuroscience

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM*

(No demonstrations on April 16, 29, 30)

Have you heard about the cool neurobiology research at the U-M?  Join us to learn about bug brains and witness neuroscience in action!  Start by exploring a neuron and learn how billions of them work together to help your brain communicate with your body.  Discover how they send signals via electricity and then witness this first-hand by “bioamplifying” nerve impulses from cockroaches.Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.