The Owosso mastodon was recently taken off display for the first time since 1947! She is currently being studied by U-M paleontologists. In the coming months, both the Owosso and Buesching mastodons will be moved to the Biological Sciences Building and installed as the official greeters to the new Museum.
You can help move the mastodons!
We’re turning to our community in a two-week crowdfunding push to raise $8,000 toward our $40,000 goal to cover the costs of moving the mastodons.All donors will be invited to a sneak peek of the new exhibit!Donors of $500 or more will be invited to a special exhibit preview breakfast (limited to two people per household) with U-M Museum of Paleontology Director Dan Fisher.