The museum is a part of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
The U-M Museum of Natural History opened its spectacular new facility in the Biological Sciences Building on April 14, 2019. The building design blurs the boundaries between public and research areas, putting science on display. All-new exhibits and educational programs feature LSA’s world-class natural science collections, cutting-edge research by U-M faculty, and interdisciplinary topics of global and local concern.
A unit of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science & the Arts.
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History transforms hearts and minds by promoting understanding of the natural world, our place in it, and our impact on it. We bring campus and community together in participatory and inclusive learning experiences to explore the processes of science and to address urgent global and local challenges.
A world in which people understand the interconnectedness of all life and the responsibility we have to sustain it.
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (UMMNH) is actively and purposefully working to create an anti-racist, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible museum that is welcoming and inspiring to all.
Call to Action 2021
In response to the momentous upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened awareness of the deep-rooted racism in our country, we are intensifying our efforts in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access. We support the Black Lives Matter movement and are joining in the fight to dismantle systemic racism. We are committed to using our platforms to explore and reveal how racism plays out in our field, and to highlight the contributions of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to natural history and science.
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165,000+, including about 18,000 school children in groups (based on fiscal year 2017 in our previous location).
General visitors, families, U-M students, faculty, staff, and alumni, tourists, and school children.