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. Even more exhibits will open and new programming will begin on November 10, 2019.
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.
At the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, we welcome and treat all people with fairness and dignity. We strive to continuously improve upon a public experience that invites, engages, and includes everyone in meaningful programs, exhibits, and interactions that represent this ideal. Inclusion enriches the conversation and challenges us to grow and think differently, benefiting all.
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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.