Bring Your Students to the New Museum!

Through its exhibits and programs, the new U-M Museum of Natural History provides access to the scientific resources of the University of Michigan.

The museum also offers educational programs for schools and other community groups using inquiry-based styles of teaching. Children are invited to look, touch, and question, with the exhibits as focal points. Our programs support state curriculum guidelines.

2019 is a transitional year for the museum. We open to the public on April 14 with additional exhibit and programming spaces opening in the fall. Our school and group programs will be evolving throughout the year.

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Educator Professional Development - October 27, 2019

Flying Wild Professional Development Workshop

(Educator Level Certification)

Sunday, October 27, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $40.00
(includes a FW Guide, a Birdfeeder, other resources plus FW certification, and snacks) SCECHs are also available.
Location: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 1105 North University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Flying WILD offers curriculum for educators focused on birds. The Guide has activities and service-learning projects for teachers, youth leaders and naturalists. BirdSleuth provides educational resources for teachers and informal educators to involve youth in citizen science projects.


Questions? Contact Kathleen Dougherty at or Brittany Burgess at 647-6421.




Coming in November

The entire museum will be open with the addition of Exploring Michigan, Under the Microscope, and People and the Planet galleries and two Investigate Labs.

  • The Nature Lab will focus on collections-based science, featuring objects from paleontology, anthropology, zoology, botany, and geology, and highlighting ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • The Micro Worlds Lab will feature opportunities for visitors to inquire into molecular, cellular, and developmental biology using microscopes and other scientific tools.