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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Bring your students for a “Sneak Peek” of the museum’s galleries that will open to the public on April 14, 2019!
A Sneak Peek program includes admission to the exhibits, a host to greet your group, and at least one gallery hands-on cart.
During this period, your class or group will be able to explore the new Evolution: Life through Time gallery, On the Trail of Mastodons exhibit, the Science Forum (a new presentation space where visitors can meet U-M scientists), the Planetarium & Dome Theater, our Community Room, the Museum Store, and more!
Registration will open in late May for the fall of 2019
In addition to the Sneak Peek, groups can schedule programs in one of two hands-on Investigate Labs where students can do what scientists do.
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.
The entire museum will be open with the addition of Exploring Michigan, Under the Microscope, and People and the Planet galleries.
The Assistant Director for Education, Kira Berman, can be reached by phone at 734.647.8574 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your questions, feedback, suggestions, and comments are welcome.
To schedule a program: Contact the main office at 734.764.0480 or via email at email@example.com. All scheduling is coordinated through the main office.
Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
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