The Museum of Natural History is CLOSED until further notice. We are not accepting school or group reservations at this time. 

If you have a previously scheduled group or school visit, you will be contacted by the museum to cancel or reschedule your visit and to arrange for refunds.

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and will follow the guidance of the University of Michigan, local health officials, and the CDC. Please watch this site for updates.


Schedule by sending an email at

Or by phone at (734) 764-0480 (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. weekdays)

Most programs are designed for school groups and available Monday through Friday only. Group Planetarium shows may be reserved on the weekend, but availability is limited.The Museum is open late Thursday evenings to accommodate after-school and scout group programs.

You will need:

  • Multiple possible dates and times for your visit.
  • Number of children and adults
  • Activities you would like to schedule.
  • School address and phone number.

We recommend one chaperone for every 10 students. Teachers are FREE.

U-M Groups: If you are part of a U-M group planning to visit the museum, please call the museum office to discuss arrangements.

Pricing Info

Group Admission   $3/person

Please call to schedule groups of 10 or more. Price includes group host, self-guided visit to all galleries, and hands-on discovery stations in select galleries.

Guided Program Add-ons   Time
Investigate Lab Workshop  $7      45 minutes
Investigate Lab Workshop  $9  90 minutes
Stream Table Workshops      $8  60 minutes
Early Childhood workshops $5 30 minutes
Early Childhood Planetarium   
$3 30 minutes
$5 45 minutes 
Science Demonstrations $2 20-30 minutes


Special Field Trip Days (prices include admission)

Explorer Days (on select dates)           $7       2 hours
Learn It! Do It! Day (on select dates)  $10      2 hours
        *Add-on Planetarium Show          $2       20 minutes

Lunchroom $20 for up to 30 people, for 25 minutes (ask about availability)


  • Payment is due in full at least two weeks prior to visit. Payment confirms your visit.
  • We reserve the right to cancel services for any program for which payment is not paid two weeks prior to visit. 
  • We accept all forms of payment.
  • Refunds will not be given for overpayments of $20 or less. 


Financial assistance is available. Call 734-764-0480 to ask about availability and how to qualify. Scholarship funds are limited, so call as early as possible.