Did you know you can find us out and about in the community? Look for museum staff and science-based activities at community events such as:

  • Local library family workshops
  • Science Cafés
  • Mayor’s Green Fair
  • Huron River Day
  • Summer Festival
  • Ann Arbor Art Fairs
  • Taste of Ann Arbor

Types of Events Around Town

Museum on the Road

A collection of specimens, touchable items, and related science crafts available on site at local fairs and festivals, special events, and other institution's programs. We can also create content to meet the event's theme.

Pop-up Museums

Museum staff “pop up” in such places as malls, a local park, or even on the sidewalk with hands-on demonstrations and mini-experiments to engage passersby in science.

Scientist Spotlights

Meet researchers in a variety of fields who are part of our Science Communication Fellows program.  Researchers bring fun hands-on activities and information on their cutting edge research.

Science Cafés

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. These take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub.

Family Reading and Science

Three-part series of science workshops held in local libraries and built around a yearly theme. Museum staff develop between four and six stations for each workshop, and families explore science together while independently working through each station at their own pace.

Science for Tomorrow

Science for Tomorrow is a career outreach program that goes beyond "STEM"—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—as a catchphrase to introduce middle schoolers to real scientists and the work they do.

For more on Science for Tomorrow, contact Jeanna Fox at jeannaf@umich.edu or (734) 615-7116.

The outreach team is always looking for new ways to connect with people outside of the museum. If you have an event that might be a good fit, email Educational Outreach Manager Jeanna Fox at jeannaf@umich.edu, or call the museum office at 734-764-0478.

Museum Around Town:

Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
ummnh.info@umich.edu | 734-764-0478

UMMNH is a part of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts