U-M Museum of Natural History will open to visitors with new exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and a stunning building that brings scientific research into public view; week-long events to occur leading up to opening day
Ann Arbor, Mich. – April 8, 2019 – The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History (UMMNH) will re-open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring a “T.rex,” at 8:45 a.m. on April 14.
Favorite displays and specimens will mix with new exhibits in a stunning, state-of-the-art learning facility that combines billions of years of natural history with cutting-edge scientific research.
The museum, part of U-M’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, closed in December 2017, moving from its previous home in the Ruthven Building to its current location across the plaza in the new, $261-million, 312,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building (BSB), one of the largest and most interactive teaching and research facilities of its kind among higher education institutions.
Due to the anticipated high-crowd levels on opening day, we will be utilizing a wristband distribution system to help maintain a safe and enjoyable museum experience:
Standby entry will also be available, but does not guarantee admission.
Wristband distribution will begin at 8:30 AM.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
The new Museum of Natural History is in the U-M Biological Sciences Building (BSB) and is located just north of our old home in the Ruthven Building. You can identify us by the "Golden Dome" of our new Planetarium & Dome Theater off Washtenaw Avenue, north of Geddes Avenue.
The U-M Palmer Parking Structure is just north of the museum from Washtenaw Avenue.
Visitor parking is $1.70 per hour
All non-marked spots in any Campus Staff Parking (including the Palmer Faculty/Staff Only entrance) is free on Sundays. (Do NOT park in Gold, Business Vehicle, or other marked spots.)
The museum is also easily reached using AATA "The Ride" buses #4B, 23, and 81, which stop nearby at the Central Campus Transit Center, just south of us in front of the Ruthven Building. Visit theride.org for more information.
Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
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