U-M faculty can take advantage of the Museum of Natural History resources to enrich their teaching and research outreach activities.

Although the museum is closed due to the pandemic, U-M faculty and instructors may reserve time in UMMNH galleries for students to visit individually. Please visit the U-M Group Visits page for further information.

Please contact us as early as possible so that we may meet your needs.

Broader Impacts

The Museum can help U-M researchers meet NSF "Broader Impacts" requirements, as well as outreach requirements of other sponsors. 

 

Science Communication Fellows

The Science Communication Fellows program is for faculty, post-docs, PhD, and graduate students who are interested in sharing their research with the general public.  The U-M Museum of Natural History uses the NSF-supported Portal to the Public guiding framework to bring scientists and public audiences together in personal interactions that promote appreciation and understanding of current scientific research.

 

Faculty Projects

The Museum of Natural History staff work alongside faculty to develop exhibits and programs representing their research.  A recent example was "The Shape of the Universe" (2015).  Museum staff worked closely with Lydia Bieri, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, to develop a temporary exhibit, planetarium piece and high school outreach program related to her research in cosmology.