Watch this space! Cool demos and things that make you think

Would you like to learn something new today? We'll help you think like a scientist. Check out these demonstrations, or take a virtual tour of the museum with our app.



How to watch the upcoming lunar eclipse!

Ages: Children and Adults
Grades: 3rd grade - adult
Duration: ~ 10 minutes


Lights in the Sky

Ages: All
Grades: 6+
Duration: 1 hour


Cloud in a Bottle

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Duration: 2 minutes
Materials: Rubbing alcohol, 2 liter bottle, thermometer, air pump


Star Bitz: Venus

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 3 minutes




Tour of U-M Museum of Zoology Division of Fishes

Ages: Teens, Adults
Grades: 7+
Duration: 15 minutes


Crystal Candy

Ages: 8-14
Grades: 3-8
Duration: 7 minutes

Backyard Birding Guide

Ages: All
Grades: Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Duration: 4 minutes


Oreo Moon Phases

Ages: 7+
Grades: 3+
Duration: 2.5 minutes


How to Become a Fossil

Ages: Children and Family
Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 10 minutes


Tornado in the Museum

Ages: Youth
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Duration: 30 seconds


Q&A with a Paleontologist

Ages: All
Grades: K-12
Duration: 9 minutes