Out-of-this-World Views

Our state-of-the-art Planetarium & Dome Theater transports visitors beyond distant stars!

New technology also enables us to take visitors beyond space to explore the oceans' reefs, Earth’s geology, weather and more, all with surround sound and in new, comfortable seats!

Our new digital dome technology brings new perspectives to even the most familiar celestial bodies, constellations, and phenomena, from the Big Dipper to the northern lights.

But that's only part of it. Over time, programs on weather, geology, and evolution will pair striking visuals with the museum's hands-on exhibits. At our opening, new featured content will explore the oceans' reefs, what a human journey to Mars might be like, and more.

The Dome has seating for 57 visitors and offers space for up to 9 wheelchairs, easy-access seats, and hearing assistance devices.

A trip to our Dome will be out of this world!

Museum’s Response to COVID-19

The U-M Museum of Natural History takes the health and safety of our staff and community seriously. The museum and planetarium are closed until further notice.

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.


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