Holiday Hours:  

Check our limited Holiday Hours

These free tours are about 30 minutes long and are limited to12-15 people per tour group. Sign up for a tour at the Welcome Desk.

Visitors of all ages are welcome. Schedule subject to change.


December Museum Highlights Tour
Saturdays and Sundays
12:00 p.m. noon and 2:00 p.m.
No tours on December 3
Museum closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1


Learn about some of our exciting exhibits and galleries like the Exploring Michigan gallery, Evolution: Life Through Time, and the Unseen Worlds installation by artist Jim Cogswell to take a closer look at some microorganisms on our windows. Along with learning about the past, this tour will take a step into the future and explore cutting-edge research being done in the Biological Sciences Building.


Coral Reef Tank Visit
Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
No programs on December 14, 28, 30, and Jan 4

Join Professor Jim Bardwell for a peek behind the scenes at his large coral reef tank featuring many species of coral, anemone, and fish. Explore reef ecology and, if you're lucky, get a glimpse of a reclusive octopus!  30 minutes, limit 12 people. This program takes place in the research area of the Biological Sciences Building and is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Space is available first come, first served. Sign up and meet at the Welcome desk.