Holiday Hours:  

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Fall & Winter Hours

Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Masks optional

Spring & Summer Hours 
Daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures
The museum is closed Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Open December 27, 28, 29, 30
Closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1

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Biological Sciences Building
1105 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
Phone: 734-764-0478

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Admission for individuals and families is free. Donations are always appreciated.

For groups of 10 or more people, you can find admission prices, as well as reservation and program information here

Masks optional

The U-M Museum of Natural History inspires curiosity with exhibits that explore the natural world from molecules to dinosaurs, a planetarium to discover the Universe, science demonstrations, and U-M scientists discussing their research.

Changes are occurring in some exhibit areas, and you may encounter temporary closures. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email

Arriving at the Museum

COVID Protocols

The U-M Museum of Natural History remains committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff and have implemented the following protocols:

  • Masks are optional
    • Masks are encouraged in the planetarium for the safety of our guests and presenters.
  • The U-M health screening is optional on the day of the visit.
  • Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum. 
  • Please do not come to the museum if you or any member of your party feels unwell. Visitors showing signs of illness at the time of their visit will be asked to return at a later date.

In the Museum

  • To preserve our specimens and artifacts, food and most drinks are not allowed in the museum. Water is permitted.

  • You can access a digital map of the museum here.

Darwin's Cafe Hours

  • Darwin’s Cafe is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Check the Darwin’s website to confirm hours.




Museum Map

View a map of the museum. You can enhance your visit by downloading our free app which includes self-guided tours,  a curated list of exhibits, events calendar, and museum map. Available for download on iOS or Android.