The University has approved museum visitation for members of the University of Michigan community (Mcard holders). We hope to open our doors to all of our audiences soon, but for now, only U-M students, faculty, and staff have access on Sundays and Fridays from Noon-4:00 p.m. Everyone in the party must have their own valid Mcard (U-M ID).
Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated.
The museum occupancy is reduced to 10% capacity, and safety protocols have been instituted in accordance with University of Michigan requirements. Some activities and exhibit areas, including the planetarium, are closed at this time.
We look forward to the day when we can welcome everyone back to the U-M Museum of Natural History. Sign up for our news alerts to get updates and to receive our Museum@Home newsletter.
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Hours: Sundays and Fridays from Noon-4:00 p.m.
Admission is free (donations appreciated), but each member of your party must have a valid Mcard. Gallery capacity is reduced to ensure safe social distancing, so no large groups, please.
Enter through the museum’s main entrance—between the pumas—on the southeast side of the building.
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.
A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, we ask that you observe all the precautions listed above.
Welcome back to the U-M Museum of Natural History. We look forward to seeing you!
The Biological Sciences Building (BSB) is located next to our old home in the Ruthven Building—just across the plaza to the north. You can identify us by the "Golden Dome" of our new Planetarium & Dome Theater off of Washtenaw Avenue, north of Geddes Avenue.
The Palmer Visitor Parking Structure is just north of us and recommended for visitors. Parking can be difficult on weekdays during the University of Michigan fall and winter semesters.
From the Palmer Structure, take the South Elevator to the Plaza Level (P), exit to the right, and cross the plaza to the museum.
$1.90 per hour
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Alternative Parking Options
The City of Ann Arbor has parking structures throughout the city. The closest to the museum is the Forest Street Structure. Ann Arbor Parking
Stay safe and make your way around the museum with a digital map.