The New U-M Museum of Natural History is now open

The museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, November 9, 2019 for Members Day.


 Monday  9 am - 5 pm 
 Tuesday  9 am - 5 pm
 Wednesday   9 am - 5 pm
 Thursday   9 am - 8 pm
 Friday   9 am - 5 pm
 Saturday  9 am - 5 pm
 Sunday  9 am - 5 pm


Admission to the museum is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Tickets are required for Planetarium & Dome Theater shows.
Fees for groups of 10 or more

Holiday Closings

  • Memorial Day, May 27 
  • Fourth of July, July 4
  • Labor Day, September 2 
  • Thanksgiving Day, November 28 (open November 29)
  • Christmas Day, December 25

Parking and Directions

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.


Please see below for road construction updates!


Construction Detour

October 7 - November 18, 2019

DTE construction is impacting access to the Palmer Visitor Parking structure. We apologize for the disruption.

Palmer Parking Structure Location

200 Palmer Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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.

$1.80 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

Look for the South Elevator in Palmer Parking Structure

Free Parking on Sundays!

Most non-marked spots in any Campus Faculty/Staff Parking (including the Palmer Faculty/Staff Only entrance) is free on Sundays. (Do NOT park in Gold, Business Vehicle, or other marked spots.)

We’re on the Bus Line!

The museum is also easily reached using AATA "The Ride" buses #4B, 23, and 81, which stop nearby at the Central Campus Transit Center, just south of us in front of the Ruthven Building. Visit for more information.