The new U-M Museum of Natural History began a new era on April 14, 2019 when it opened its spectacular new facility to the public!
The new museum puts the process of science on display, breaking down the boundaries between the public and research areas of the new Biological Sciences Building. Additional exhibits will open in November 2019. Learn more on our Exhibits page
|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
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.
$1.70 per hour (Price increases to $1.80 per hour on July 1, 2019)
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
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.)
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 theride.org for more information.
Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
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