Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free for individuals and families
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 email@example.com.
Face coverings are required for all visitors aged two and older.
For more information, visit University of Michigan Face Covering Policy for COVID-19.
All visitors are required to complete the U-M health screening on the day of visit.
Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the museum.
The Biological Sciences Building (BSB) is located 1105 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, next to the museum’s 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.
Palmer Parking Structure Location
The Palmer Visitor Parking Structure is just north of the museum and is recommended for visitors. Parking can be difficult on weekdays during the University of Michigan’s fall and winter semesters.
Within the Palmer Structure, take the South Elevator to the Plaza Level (P), turn right as you exit and walk around to the front of the Biological Sciences Building on the south side of the building. Enter through the doors flanked by two statues of pumas at the east end of the building.
$2.00 per hour
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., seven days per week
On Sundays, parking in unmarked “Blue” faculty/staff spaces is free. Use faculty/staff parking entrance.
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
Environmentally Friendly Options
Take the bus! The museum is near the Central Campus Transit Center which is serviced by Routes 23, 62, and 32. For more information, visit TheRide.org.
Ride a bike! There are many bike racks scattered around the Biological Sciences Building.