The mastodons, dinosaurs, and staff are happy to welcome visitors back to the museum! To ensure that everyone enjoys their visit and stays safe, we’ll be starting with limited hours and reduced capacity. Additional hours will be added as time goes on. The Planetarium & Dome Theater remains closed at this time. Thank you for your patience. 

Admission for individuals and families is free, but timed tickets are required through August 8. Open admission begins August 12, 2021. Donations are always appreciated.

 

 

The museum occupancy is reduced 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.

Questions? Email ummnh.info@umich.edu.

Protocols

Before You Visit

  • Through August 8, museum visitors, regardless of age, must have a free, timed reservation to enter. 
  • Visitors can make reservations online or by phone at 734-764-0480. Additional time slots are released on a rolling basis up to 30 days in advance.
  • Visitors will be able to make reservations for up to 6 people.
  • For the safety of our visitors and staff, groups larger than six are not permitted.
  • All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. 
  • Visitors can choose to print their reservation at home or show their reservation on their mobile device.

 

Parking and Directions

 

 

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

200 Palmer Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Look for the South Elevator in Palmer Parking Structure

Arriving at the Museum

Enter through the museum’s main entrance—between the pumas—on the south side at the east end of the building.

  • Complete the U-M health screening on the day of your visit. Have the “completed” screen (or screenshot) ready to show. 
  • Guest ResponsiBlue
  • University of Michigan Community ResponsiBlue
  • Face coverings are required for unvaccinated visitors aged two and older. 
  • Face coverings are not required for visitors who are fully vaccinated and have self-reported their vaccination status through ResponsiBLUE-Guest or U-M community members who have self-reported that they are fully vaccinated through the U-M system. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
  • For more information, visit University of Michigan Face Covering Policy for COVID-19.
  • 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

  • Face coverings are required for unvaccinated visitors aged two and older. 
  • Face coverings are not required for visitors who are fully vaccinated and have self-reported their vaccination status through ResponsiBLUE-Guest or U-M community members who have self-reported that they are fully vaccinated through the U-M system. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • For more information, visit University of Michigan Face Covering Policy for COVID-19.
  • Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout 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.
  • Sanitized tools for touching screens are available.
  • Food and beverages are not available on site. Limited outdoor space is available when weather is accommodating.

 

 

 

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.