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