Parking Alert:  

U-M Student Move-In August 24-28. Alternate parking locations.







U-M Student Move-In August 24-28.  All U-M parking garages (including Palmer garage) will be open for the students/parents to park during move-in and there will be reduced parking and increased traffic.  There are alternate City of Ann Arbor Parking garages listed here.

Summer Hours
July through August
Daily 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Free for individuals and families
Groups of 10+
Masks optional

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.

Admission for individuals and families is free. Donations are always appreciated. 

For groups of 10 or more people, you can find admission prices, as well as reservation and program information here

Changes are occurring in some exhibit areas, and you may encounter temporary closures. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Email


Arriving at the Museum

COVID Protocols

The U-M Museum of Natural History remains committed to the safety and well-being of our guests and staff and have implemented the following protocols:

  • Masks are optional
    • Masks are encouraged in the planetarium for the safety of our guests and presenters.
  • 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. 
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Darwin’s Cafe is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the Darwin’s website to confirm hours.




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.