The New U-M Museum of Natural History is now open

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


Once we are open in April, our hours will be:

 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

Holiday Closings: Memorial Day, May 27; Fourth of July, July 4 ; Labor Day, September 2 ; Thanksgiving Day, November 28 (open November 29)

Parking and Directions

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.

Look for the South Elevator in Palmer Parking Structure

Palmer Parking Structure Location

200 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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

Free Parking on Sundays!

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.)

We’re on the Bus Line!

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 for more information.









Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085 | 734-764-0478

UMMNH is a part of the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts