The New U-M Museum of Natural History

The new U-M Museum of Natural History begins a new era on April 14, 2019 when it opens its spectacular new facility to the public!

Can’t wait to see the new place?  Stop by and visit some old friends!  Our iconic mastodons and the prehistoric whale skeletons are currently on display in the atrium.  Look closely at the new surroundings and you may even spot researchers in their natural habitat working in the labs overlooking the entranceway.

Hours

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

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 of Washtenaw Avenue, north off Geddes Avenue.

Palmer Parking Structure Location

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 (PL), exit to the right, and cross the plaza to the museum.

$.85 per half hour - Free on Sundays

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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 theride.org for more information.

 

 

We’re Opening in Stages

The museum will open several exhibits in April 2019, with more to come in November. Learn more on our Exhibits page!

Can’t wait to see the new place? Stop by and visit some old friends the Michigan mastodons and the prehistoric whales, whose skeletons are on display now in the atrium. Look closely at the new surroundings, and you may even spot researchers in their natural habitat, working in the labs overlooking the entranceway.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biological Sciences Building, 1105 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
ummnh.info@umich.edu | 734-764-0478

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