Open for School Spring Break:  

Monday, March 27—Friday, March 31.  Plan your visit.









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 Washtenaw Ave.
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., Monday-Saturday

On Sundays, free parking is also available in unmarked “Blue” faculty/staff spaces.


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


Environmentally Friendly Options

Take the bus! The museum is near the Central Campus Transit Center which is serviced by Routes  23, 62, and 32. For more information, visit

Ride a bike! There are many bike racks scattered around the Biological Sciences Building.

Look for the South Elevator in Palmer Parking Structure