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Recent News

On U-M Gateway: Photo finish: frog (once again) leaps to first place

In the race to the photo finish, an amphibian hopped to the lead with a reptile nipping at its heels and a couple of mammals running just behind.

Research Museums Center holds first all-museums tour

The Research Museums Center’s first all-museums tour featured a potpourri of “hidden” treasures and a virtual journey through time.

Research Feature

The Digitizing begins...

The Museum of Zoology got a massive equipment upgrade!!! A new microCT system has delivered to the Research Museums Center (RMC) and will reside adjacent to the #UMMZ collections. The microCT will allow museum researchers the ability to digitize the nearly 15 million zoological specimens, as well as other University of Michigan collections housed at the RMC. Currently, Alison Davis Rabosky, Dan Rabosky, Cody Thompson, and Priscilla Tucker are working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, which will digitize ALL vertebrate genera. More projects are to come...

Please NoteThe Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.