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Museum of Zoology

Recent News

How museum collections can enhance public health

Public health has not been well integrated with museum science. The spillover of diseases from reservoir animals to humans has certainly gotten our attention.

Pilot program features UMMZ specimens in video shorts

What makes a rattlesnake’s tail rattle? How does a stingray sting? What about the bizarre mouths on sea lampreys?

Research Feature

A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.

Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!

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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.