Camp Explorations expands campers' knowledge of natural history through experiments, crafts, and activities, with plenty of fun. Click on the image for more information.

Tour guide instructs on the various dinosaur bones at the museum

Free tours of the dinosaur exhibits are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM, except on major event days. Sponsored by the U-M Credit Union

Students enjoy hands-on activities, experiments, and presentations at Learn It! Do It! Days for school groups


The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History offers an array of educational programs and exhibits for both campus and community. Check out our Calendar of Events and Public Programs for things to do. Four floors of exhibits include the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and several changing exhibits. The Planetarium will transport you to the furthest reaches of space. School and community groups enjoy programs guided by U-M student docents. The Museum also provides a window onto cutting-edge U-M science research.


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October Science Café: Extinction is Forever...

Wednesday, October 22
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Family Halloween Party!

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Sunday, October 26
U-M Museum of Natural History

Discover special stations and displays full of hands-on activities, live animals, and more!  The party is free-no reservations or tickets necessary.  The party is suitable for all ages.  Don't forget to bring your goody bag!  For more information, call (734) 764-0480 or email

Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, UM Credit Union, and Whole Foods Market Cranbrook.

Passenger Pigeon Centenary


See the new temporary exhibits on the passenger pigeon, in the 4th floor temporary exhibits gallery. More information is available on the Temporary Exhibits page.