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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Summer Camp!


We offer 8 weekly sessions (June 16 - August 8). Topics include Archaeology, Paleontology, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Physics, and Ecology. Morning sessions: 8 am-12 pm, ages 8-12. Afternoon sessions: 1-4 pm, ages 6-11. Aftercare is available until 6 pm. Mix and match our AM and PM sessions with KidSport or Outdoor Adventures for full-day fun. We’ve added a week of camp: August 11-15! Click here for more information. Or email or call:, 734.647.6421.

Passenger Pigeons


See the new temporary exhibits on the passenger pigeon, in the 4th floor temporary exhibits gallery.