U-M Faculty

U-M faculty can take advantage of the Museum of Natural History resources to enrich their teaching and research outreach activities. Please contact us as early as possible so that we may meet your needs. 

Classes and Groups. Visit with your classes and extend student learning in the Museum's exhibit galleries, or send your students to the Museum to complete class assignments in the galleries. Request a planetarium show for your class, or request a special program, including guided gallery tours, behind-the-scene visits, or classroom presentations. The Museum maintains a file of past class assignments for reference.

Support for Research Outreach. The Museum can help U-M researchers meet NSF "Broader Impacts" requirements, as well as outreach requirements of other sponsors. For more information, contact Amy Harris or Kira Berman.

Faculty Projects. Museum staff work closely with faculty to develop exhibits representing their research. Recent projects include "From Pole to Pole: U-M Research at the Ends of the Earth" (2008) and "Climate Change: Local Impacts, Global Responsibility" (2007). Visitor research projects at the Museum are also possible, with IRB and Museum Director approval.