Weekend Tours and Demos

Weekend Dinosaur Tours

Free docent-led tours of the dinosaur exhibits every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. for the first 15 people to sign up. Sign up at the host table in the Rotunda lobby. First come, first served (sorry, reservations are not possible). Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Sponsored by U-M Credit Union.

February Hands-On Demonstration

Out of the Water and Back Again

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM

Take a journey through time as we explore a story that has taken millions of years to unfold.  Where did life begin? How did the first four-footed land animals emerge? How does life change? And why do fossil whales have feet? Participants will visit the Museum's resident whales and related species as they learn about the evolutionary processes responsible for the diversity of life on Earth. After a brief tour, visitors can make a cast of a tooth from an ancient whale species called Dorudon and construct an evolutionary timeline.  

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute free interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum. They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.