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.

Weekend Demonstrations

Weekend demo june 2015

June & July
Marvelous Mendelian Mutants
Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM

No demos July 4-5

Have you ever been curious about genes and inheritance? Gregor Mendel was. Over one hundred years ago, he studied pea plants to develop theories of inheritance that are still relevant today! Even simple characteristics, such as the number of petals on a flower, or the specific coloring of a leaf are determined by a plant's genetic code and may change due to mutation. Join us for an inquiry activity highlighting Mendelian inheritance and plant development. Afterwards, do a DNA extraction and learn about modern genetic research.

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute 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.