Behind the Scenes Day


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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 02/09/2014
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

  • Location: Ruthven Museums Building

  • Description:

    Behind the Scenes guided tours involve small spaces and fragile objects from the research collections.  Children over 6 years old are welcome to attend with close supervision. Behind the Scenes Day is a rare opportunity to visit behind the scenes at the four museums of the Ruthven Museums Building on the University of Michigan Central Campus.  The Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Paleontology, and Museum of Zoology welcome you into collections areas, research laboratories, exhibit preparation areas, and other spaces not usually open to the public.  Meet scientist-curators, collection managers, exhibit preparators, and student researchers, and find out more about their work. Space on guided tours is limited.  Visitors are advised to come early to sign up for the tour of their choice.