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

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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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Snake vs. Dinosaur: Caught in the Act


See the new exhibit about Sanajeh indicus, a very large prehistoric snake caught in the act of preying on a baby dinosaur hatchling. The exhibit features a spectacular sculptural recreation of the scene by Chicago-area paleo-artist Tyler Keillor.

Butterfly Festival


Saturday, May 17, 10 am to 2 pm

Explore the beautiful and fascinating world of butterflies. Watch live Monarchs and take a close look at how they travel through each stage of their life cycle. Metamorphose into a butterfly with your own wings! Get your hands dirty by planting new perennials in our butterfly garden (weather permitting).