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.

August & September Hands-On Demonstration

Making a Good Impression

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

Explore how fossils are created during this hands-on demonstration! What parts of animals become fossilized? How old are the earliest fossils? Families will discover how fossil casts are made in the museum by making their own casts to take home. This program offers something for all ages – exciting information about fossils and a fun, hands-on exploration of fossil casting!

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.