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

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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.  

February & March
Bug Brains and Neurobiology
Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM

Have you heard about the cool neurobiology research at the U-M? Join us to learn bug brain science and witness neuroscience in action! Start by exploring a neuron and learn how billions of them work together to help your brain communicate with your body. Discover how they send signals via electricity and then witness this first-hand by “bioamplifying” nerve impulses from cockroaches.

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.