University of Michigan Museum of Natural History | Kids Out and About Ann Arbor / Detroit

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1105 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor , MI , 48109
Phone: 734.764.0478
42° 16' 43.2444" N, 83° 44' 9.8808" W
Contact name: 
Amy Harris
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The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History inspires curiosity through hands-on learning and keeps visitors informed about ongoing scientific research. Engage with exhibits that explore the natural world, from molecules to dinosaurs, or discover the distant universe in the Planetarium & Dome Theater. Then conduct your own experiments in the two child-friendly Investigate Labs. The museum is free for families and individuals. Enjoy our virtual Museum@Home content and virtual exhibits content at

The new U-M Museum of Natural History is filled with interactive, hands-on, and minds-on exhibits that engage visitors of all ages in discovering and participating in science! The museum includes exhibits on evolution, Michigan natural history, life's building blocks; views into real working laboratories where U-M scientists are conducting research; Planetarium & Dome Theater with presentations on The Sky Tonight and other programs. The museum is free to individuals and families. Donations are appreciated. For more information, visit

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
History, Science

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