U of M Museum of Natural History is Briefly History

. May 1, 2017.
Rendering courtesy Great Plains Exhibit Development - University of Michigan
Rendering courtesy Great Plains Exhibit Development - University of Michigan

The U of M Museum of Natural History will permanently close its longtime location in the Ruthven Museums Building on December 31 and move to the new Biological Science Building (BSB). The new location will open in stages. When the BSB opens for classes in fall 2018, the iconic mastodon couple and two whales will greet students. Significant portions of the museum will then open to the public in spring 2019 and the final opening event will be held later that fall when the remainder of the museum is complete. Known to many as the “dinosaur museum,” the new museum will continue to have the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan. A new Digital Dome Theater with state-of-the-art technology will expand traditional planetarium capabilities into other realms of science such as biology, geology, and archaeology. Visit the Museum of Natural History now before it closes!

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday,
12-5pm.
1109 Geddes Ave.
734-764-0478 | lsa.umich.edu/ummnh