Plan a day of FREE family fun and learn about science and history at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor.
The Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan is a museum must. The recently renovated museum offers three stories of breath-taking exhibits featuring life-size dinosaur fossils, natural life and a planetarium. All of the exhibits have hands-on components featuring textures or touch-screens, making it a fun experience for kids and a less stressful experience for parents.
What stands out most when you visit the museum is the Nature Labs. The drop-in spaces offer kids the opportunity to step into the role of scientist and follow step-by-step instructions for experiments that feel like a craft but are very educational. The projects are compelling for all ages but simple enough for toddlers to participate. If you want to inspire your child’s love for STEAM, this is the place to visit.
The Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan is open Wednesdays thru Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Parking is available in the Palmer Structure (200 Palmer Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) and parking is free in Ann Arbor on Sunday.
Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan // 1105 North University Ave, Ann Arbor