Displays At The University Of Michigan Museum Of Natural History


The Natural History Museum of the University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, USA focuses on making people like school kids and the normal public, understand how the natural world around us works and where do we as humans stand in it. Apart from that to keep people entertained the museum conducts special activities like Discovery Days, Annual I.D. Day, Halloween parties and other activities.:

The Museum Exhibits includes Permanent Exhibits and Temporary Exhibits. Permanent Exhibits includes an extensive display of prehistoric life with dinosaur fossils, The Michigan Wildlife Gallery, Anthropology and geology exhibits. The Temporary Exhibit varies, and the exhibitions remain there for a limited period only. The museum hosts over 150,000 guests every year out of which around 18,000 of them are school children.

Permanent Exhibits

The Hall Of Evolution

In this exhibit, The major attractions are the Dinosaurs fossils, Mastodons, Prehistoric Whales and what not. This part of the museum gives a brief knowledge of the creatures that ruled the earth way before human’s kind was even born. This exhibit is on the second floor of the museum.

The Michigan Wildlife Gallery

In this part of the exhibit,  you will find a spectacular collection of Michigan wildlife both flora and fauna, with their natural habitat scenes and taxidermy mounts. This exhibit displays the largest mastodon trackway in the whole world, and they also display the environmental issues faced by the Michigan today. It is located on the third floor of the museum.

The Geology Displays And The Anthropology Galleries

In this extension of the museum, there exist a wide range of exquisite rocks and minerals on one side and Ancient Artifacts from all around the world, with highlighted the contribution of University of Michigan’s archaeologists, on the other side. The first one is The Geology Display, and the latter is The Anthropology Gallery. Both these exhibits are located on the fourth floor of the museum.

The Temporary Exhibits


October 13th – December 30th, 2017

Organized by Kerstin Barndt with Richard Barnes and Amanda Krugliak. The samples in this exhibition go back to 1837 to the present year. To this day, the University of Michigan has over 25 million specimens and artifacts to display. With the closing of the national history museum in the Ruthven museums building, objects lessons aim to the importance of museum building in our lives and largely demonstrate the everlasting efforts of the University of Michigan in the constitution of the great collation of exhibitions with the support of its academics and public interest.

Bristle Mammoth Exhibit

November 5, 2016, through December 30, 2017

The Mammoth is named after the family, of farmers, that found it on their land and donated it to the University of Michigan, James and melody bristle (pronounced BRIS-lee). The fossils were found near Chelsea, Michigan and were displayed at the University Of Michigan Museum Of Natural History.

Extreme Time

through December 30, 2017

Everything you know about Time is going to be challenged here in our exhibit, learn a whole new definition of Time from how to measure and everyday time and explore different types of Time.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History was founded in 1956 and occupies 22,000 square feet of land for you to explore and know more about the nature around us, it is a once in a lifetime experience of knowing all that you don’t know about life.

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