University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Local nameUniversity of Michigan Museum of Natural History
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan, USA

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. The museum recently moved to a new location at 1105 North University Avenue, in the University of Michigan Biological Sciences Building. It will reopen in April 2019.A unit of the university's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the current building is located on the university's Central Campus and has 22,000 square feet of exhibit space in a building that it shares with three research museums. The University Herbarium is administered through the same organization. The natural history collections began in 1837, and the current building, the Alexander Ruthven Museums Building, dates to 1928. The public exhibit museum was founded in 1956, and today has more than 100,000 visitors annually.The museum is a 501 tax-exempt non-profit organization. It employs 11 full-time staff and between 40-50 paid student docents, and has an annual budget of more than $900,000.

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Address Geddes Avenue 1109, 48109 Ann Arbor

Coordinates 42°16'41.762" N -83°44'4.18" E

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