Field trip to U of M

Field trip to U of M Natural History Museum


6th Grade Geology Field Trip - UM Natural History Museum

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History offers an array of educational programs and exhibits for both campus and community. Four floors of exhibits include the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and several changing exhibits. The Planetarium will transport you to the furthest reaches of space. The Museum also provides a window into cutting-edge U-M science research.


The Museum interprets the natural and cultural worlds, with a special focus on University of Michigan research. Permanent Exhibits include: 

  • The most extensive display of prehistoric life in Michigan
  • A wide variety of native plant and animal specimens in the Michigan Wildlife GalleryAnthropology displays
  • Rock and mineral specimens

Permanent Exhibits

Over 17,000 square feet of permanent exhibits on three floors.

1.  The Hall of Evolution on the Museum's second floor houses Michigan's largest display of prehistoric life. Earth's history is traced through fossils, models and dioramas.  Here you can find dinosaurs, prehistoric whales, mastodons and much more.
2.  The Michigan Wildlife Gallery on the third floor has a large collection of native Great Lakes birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, plants and fungi, with taxidermy mounts, habitat scenes, models and the largest mastodon trackway on display in the world. There are also displays about environmental issues facing us in this region today.  
3.  The Geology Displays on the fourth floor present a large selection of beautiful rocks and minerals. 
4.  The Anthropology Galleries on the fourth floor feature artifacts from human cultures around the world, and highlight the research of U-M archaeologists.

6th Grade U or M Trip