The museum's main exhibit takes you on a tour of some of the highlights of Michigan's past. Fifty display cases present snapshots of our natural wonders and human experiences.
See how glaciers shaped our lakes and terrain. Examine the bones of a 10,000 year-old mastodon unearthed near Troy. Explore the evolutionary process. Observe the results of early European contact with Native American groups through the exchange of pelts for manufactured goods.
See the role of Michigan troops in the Civil War. Explore home life and work life in logging camps around 1900. Get up close and personal with the abundant wildlife that makes Michigan so special.
From bats to walleye, this exhibit gives you a glimpse of the animals and their habitats.
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