Tours
​Backyard Birding

Learn about the birds of Michigan and the adaptations that help them to survive in a variety of environments. Click here for information on extended activities that coordinate with this tour. To schedule a tour, fill out the Backyard Birding request form​. ​


The Bear Trail (New free preschool program)​​​

Go on a bear hunt to see bears and live the life of a bear. Don't forget your teddy bear. To schedule a tour, fill out the Bear Trail request form​.


​Let's Rock​
​​Participate in hands-on activities that will teach you about different types of rocks, the rock cycle and how to identify rocks in your own backyard. Click here for information on an extended activity that coordinates with this tour. To schedule a tour, fill out the Let's Rock request for​m.​​ ​


One-room Schoolhouse

Our reconstructed, historic one-room schoolhouse, located on CMU's campus, is also available for use by teachers to provide their students first-hand experience with the atmosphere and accouterments associated with a schoolhouse of the early 1900s. To schedule a tour, fill out the One-room Schoolhouse​ request form.


​​​​​Uncovering Michigan's Prehistoric Past
Warm coral ocean, glaciers, mastodons and Paleoindians are all part of Michigan's prehistory.  How do we know this? Learn about different kinds of fossils and examine them to see why we believe th​ese are part of Michigan prehistory.  Discover the importance of bogs in preserving the evidence. Click here for information on extended activities that coordinate with this tour. To schedule a tour, fill out the Uncovering Michigan's Prehistoric Past request for​m.​ 

 
Michigan Through the Ages
Students will travel through time in Michigan beginning with the Native Americans before the arrival of the Europeans.  They will visit a fur trader's cabin and see the beginnings of the Columbian Exchange.  They will experience the life of the Michigan pioneers and lumberjacks in a lumber camp. Click here for information on extended activities that coordinate with this tour. To schedule a tour, fill out the Michigan through the Ages request form​. 

 

Trip information for t​eachers wishing to schedule a visit to the museum or schoolhouse:

Contact us by email or call 989-774-3829.

NOTE: Please schedule at least two (2) weeks in advance to reserve a time slot to avoid conflicting visits.

Suggested donations:
Tours:  $0.50 per student and $1 per adult

Hands-on Program: $2 per student

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