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Tour Tuesdays at the CMU Museum
Tuesdays in July
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall (Corner of Bellows and E. Campus Drive) - icgenview map

Tou​r Tuesdays are special programs for K-8 students and their families. The cost is $2 per person with scholarships available. Free parking. Space is limited, so a prepaid reservation by cash or check is required. For more information or to register, contact the Museum of Cultural a​nd Natural History ​at​ or 989-774-3829.

July 7:  Great Lakes Adventure, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Learn the good/bad news of today’s Great Lakes environment as we guide ​you through our new temporary exhibit, “Changing Waters.” Become an explorer who charts their course through each of the Great Lakes in our Children’s Gallery.

July 14: Life in the Trenches, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Come to our one-room schoolhouse on the corner of Preston and West Campus Drive and experience life during World War I as we guide you through our new temporary exhibit, “Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience.” Get drafted, carry a military backpack, experience censorship, practice nursing, and more. (NOTE: This event takes place at the one-room schoolhouse, corner of Preston & West Campus - icgenview map.)

July 21: Let's Rock, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Participate in hands-on activities and explore boulders around CMU’s campus to learn about rocks.

July 28: Creepy, Crawly Things, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Creepy, crawly things live all around you. Discover what they are, how they survive, and how some benefit us and others do not.

​​Mastodon Madness
August 2015
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Museum of Cultural and Natural History'smastodon. Space is limited. Reservations are required. For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or

Enter to win a 12-inch stuffed mastodon
Send us your name, contact information, and a drawn image of a mastodon by email or deliver to 103 Rowe Hall. Last submission accepted on August 2nd. Vote for your favorite mastodon by visiting the museum office or by liking its photo on the MCNH Facebook page. Voting begins August 4th and ends August 11th. The winner will be announced August 12th on Facebook.

Free Family Activity
Tuesday, August 4th from 10 to 11 a.m.
Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unearthing of the Thaller mastodon. See real mastodon bones. Learn about mastodons and what Michigan was like when they walked the earth. Join us as we play mastodon games. 

Discovery Story
Wednesday, August 5th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Hear about the mastodon discovery through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl. Louanna Burch tells her story.​


​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display through April 2016
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.

​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open Saturdays
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)
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Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​