CMU: Life Beyond the Classroom Walls  

February 24 - September 30, 2011

"CMU: Life Beyond the Classroom Walls," was on display from February 24 - September 30, 2011​, at CMU's Museum of Cultural and Natural History. It included rarely seen artifacts, such as apparel, memorabilia, and unique photographs. It utilized new technologies, including touch screen monitors that gave visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into topics that interest them and short video productions for kids featuring many members of CMU's collegiate athletic teams. Other exhibits included hands-on activities for children and displays that illustrated life in the dorms, CMU traditions, and "Life and Love," which documented relationships that began at CMU.

More than 15 exhibit cases lined the enlarged special exhibit area filled with CMU artifacts, making it the largest temporary exhibit in museum history when it opened. The museum and the exhibits--designed and built by students of the Museum Studies Program--were open free of charge as a public service to the citizens of Michigan.​