Fossilization Live with the CMU Museum

Thursday, July 2
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join the Museum of Cultural and Natural History on Facebook Live to explore different types of fossils, how they are formed, and where we can find fossils today. Then, follow along with us to create your own replica of a mold and cast fossil. For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu.

Supplies needed (choose which fossil you would like to make, both will be demonstrated):

Sand/Plaster Mold (more difficult)
- Natural items such as sticks, leaves, shells, small pine cones, or small plastic insects/plants or animals
- Damp Sand or Crafting Clay, Play Dough, or Magic Mold
- Flour (about 2 cups)
- Tub/ large cup for the flour mold
- Container to mix mold materials
-Water

Clay Imprint Mold (easier)
- Crafting Clay/Play Dough or Magic Mold 
- Natural items such as sticks, leaves, shells, small pine cones or small plastic insects/plants or animals
- Rolling Pin (optional)

Virtual College Days

July 6-10, 2020

Learn more about life at Central Michigan University and the programs offered through the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences by viewing our virtual information sessions. See the schedule and register here: https://cmich.ly/2Vj5E3M





Museum Exhibits

UPDATE: The CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History is closed to the public until further notice.

"Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love and Outer Space"

"Kozmic Clash: Peace, Love and Outer Space" explores the groundbreaking innovation and exploration, including Woodstock and the Apollo 11 moon landing. A VW bus and displays about local veterans and happenings of the time are also on exhibit.

"Feel the Music" in our Hands-On Gallery

"Feel the Music" offers fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Explore different types of instruments, aspects of music, dress up, and use technology to create your own music. Admission is free and open to the public. 

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm and Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The Museum is closed on Sundays, university holidays, and breaks. For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu.

Schoolhouse Saturdays

The 1901 Bohannon Schoolhouse is open to the public on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. May through October. Tour the schoolhouse and participate in fun, educational activities from another era. For more information, contact the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu. Admission is free and open to the public. The schoolhouse is located on the southwest corner of West Campus Drive and Preston Street on the campus of Central Michigan University. Open map