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March 2012

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For Media

Media contact:
Stephanie Palagyi - palagyis [at] msu.edu
at Michigan State University Museum
(517) 432-6897

Visitor Information


Admission is by donation (suggested $5.00 for adults)


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Making Connections: Special Programs, Partnerships and Resources

the science and culture museum at Michigan State University

Creativity and Wellness:

Elder HeART
The Siyazama Project - Art, Education and AIDS in South Africa


South African beaded hatThe Michigan State University Museum, founded in 1857, is the first collection holding unit established on campus. It has comprehensive natural science collections and the university's most extensive and diverse cultural collections. These collections are used for research, education, exhibition, outreach and engagement projects


Our mission:

Michigan State University Museum is committed to understanding, interpreting, and respecting natural and cultural diversity. As Michigan's land-grant university museum, this commitment to society is met through education, exhibitions, research, and the building and stewardship of collections that focus on Michigan and its relationship to the Great Lakes, and the world beyond.