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Research Visits


Address Information

MSU Museum

Division of Natural Science
Michigan State University Museum
409 West Circle Drive
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Phone: 517/355-1290 (Collections Manager)
FAX: 517/432-2846 (Museum Office)

Researcher Access

The Vertebrate Collections are used by researchers representing a wide variety of disciplines (e.g. systematics, geology, ecology, environmental and biodiversity studies, conservation biology, archaeology, and medicine). Qualified researchers (including students) are welcome to visit the collections by appointment. Please contact the Collections Manager well in advance to arrange your visit.

Collections Hours and Access

Administrative hours are 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm, Mondays through Fridays.

Requests for access outside of administrative hours are granted at the discretion of the Collections Manager or appropriate Curator.

Driving Directions to MSU Museum

Detroit or points east traveling via I-96. Proceed west on I-96 to northbound US-127. Remain on 127 North and exit at Kalamazoo Street. Turn right on Kalamazoo Street and follow it on to the campus (road curves). Turn left at the Chestnut Road stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

Flint or points east traveling via I-69. Proceed southwest on I-69 to southbound US-127. Proceed south on US-127 to the Trowbridge Road exit. Turn left on Harrison Road, and proceed north to Kalamazoo Street. Turn right on Kalamazoo Street and proceed to the Chestnut Road stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

St. Johns or points north traveling via US-127. Proceed south on US-127, and exit at Trowbridge Road. Turn left on Harrison Road, and proceed north to Kalamazoo Street. Turn right on Kalamazoo Street and proceed to the stop sign. Turn left at the Chestnut Road stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

Grand Rapids or points west traveling via I-96. Proceed east on I-96 to eastbound I-496. Exit at Trowbridge Road. Turn left on Harrison Road, and proceed north to Kalamazoo Street. Turn right on Kalamazoo Street and proceed to the Chestnut Road stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

Charlotte or points southwest traveling via I-69. Proceed northeast on I-69 to eastbound I-96. Proceed east on I-96 to northbound US-127. Exit at Trowbridge Road. Turn left on Harrison Road, and proceed north to Kalamazoo Street. Turn right on Kalamazoo Street and proceed to the Chestnut Road stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

Jackson or points south traveling via US-127. Proceed north on US-127 to the Kalamazoo Street exit. Turn right on Kalamazoo and follow it on to the campus (road curves). Turn left at the Chestnut Road stop sign, then turn right on West Circle Drive. The Museum is the second building on the left.

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