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March 2012

Contact Us

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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Get Involved

Making Connections: Special Programs, Partnerships and Resources

the science and culture museum at Michigan State University

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Michigan State University Museum’s collections are the tangible evidence of the diversity of nature and human cultures throughout the world and through time.

The Museum preserves, protects, and cares for nearly one million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts.  Researchers, educators, students, artists, and community members use the collections to create new knowledge, to be inspired, and to spark others’ curiosity and imagination




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.