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Learning at the MSU Museum

MSU Museum Education engages university and public audiences by developing and facilitating learning experiences connected to the Museum and MSU. Education activities at the Michigan State University Museum are designed to engage audiences, facilitate understanding, and inspire discovery.

The MSU Museum welcomes groups of all ages to visit the museum. Please view our Group Visits page. Can't visit the MSU Museum? Let us bring the museum to your classroom. View our Virtual Outreach Program page. 

Are you interested in volunteering with education at the MSU Museum? Become a member of our docent program. For more information, view our Docents page.

Make your preschooler's museum visit more fun and learning-filled! Borrow a free SEAL- Tots backpack in the Ground Floor Education Station at the MSU Museum.



"Bringing MSU Museum Resources into Your Teaching"
December 18, 2014, 9:00AM-12:00PM
MSU Museum Auditorium
Open to MSU faculty and graduate students
Register by Dec. 12, 2014: Email museumed (at) msu [dot] edu

The MSU Museum, our University's science and culture museum, houses comprehensive natural science collections, extensive and diverse cultural collections, and exhibits used for research, education, and outreach.  The purpose of this workshop is to highlight how these resources may be used across a variety of disciplines to enhance teaching and learning.  In this active learning approach, objects serve as a focal point for learning by stimulating students’ curiosity and encouraging exploration and critical thinking. 
This workshop is designed to give participants the resources and skills needed to take advantage of the MSU Museum resources and implement museum resource-based learning in their own courses.  Workshop activities will include explorations of informal learning principles, discussions with faculty members who are using these resources, and experiences with museum exhibits and objects.  Participants will have the opportunity to identify museum resources for creating a novel, museum-based assignment or classroom activity that addresses a learning objective specific to their own teaching.



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