Michigan State University

Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM | closed 12/23 - 1/2

Collections Connections

Collecting, preserving, studying, and interpreting


The MSU Museum collects, preserves, studies, and interprets cultural artifacts and natural history specimens. This exhibit explores how these collections help address questions about the natural world and how humans connect with that world and with one another. The artifacts and specimens help visitors gain a better understanding of what museums collect, what those collections signify, how they are stored and preserved, and how they are used. (Exhibition funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Floor Plan