Special Programs

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Take advantage of special learning opportunities! We offer many opportunities to enhance your visit to the MSU Museum or to bring museum resources into your classroom. Contact us for more information.

Human Ancestors Program

“[They] provide a thoroughly engaging, hands-on program that truly brings to life our “Early Humans” curriculum. The experience is consistently regarded as one of the highlights of middle school by our young social scientists!”

—6th grade Social Studies teacher

What makes us different from our ancestors? How can we study early humans?

This hands-on program for middle school helps students learn about anthropology and human evolution. Student ambassadors will come to your school and lead the class in hands-on activities and mini-lessons using casts of real fossil hominins. The program supports social studies and science curricula and offers a teamwork-based approach to making science and anthropology fun!

Programming for HAP is offered and coordinated by the MSU Registered Student Organization "Human Ancestors Program." Please contact the Education Team (517-432-1472) for current details.

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