Share Your Memory!

What’s your Museum Memory?

Please share your favorite memories (written, photos or video) of the U-M Museum of Natural History—or of the Exhibit Museum!  You can use these questions as thought starters.

  • When was your first visit to the Museum? Who was with you? What was your reaction?
  • What role has the museum played in your life?
  • Were you a student docent or a planetarium operator? What do you remember about giving tours or doing demonstrations?
  • What was it like to lead a group of summer campers?
  • Did the Museum inspire your career? If so, how?

Please send your memories and snapshots to us!

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Keep it brief. Submissions should be less than 1,000 words. The best stories focus on a particular moment rather than an entire career. View story examples.
  2. Include images. Photos make the most of every story, and some are so good they can stand on their own. We prefer to have these uploaded as JPEG files with a minimum 300 dpi resolution. View photo examples in our gallery.
    Electronic submissions are safest and best, but stories and photos* may also be mailed to:

Museum Memories
U-M Museum of Natural History
4504 Ruthven Museums Building
1109 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

*If sending original photographs or other documents you would like to have returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

share a memory
example: The Smith Family; Mary S., Mary Smith
Actual or Approximate
Limit to 1000 words
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 36.7MB
Submitting written, photo or video memories to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History implies consent for the Museum to share them on its website, social media, exhibits and related media.
If you'd like your photos to include captions please write them in this field.

Questions?  Contact or call 734-763-3312.