May 25, 2020

Ruthven Museums Building

  1. December 6, 2018

    New Central Campus building to include innovative classrooms

    The Board of Regents approved design plans Thursday for a new 100,000-square-foot classroom building on Central Campus that will serve up to 10,000 students each day.

  2. May 21, 2018

    Feeding the animals

    In 1929, an anonymous benefactor paid for the construction of a small zoo behind the Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building on Washtenaw Avenue. The donor in part hoped the zoo would bring comfort to the children in University Hospital across the street. 

  3. December 8, 2016

    Historic Ruthven Building will be renovated for classrooms, offices

    The Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building will undergo a $150 million renovation, its most significant renovation since the building was originally constructed in 1928.

  4. June 2, 2016

    More than 13M museum specimens moving to new U-M facility

    Movers have begun hauling more than 13 million museum specimens from U-M’s zoology, paleontology and anthropology collections to a state-of-the-art collections and research facility south of campus.