Museum Hours & Admission Prices

OPENED: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and TUESDAY

Adults - $5.00

Children (6-18) - $3.00

(Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Seniors (60+) - $3.00

Children under 5 - Free
Alpena Community College Students (with id) - Free
Museum Members, Veterans & Active Military - Free

Click Here for Planetarium Hours

Planetarium Admission Prices

Adults - $5.00

Children 10 and under - $3.00

Museum Members - $3.00

Alpena Community College students - $3.00

$5 per person for Non-Profit Group Rates for

After  Business Hour programs, (i.e. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc). Dates and Times will depend on Planetarium Coordinator's availability. 

For the current show schedule, click HERE

Your Visit to the Fossil Park click HERE

Besser Museum Holiday Schedule

We will be CLOSED on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Eve

  • New Year's Day

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Sunday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day

  • Day After Christmas

School Field Trip Information

Field Trips are available starting Monday,  April 18th through the end of  June.

Museum Staff will work with teachers to design a museum field trip experience tailored for your student's need.

Click Here for Sample Field Trip Schedule

Click Here for registration form, or call

989-356-2202 to inquire about availability.

Directions

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is located at 491 Johnson Street, Alpena, Michigan. (Click for Directions using Google Maps)

 

Coming from the South follow US 23 through town. You will pass MidMichigan Medical Center on the right (East) as you come to the intersection of Johnson Street. Turn right (East). Besser Museum is on the left (North) about 1/4 mile from the intersection.

 

Coming from the West on M-32 follow it into town to the junction of US 23 (Chisholm Street). Turn left (North). Follow US 23 through town. You will pass MidMichigan Medical Center on the right (East) as you come to the intersection of Johnson Street. Turn right (East). Besser Museum is on the left (North) about 1/4 mile from the intersection.

How long does it take to go through the museum?

On average, it takes about an hour.  It also depends on the type of patron you are.  If you enjoy reading the signs and literature, you may want to allow a couple hours.

 

Rental Policy

Please Call 989-356-2202 for details and information.

 

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