Besser Museum's science collection includes specimens from geology, paleontology, zoology, botany, anthropology, and physical science technology.

Permanent Exhibits

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Sky Theater

View constellations in the only planetarium in Northeast Michigan.

   The Besser Museum Sky Theater, is open 5 days a week!  Get the schedule here.

Foucault Pendulum

See the Foucault Pendulum which gives visual proof that the Earth is rotating while demonstrating Newton's Law of Motion.

Natural Wildlife Exhibit

Visit the Natural Wildlife and Fresh Water Fish exhibits containing a variety of artistically mounted specimens native to the region.

Lafarge Fossil Park

Dig for Devonian fossils in the Lafarge Fossil Park and

keep the fossils you find.

For more information on how to become a member, click here.


Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

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