Virtual Learning & Activity Resources

Three children and an adult look into a historic cabin in Heritage HallWelcome! On this page, you will find links to MSU Museum resources and great things that other museums are offering right now. Stay connected on the Museum's social media pages too.

MSU students, professors, and instructors: We are still here for you during the building closure. Please contact us for learning/instructional support and course planning.

Watch a Science On a Sphere Virtual Show!


Activity Pages

Current MSU Museum Exhibition Resources

Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak. Scroll down to access visitor resources, videos, Mystery of the Penguin Feather - Science On a Sphereand more.

Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II (a traveling exhibit from Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service). Additional poster resources are available here.

Science On a Sphere. You can access the NOAA datasets on your device right now or download the free Science On a Sphere Explorer App.

MSU Museum Databases and Collection Resources



The following programs were originally developed at the MSU Museum in partnership with university partners and institutional and community partners around the globe. As of 2019, these programs are headquartered at MSU’s Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences and MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities in partnership with MSU University Outreach and Engagement. The physical quilt and traditional arts collections remain housed at the MSU Museum.


Image of Mammal study skins in a collections drawer

MSU Museum collections are included in these repositories:

  • AVoCet (Avian Vocalizations Center)
  • FishNet2 (Fish Specimen Database Network)
  • GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)
  • IDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections)
  • VertNet (Vertebrate Collections Database Network)


Connect to Other Museums and Resources

Click here for links to other museums and materials.

Donations for educational program support

The MSU Museum offers educational programming for all ages including a preschool program, MSU student internships, a docent program, and interactive science and culture programs year-round. Gifts to our education fund ensure that the MSU Museum continues to provide educational programming that engages audiences, facilitates understanding, and inspires discovery.


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