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Annual Events


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Darwin Discovery Day

Each year around February 12, Charles Darwin’s birthday, science institutions worldwide have created special programs that help promote an appreciation for the benefits of scientific knowledge acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity.

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MSUFCU Dinosaur Dash

One of the longest-running 5ks in the region, the fast, and flat 5K race is a fall-time favorite and a long-time benefit for the Michigan State University Museum. Meanwhile, a full line-up of activities makes for Earth shaking fun for the entire family.

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Great Lakes Folk Festival

The Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program, is a celebration of culture, tradition and community. GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids.

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National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day (NFD) is a celebration organized by The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.