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Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

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Address
491 Johnson St
Alpena, MI 49707
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Phone
(989) 356-2202
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Description
Northeast Michigan’s Center for Art, History, and Science.

ART: The Museum has an extensive collection of art that cannot be found any where else in Northeast Michigan, with works of art from Michigan artists such as Tom Moran to world renowned artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Dali, Picasso and Chihuly.

HISTORY: Dig for Devonian fossils in the Lafarge Fossil Park and keep all the fossils you find. Stroll through the Museum’s replica of an 1890’s Avenue of Shops. Explore the lumbering and farming history of Northeast Michigan. Visit the Peoples of Lakes and Forest Gallery, which houses a variety of Prehistoric and Native American artifacts unique to this region. Take time to explore the historic buildings on the Museum’s campus.

Science: See the Foucault Pendulum which gives visual proof the the Earth is rotating while demonstrating Newton’s Law of Motion. The only Planetarium in Northeast Michigan, the Besser Museum Sky Theater, is open every Saturday at 2 p.m. Visit and Shop the Museum Gift Store.

HOURS: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ADMISSION: Adults $5.00, Senior & Child $3.00.
Events
Feb
23 Sat

Art and Astronomy - Winter Activity Days

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art and Astronomy Activity Days to liven up the end of the Winter season!
Feb
27 Wed

The Business of Art with Erwin P. Lewandowski

1:00 pm
The Business of Art with Erwin P. Lewandowski at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
Mar
20 Wed

The Business of Art with Erwin P. Lewandowski

10:00 am
The Business of Art with Erwin P. Lewandowski at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
Mar
30 Sat

Art and Astronomy - Winter Activity Days

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art and Astronomy Activity Days to liven up the end of the Winter season!