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Stearns Collection Directions & Hours

Exhibition areas at the Earl V. Moore School of Music, Theatre & Dance will close on April 1, 2014 in preparation for building renovations and will remain closed through the completion of the project in Fall, 2015. Exhibition areas in Hill Auditorium remain open.

The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments is located in the Margaret Dow Towsley wing at the south end of the Earl V. Moore Building of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance on Baits Drive in the University of Michigan North Campus area. Enter through the doors nearest to the parking lot. The McIntosh Hall is just across the lobby and to the right of the entrance. The Stearns Galleries are down the stairs at the end of the lobby to the right.  Click on the map on the right for a larger image.


Admission: Free at all times.


Exhibit Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Group Visits and Tours: To arrange for group visits or guided tours, please call Carol Stepanchuk at (734) 936-2891 or e-mail at

Parking: Metered parking is available south of the entrance doors.


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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower