By order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Bentley is closed to the public and staff through April 13.

We will be unable to respond to requests or fulfill orders until the governor’s orders are lifted.

Please see our full closure announcement here.

Detroit Observatory

bhl_hs2510_4074_2853_full__0_nativeThe Detroit Observatory was the first observatory built in the state of Michigan and is the second-oldest building still standing on UM’s campus. In 2005, the Detroit Observatory became a division of the Bentley Historical Library.

The Observatory is currently closed for renovations that will add square footage, as well as on-site improvements including increased accessibility and greater connectivity.

No programming — including viewing nights and open houses — is scheduled right now. Stay tuned!

Please email Gary Krenz at gdkrenz@umich.edu with questions or for more information.

Address

1398 E. Ann Street (at the corner of Ann and Observatory Streets)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2051