TODAY ONLY, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the CLAS Museums and Exhibits fund. This fund supports opportunities that go beyond the classroom and connect the College to the community through a host of museums, exhibits, and community engagement programs that make an indelible impact in Detroit and around the globe.
WSU Planetarium is an astronomical education resource for Wayne State students and the larger Detroit community that features weekly free full-dome screenings open to the public, K-12 school groups, and special interest groups. Gifts to the WSU Planetarium will improve technologies that allow hundreds of people to gaze up at the wonders of the universe free of charge.
Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory captures powerful pictures of space and sends them to Detroit. The state-of-the-art dome houses a 20-inch robotic telescope remotely controlled by students and faculty of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, who serve the campus community through teaching, research, and community outreach. You'll have an astronomical effect when you support this New Mexico observatory housed under some of the darkest skies in the nation.
Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology helps train and engage students in preservation, research, interpretation and exhibition. Your gift will preserve the protection of the Department of Anthropology’s global collections and share illuminating and illustrative artifacts of Detroit’s local history for generations to come.
Geology Mineral Museum, Detroit's first ever geology mineral museum, is home to over 350 artifacts spanning a collection of nearly 50 agates from across the globe. It also includes an immersive dark room where you can see fluorescent minerals glow under ultraviolet rays. Supporting this gem will allow more elementary students and geological connoisseurs to see and examine the minerals procured by dedicated and driven students and staff.
Natural History Museum offers guided tours led by students and faculty for classes and families interested in learning about natural history. Your support will help bring busloads of young explorers to see species on display from all over the world as diverse as Bengal Tigers and beavers.
Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here.