The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is reopening to the public in its new building.

The Ann Arbor school says new exhibits will be on display to the public starting Sunday at the museum, which combines natural history with scientific research.

The museum , which is part of the university’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, closed in December 2017 . It moved from its previous home in the Ruthven Building to its current location in the new $261 million Biological Sciences Building.

Massive prehistoric whale skeletons are displayed overhead at the entrance to the University of Michigan's Natural History Museum on Thursday, April, 11, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
Massive prehistoric whale skeletons are displayed overhead at the entrance to the University of Michigan’s Natural History Museum on Thursday, April, 11, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)

Highlights include a realistic sculptural reconstruction of Australopithecus sediba, an extinct relative of humans, in the museum’s “Evolution: Life Through Time” gallery.

Michael Cherney, the museum’s on-staff paleontologist, says in a statement that visitors will be “staring into the eyes of something that’s very human-like.”

The Tree of Life is a large colorful display which showcases the process of evolution at the University of Michigan's Natural History Museum in Ann Arbor on Thursday, April, 11, 2019. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
The Tree of Life is a large colorful display which showcases the process of evolution at the University of Michigan’s Natural History Museum in Ann Arbor on Thursday, April, 11, 2019. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
A tyrannosaur skull is seen at the entrance to the 'Evolution: Life through Time ' exhibit at the University of Michigan's Natural History Museum on Thursday, April, 11, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
A tyrannosaur skull is seen at the entrance to the ‘Evolution: Life through Time ‘ exhibit at the University of Michigan’s Natural History Museum on Thursday, April, 11, 2019 in Ann Arbor. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)