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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0480
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Great dinosaur exhibit!

Can't believe they don't charge admission here! It's FREE! There are really fun, educational... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily M
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great place to spend some time learning about Michigan History

We took a family (of OLD sisters! so the categories provided really don't fit our group) visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MyTwoCent s
Orlando, Florida
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Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a digital Planetarium. The Museum offers special activities for adults, families, and children that include public lectures, annual I.D. Days, Halloween parties, Discovery Days, and collaborations with regional libraries and other organizations.
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1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe they don't charge admission here! It's FREE! There are really fun, educational exhibit on dinosaurs. There aren't many interactive exhibits for kids, but as 20-somethings, we really enjoyed it. We spent about two hours here, and half of that time was on the...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a family (of OLD sisters! so the categories provided really don't fit our group) visit here, and really had a nice time. A lot to see and experience. If you love fossils, this is the place for you! So many to see, and...More

Thank MyTwoCent s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've never been to the old UM Museum of Natural History, squeeze in a visit soon. They'll be closing on December 31, 2017, in preparation for their move to a new building in 2018. Some of the exhibits are old (but dinosaurs and mammoths...More

Thank acedaughter
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lots to see. Good explanations for the neophyte and those more knowledgeable. Easy to get around the exhibits--avoids excessive electronics while still being modern.

Thank Worlds_of_Wonder
Reviewed 7 September 2017

50 years ago we brought our children, now our grabpndkids. The lure of dinosaurs remains strong. Much else to see too. I love the planetarium.

Thank Momma_B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Children will love this place. Great attraction for all season, specially for summer camp, when you can introducte your kid in science

Thank Liana F
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went to museum while in the area. Great museum with dinosaur bones history and displays of their habitats. Different animals that lived in the state of Michigan. Good for children ages 3 and up.

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We have taken our children and a number of scout groups to the Museum a number of times over the years. Each trip has been enjoyed by all, particularly the age 7-12 children. One of the best things about the museum is that it has...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had heard about this free museum and decided to check it out. Our 2 1/2 year old was in awe. He loved walking around looking at the exhibits, the dinosaur fossils were a hit. You could touch a lot of displays, so he was...More

Thank Millieherb77
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The building itself is very nice. However, either not all areas have air-conditioning or some units are broken. I think they are building a new place for the museum.

Thank EdShelby
Lori D, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

You are right! This 90-year-old building is not air conditioned. One of many reasons why we will be closing at this site December 30, 17 and reopening in the new U-M Biological Science Building in 2019. We hope to see you there!

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Scott M
28 November 2017|
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Response from Worlds_of_Wonder | Reviewed this property |
Was free with donation box near entrance/exit.
26 February 2017|
Response from Lori D | Property representative |
In addition to some exciting new specimens and interactive experiences, the new Museum will include many favorite specimens and some current displays that will be updated to represent the latest science.
Jenny F
25 February 2017|
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Response from Lori D | Property representative |
Yes, we have an unstaffed coat room available.