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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Phone Number: +1 734-764-0478
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Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are...

Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are the highlight of this museum which also features a planetarium.

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Four floors of learning!

Such a fun, informative visit! First floor was the entrance/exit, women's rest room, and gift shop. The 2nd and 3rd floors were all exhibits. The top floor was mostly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a fun, informative visit! First floor was the entrance/exit, women's rest room, and gift shop. The 2nd and 3rd floors were all exhibits. The top floor was mostly planetarium and craft area. The men's restrooms were more plentiful on all floors than women's so just be aware if you have a bladder problem. There is an elevator b/w all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area, go visit now while the Bristle Mammoth exhibit is still there! It was a fun and educational exhibit featuring the recent discovery of a Bristle Mammoth in Michigan.

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always the museum was packed with patrons, mostly school students. The museum is well laid out. Since I was there to do research, I was in an area that is inaccessible tot he public.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are just so many displays of prehistory to explore. Dinosaur bones, recreations, fossils, taxidermy displays of local creatures, dioramas... and of course rocks and minerals. We had a 9 yr old and a 6 yr old and they both loved it. Great family time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to the museum a couple times over the years and I really enjoy going there. There are a lot of interesting things there and it's free! It's not very busy and it's pretty big.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

But if you can figure out parking, it's well worth the trip! Extensive collection is well curated and worth several trips back to explore it thoroughly!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

As museums go, it is not large, but it is very interesting, especially for kids. Lots of well done, easy to read displays. The main floor has many interesting fossils and recreations of dinosaurs, which the kids really enjoyed. There is currently a section on one of the upper floors that is focused on "time" and it was very informative,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum last weekend with my wife. From the minute I walked in the place, I wanted to leave. It was extremely hot in there plus it smelled like a sewer. The museum is on the small side and didn't have a lot to keep my attention. Maybe if my son was with me I would have enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My husband visited here often as a kid, so he was excited to show our kids. They loved the Dinosaur fossils. The dioramas were a great point of discussion for our boys to see what the US looked like thousands of years ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My kids love the place. The building is old but gorgeous. The dinosaurs are neat. It's a small museum but well worth the visit.

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