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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0478
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Great place to bring children

50 years ago we brought our children, now our grabpndkids. The lure of dinosaurs remains strong... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Natural History museum

Children will love this place. Great attraction for all season, specially for summer camp, when you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liana F
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0478
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was educational I enjoyed it. It was a good place to visit on a really hot day. Will come again.

Thank Hope T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum is free and totally worth going there. In my opinion it is appropriate for kids all ages. Very nice exhibitions and lots of free events for kids.

Thank Sonja H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped at the Museum of Natural History while vacationing for a two weeks in Michigan. My family is interested in science and nature, and this was a nice museum, with interesting displays and information. It was also interesting to see information on the natural history...More

Thank kmc11_11
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is the best small natural history museum I've ever visited. University of Michigan has a large and well-loved collection of fossils and taxidermy. You can feel the history of paleontology and biology as you walk through there halls. The associated museums on the 4th...More

1  Thank Quintin K
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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.
Erin F
21 March 2016|
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