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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

#13 of 88 things to do in Ann Arbor Features Animals
1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0478
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Pretty good

The building itself is very nice. However, either not all areas have air-conditioning or some units... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Utica, Michigan
Nice museum

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hope T
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to take your grandkids. I love the museum so much I took my children and now my grandchildren.

Thank dmendelss
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Will visit again. Kids had so much fun and they learned lots. Great location and easy to find. A must see if you visit.

Thank delinaf2017
Reviewed 14 May 2017

When one visits a museum, one expects to learn about history. The Ruthven Museum of Natural History IS a trip to the past the minute you walk in the door. The building itself is a glorious affair, full of marble and gilt. The rotunda is...More

1  Thank SuzyQ1955
Lori D, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. You write beautifully.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

I enjoyed this university museum and its fine collection of Paleontological discoveries and other items related to before the time of recorded history.I saw and appreciated its 4 Billion year old Agasta Gneiss Rock,Stegosaurus Skull from the Cretaceous Period,Bueching Mastodon(skeletal remains),Owosso Mastodon(skeletal remains are the...More

Thank margatemensch2016
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We always enjoy this museum, especially our granddaughter. There are the usual exhibits of stuffed animals, rocks and minerals, and plants. This is our first visit since they added the exhibition of the mammoth that was excavated nearby, I believe in 2015. They did a...More

Thank kupunakane
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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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