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Amherst College Museum of Natural History

11 Barrett Hill Road Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
413-542-2165
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Amherst
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Swansea, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

While visiting our daughter at UMASS we were looking for something to do for a couple of hours. I read a couple of good reviews about the Museum at Amherst College so we stopped by. If you are a fan of natural history, especially fossils and dinosaur related exhibits then this is the place for you. Housed in a nice... More

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Captiva
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This modern museum hidden away on the west of the Amherst College campus has something for everyone. It has the world's largest collection of dinosaur tracks, dinosaur skeletons, shells full of fossils that the kids can open and peer in and interesting exhibits on the history and geology of the Connecticut river valley. Lots of variety and small enough not... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you want to walk among dinosaur skeletons or peek into drawers of rock specimens, this is the place for you. Light, encourages exploration, for young and old alike.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fun museum especially if you like dinosaurs and rocks. It's free (i.e., the parents of the students have pre-paid) and very well done. Don't miss the college's art museum while there.

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Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Spectacular specimens, aeons ago geologic time, rocks, minerals, dinosaurs, mammoths. Beautifully designed natural history museum for Amherst College students, families and the general public.

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Carmel, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Step back eons ago into geological time--footprints, fossils, mammoths, dinosaurs, rocks and minerals. This is a first-rate and beautifully designed natural history museum on the Amherst College campus.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place has stuff you'd expect to see in a natural history museum in a big city. Not as big but.definitely cool. Great for elementary age kids, even mature pre-schoolers like it.

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CT, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

In the basement, which is less than ideal, but great display of dinosaur fossil prints. Parking at Amherst College is difficult, but it is not a bad walk from town on a good-weather day.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's FREE!!! Beautiful building, beautiful college campus. Lots of fossils, both assembled, and stored in sealed drawers. Take your time exploring.

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Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Park in town, have lunch, and hit up this FREE museum. Beautiful inside and out. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm (additional hours Thursday evenings 6 - 10 pm).

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