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Amherst College Museum of Natural History

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Address: 11 Barrett Hill Road Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone Number: 413-542-2165
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dino tracks galore

This is quite a beautiful museum, the physical building, wealth of collections, and display. It's never been crowded, but if it were in Boston it would be. Also so many drawers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is quite a beautiful museum, the physical building, wealth of collections, and display. It's never been crowded, but if it were in Boston it would be. Also so many drawers full of small fossils for kids to see. Amazing rock and mineral collection, and the real draw, an entire room of preserved dino tracks. If anyone in your group... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Displays of local dinosaur fossils found. Quiet and cool--guides are helpful and of course into dinosaurs. No other animals on display.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stopped in here after my daughter toured Amherst. Some beautiful dinosaur and mastadon bones. All connected to Amherst in some way. I think to person monitoring the museum said they have the largest collection of fossilized prints in the US. Small, gorgeous museum PACKED with natural history! Limited hours of operation. Worth the trip!

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Leesburg, Va
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great fossil collection and dinosaur displays. Largest collection of dinosaur tracks I have ever seen. Knowledgeable docent. Displays are well labeled. Well worth the visit.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a great free museum full on dinosaur tracks and fossils of actual feathered dinosaurs! Don't miss it. It is located on the Amherst College Campus, treasure in itself.

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Clearwater, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This free museum at Amherst college is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. They have excellent displays of dinosaurs, mammals, and minerals. There are pullout display drawers with samples along with full size mammoth skeletons. They appear to have the largest display of dinosaur tracks in the country. Some samples are about 20 feet long and well documented.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great museum on the grounds of beautiful Amherst College. There are actual dinosaur bone statues as well as all of the geological information about the Pioneer Valley that you could even want. It is a modern, first-class museum with great methods of displaying the material. Adults and kids will love it.

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Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for something fun & cheap to do on a Sunday afternoon, and found this place online. For free, we did not have big expectations of the quality of the exhibits. We could not have been more wrong! Wonderful exhibits of fossils and skeletons, with nice information about all. We were lucky enough to be downstairs with the... More 

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Additional Information about Amherst College Museum of Natural History

Address: Address: 11 Barrett Hill Road Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone Number: 413-542-2165
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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