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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Address: 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Phone Number: 734 764 0478
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Ranked #13 of 24 Attractions in Ann Arbor
Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are the highlight of this...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are the highlight of this museum which also features a planetarium.

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Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Collections on dinosaurs was systematic, and interesting - I was surprised to know from the presentations that elephants once roamed Michigan !

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Olathe, Kansas
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40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I visited with our three daughters 14, 11 and 8. The facility itself is well maintained and very clean. The exhibits kept our daughters entertained for about three hours or so. All of the exhibits were exceptional especially for a smaller sized museum. Our 8 year old daughter is a huge dinosaur lover and she was completely... More 

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Traverse City
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88 reviews 88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When visiting the University of Michigan campus, especially with children, make it a point to spend some time in the Museum of Natural History. Located right next to the School of Dentistry, this museum is worth 2-3 hours of your time. Enjoy!

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Cadillac, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Good variety of displays and enjoyable information included. Dino area, Michigan wildlife collection and great geological display. All this and more in a beautiful building.

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Naples, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's definitely worth a visit to this free-admission museum, as you can look at real fossil dinosaurs, of several different species.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum is every nerd's dream. It doesn't have many frills or touristy qualities that some museums now have. BUT it was very informative and interesting. Especially to dinosaur lovers. One of the best parts was that it was FREE (except for parking, or a donation IF you wanted to make one)! We went on a Friday morning, so it... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This museum is staffed with friendly, helpful workers, and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit there. The dinosaur exhibits are wonderful! They are interesting and informative and up-to-date. I learned a lot on my visit there, and will be going back. The building has four floors including the largest display of dinosaurs in Michigan with the world's largest mastodon trackway on... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trip to the Museum of Natural History was very informative. The facility was a little warm and humid.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

After coming back from Raleigh, NC where the museums are free or highly discounted and brand new, state-of-the-art this museum is a little disappointing. The museum is dated and antiquated. It is exactly the same as it was twenty-five years ago when I visited it as a child. There is little interaction or hands-on opportunity available. All of that said... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Spent about 1.5 hours here walking around the exhibits. Not many actual artifacts to look at - most have been created, which was disappointing. The museum is free. Planetarium is $5 for a 45 minute show - this is not a movie type show, there is a person who actually delivers the information, interacts with guests, and answers questions. The... More 

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