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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
734 764 0478
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Ranked #17 of 32 Attractions in Ann Arbor
Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
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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Naples, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Some really cool things to take in at this museum, and the atmosphere really makes you want to see it all. The staff member in the planetarium was so impressively knowledgable! She really made the whole trip for me.

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Howell, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A wonderful place to take kids on a family field trip. When my grands were younger we went every year.

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Owosso, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a smaller museum. It is free with a donation box and a recommended six dollar donation per person. They have lots of cool dinosaur bones. We went through the entire museum in about 1.5 hours.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This museum is the perfect size for an afternoon of exploring. They have a planetarium, dinosaur bones and replicas, taxidermy species of all sorts and a rotating/changing exhibit. We recently went to the Museum of Natural History in NYC and had a better experience right here in Ann Arbor. It is run by donation and the workers are very informative.... More

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