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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Phone Number: 734 764 0478
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Description: Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection...
Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are the highlight of this museum which also features a planetarium.
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A Very Good Museum

We recently visited the U of M Museum of Natural History with our children. They especially enjoyed the planetary. The man presenting in the planetarium was very good and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We recently visited the U of M Museum of Natural History with our children. They especially enjoyed the planetary. The man presenting in the planetarium was very good and very knowledgeable. The children also enjoyed seeing the dinosaur skeletons. The museum is well laid out and is quite interesting. I would recommend a visit to this museum.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Family of 4, kids 7 & 10. Really enjoyed this smallish museum. Spent about 90 min. Lots to see. Kids loved dino exhibits. Donation $6 "recommended".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tucked away on U of M campus is this somewhat dated natural history museum. With everything from dinosaur artifacts to skeletal remains of more modern animals to exhibits of "preserved birds, mammals and reptiles" to thought provoking exhibits on the 4th floor the museum has something for most everyone.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There are activities for all ages, great displays with a lot of focus on the dinosaurs that are depicted in an engaging way. The museum also focuses on indigenous species of Michigan. In addition, there is a planetarium. The museum is free, there is a charge for the planetarium. It is housed in an old building, on hot days, it... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

PROS: I started taking my children here 20 years ago, and loved the exhibits . When in Michigan, I go back again, and still love the museum every bit as much. Something for everyone to ponder, well-lit displays, beautiful architecture, excellent information. Great gift shop. Allow 2-4 hours. CONS: Like most of Ann Arbor, parking is difficult to find.

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Edmore, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Don't skip this museum. Unless you and your kids are regularly at huge museums like they have in Chicago and New York then this will be a treat. It is really a very well done museum and you should not skip it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great way to spend a couple hours. We all enjoyed the varied exhibits. It was a great little surprise to see all the different exhibits. Glad we took the time to find it!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Decided to visit on a trip to visit family. Lots of interesting tidbits to be seen! Lots of bang for your vacation or staycation buck!

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I took my friend and her twin boys here in December for the Dinosaur exhibit. The kids had a blast and there were plenty of fun activities spread out on the different floors of the museum. They even had some paleontologists there to answer any questions. They were very interesting to talk to. I would definitely recommend... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I came here on our second date, and loved the dinosaur bones and prehistoric animals section! We came back on our wedding day to take photos, because this place is so magical and special to us.

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