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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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great place to take my toddler

My kids loved it here. Lots to look at and explore. There is a planetarium and quite a few different dinosaur bone collections. It was much bigger here than I expected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My kids loved it here. Lots to look at and explore. There is a planetarium and quite a few different dinosaur bone collections. It was much bigger here than I expected.

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White Pigeon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent a rainy afternooon at the museum. For a suggested $6.00 donation, otherwise free, it is a great value. At this time they have an exhibit of BioArtography. AMAZING stained images of the tiniest biological images from under the microscope. There are 4 floors to wander. For your dinasour enthusiast there are footprints, T-rex,Mastodons, and more. The Michigan wildlife display... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

First and foremost this museum is free, they just ask for a donation. There are 3 floors of exhibits with the top floor being a planetarium that was closed when I went so I can not review it. The second floor of exhibits was Michigan wildlife, a crazy large collection of taxidermy, it was very weird and yet I learned... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My family and I visited the museum over the weekend. My 6 year old was amazed by the dinosaurs and the planetarium! I would definitely recommend visiting at least 1-2 times a year. It is free, however they do recommend you make a donation.

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Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I thought we'd only spend an hour, maybe a bit more, but we spent near two hours, left, and then returned again the same day! It was amazing and stuffed full of interesting things. Mastadons were my favorite part, and how informative it all was.

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Hawaii
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244 reviews 244 reviews
78 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small so you can navigate the facility without being overwhelmed. Excellent for younger children. Planetarium show was ok.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Took grandchildren for day trip, easy to find, could have better available parking, FREE, they loved it.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stopped here for a couple hours. Great display of dinosaur bones. Really liked the mammal area. If you have some time to kill, definitely make a stop here.

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Bellaire, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The facility itself is well maintained and very clean. isn't great and isn't terrible.Average is the best way to sum it up.

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Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My son liked this place. It was a last minute trip and was worth it. The best part is that it's free, but they do appreciate donations. There is approximately 3 floors full of educational opportunities. I just wish there was more parking. We visited in January and everything was ice covered. So it was fun sliding to the museum... More 

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