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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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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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Bellaire, Michigan
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Bellaire, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Chatham, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have enjoyed each visit to the Museum of Natural History. It is always a must see when we are there to babysit. Always a new exhibit to explore as as our grandson gets older. keep up the good effort.

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Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 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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