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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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I loved the variety of displays, gorgeous building, well layed out.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Address: 1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Phone Number: 734 764 0478
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor

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