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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Natural history museums, Observatories & planetariums, Museums
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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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Went back again!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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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
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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41 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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