University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
4.5
Natural History Museums • Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The museum doesn't just preserve the past; it also shows off the latest in scientific research with interactive exhibits, new programming spaces, and a state-of-the-art Planetarium & Dome Theater! New exhibits include: On the Trail of Mastodons; Evolution: Life through Time; Under the Microscope; Exploring Michigan; and People and the Planet.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dexter, MI2 contributions
Thumbs-Up!
Aug 2019
Great for everyone interested in archeology! No matter your age, this has something you don't yet know!
Written July 20, 2020
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sisterida
Onsted, MI231 contributions
Great museum for kids
Feb 2020
Many times taking kids to a museum is overwhelming because there is too much to do. The University of MIchigan Museum of Natural History has great exhibits with great information posted and a good variety to help everyone enjoy the experience. This was a great Sunday afternoon trip.
Written February 12, 2020
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rpcvtaylor
Okeechobee, FL87 contributions
Nice find.
Dec 2019
Was a graduate Of U of M with an office in the old museum, 1986. Not excited about the changes. What a pleasant surprise. We spent hours here in the beautiful building. Easy parking.
Written January 6, 2020
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We're glad that you were pleasantly surprised! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
Written January 7, 2020
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Dan W
Aurora, CO128 contributions
Well Designed Hands-on Natural History Museum
Dec 2019
This is a fantastic natural history museum with a really well-thought layout. While it’s slightly geared towards younger scholars, there are plenty of displays that everyone can appreciate. This place does a great job with several hands-on displays and labs that allow children to garner a better understanding of the exhibits. One of my favorite areas was one showcasing native Michigan plants and animals. They also have a planetarium show for an additional charge.

Museum designers struck a good balance between amount of content and visual appeal. This is a perfect rainy-day place especially if you have the kids on a day off school. It is also budget-friendly as admission is on a donation basis.
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you for your thoughtful review. We appreciate your taking the time to help others make decisions about where to spend their free time.
Written January 5, 2020
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BigCJ65
Boston/Cape Cod98 contributions
Well done!
Dec 2019
Great space and modern presentation of natural history. The kids really loved it and I liked it too!
Written December 30, 2019
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Thank you! We appreciate your taking time to share your thoughts of the new museum!
Written January 5, 2020
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Joyce S
Clinton Township, MI41 contributions
This museum was a work in progress
Oct 2019
Growing up in the area, I frequently visited this museum. The University has moved this museum to a new location. I was disappointed not to see many of my favorite exhibits. I grant you, the exhibits were not all open as of October. So maybe on my next visit to A2, more will be available.
Written November 27, 2019
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Sorry you were disappointed. Three more major exhibits and two public Investigate Labs have opened since your visit. There's a lot more for you to explore the next time you are in Ann Arbor!
Written November 29, 2019
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jermil
Ann Arbor, MI214 contributions
A Very Good Natural History museum for a smaller town
Sep 2019
The old UM Natural History museum was dark, dusty and dated. After years of planning, the museum was completely rebuilt and brought up to date. Many interactive displays for younger visitors. A new planetarium. Everything is logically displayed now. Definitely worth a visit.
Written November 6, 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind review!
Written November 7, 2019
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Eric M
Pismo Beach, CA302 contributions
Nice Museum
Sep 2019
Well done with great exhibits. They have it laid out over three different floors. The early taxidermy displays were not open yet but they did say it would be soon. Parking is tricky, busy area, underground parking is best, elevator up to ground floor and you pop out right across from museum.
Written October 29, 2019
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Thank you! The rest of the museum opens on Sunday, November 10, 2019, with 3 more major exhibits and 2 public labs. Parking on a university campus always comes with difficulties during the week when school is in session. Weekends are best. We recommend Palmer Parking Structure.
Written October 30, 2019
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Sheila Teahan, East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing, MI14 contributions
U-M Art Museum
Oct 2019
Beautiful museum with a small but excellent collection. Spend the afternoon. One of the first museums in the country.
Written October 17, 2019
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Hi - You posted this review in the U-M Museum of Natural History listing, but your title says U-M ART Museum. Perhaps you want to edit your review to clarify which museum you are reviewing.
Written October 18, 2019
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,299 contributions
Science Without the Fiction.
Aug 2019
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has a new home in U-M's modern Biological Sciences building.

Entry is free, although donations are accepted. The museum is perfect for the young and old. There's a wide range of exhibits, including Skeletons from prehistoric mammals and more. The exhibition "Evolution: Life Through Time" was nice to see. There's also a Planetarium Dome & Theater.

This is science without the fiction.
Written September 2, 2019
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Thanks for your review! We do have 3 more major exhibits and 2 Investigate Labs opening in November 2019. Hope you can make it back.
Written September 3, 2019
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