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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Science Without the Fiction.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has a new home in U-M's modern Biological... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StockholmKindaGuy
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From the minute you walk in and see the mastodons and whale fossils overhead, you know this is... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
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The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History opened in its new home in the U-M's new Biological Sciences Building on April 14, 2019. The museum doesn't just preserve the past; it also shows off the latest in scientific research with...more
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1105 N University Ave, Biological Science Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1085
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed August 7, 2019

From the minute you walk in and see the mastodons and whale fossils overhead, you know this is worth the trip. Although I was well aware whale are mammals, I'd never seen whale legs. Who knew? I l also loved the replicas throughout the space...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you discovered that whales once had legs! In case you don't know, there are three more major exhibits and two Investigate Labs opening in November 2019, so we hope to see...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019

Although the exhibits are still being worked on, the Evolution: Life Through Time exhibit was exceptionally well done with good pictures, words of information, short videos, and animal displays. A perfect learning experience for young and old alike. The museum is spacious, full of light...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thank you for your review! As you alluded to, there are three more large exhibits and two Investigate Labs opening in November 2019!

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Our first visit to UoM MoNH since the much ballyhooed grand re-opening in the new location. My advice, visit after Nov. 2019 when all of the exhibits will be in place. It seemed like around half of the exhibits are still missing. The new planetarium...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Thank you for your review. While we are only about half open, most of our visitors enjoy their visit and spend about 90-120 minutes here. There are three more major exhibits and two Investigate Labs that will open in November 2019. Touring the completed museum...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Visited the new museum with my 13 year old daughter. The atrium immediately grabbed our attention with the mastodon couple fossil display from Michigan and Indiana. Above it, it is a display of fossil whales. The evolution section was nicely displayed. We took the free...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Thank you for your review. So glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our student docents who lead our tours and do the majority of the visitor-focused activities. Be sure to come back when the rest of the museum...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

We got a brief tour from a knowledgeable student not long after the grand opening. This is a fun and educational museum for all ages. You can watch work being done as well as appreciate completed displays. Worth a few hours, which we will allow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

So glad you enjoyed one of our student docent-led tours. We look forward to welcoming you back when you have time to browse!

Reviewed July 6, 2019

The exhibits aren't 100 percent complete yet, but the building is beautiful, and what is set up is impressive. Great cafe too! I look forward to coming back to see when everything is complete.

Date of experience: July 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Three more major exhibits and two Investigate Labs will open in November 2019.

Reviewed July 1, 2019

We tried to visit on a Friday and finally gave up because we weren't familiar with the area and there was no evident parking - other than a garage that required parking passes that were reserved for faculty and students. Tried again on Saturday and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Sorry about your difficulties in parking. There is a second "Visitors" entrance in the Palmer Parking structure which is where you probably saw the staff/faculty parking. We are working with the university to get it marked better. Also, on Sundays, you can park in the...More

Reviewed June 30, 2019

This may not be the biggest museum and it may not have lots of huge dinosaurs, but it has many great fossils and excellent displays. I saw some fossils I hadn't seen in other museums. I also liked the display that compared the geologic eras...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your visit. We will be bigger when three more major exhibits and two Investigate Labs open in November 2019.

Reviewed June 12, 2019

The new location is nice ( still like the OLD FEEL of last location) I think it will be a nice when all the areas are compleate. Will check back in from time to time and see the improvements.

Date of experience: June 2019
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UMMNH, Public Relations Manager at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Thanks for leaving a review. Three more large exhibits and two Investigate Labs open in November of 2019. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Scott M
November 28, 2017|
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Was free with donation box near entrance/exit.
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February 26, 2017|
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Response from UMMNH | Property representative |
In addition to some exciting new specimens and interactive experiences, the new Museum will include many favorite specimens and some current displays that will be updated to represent the latest science.
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February 25, 2017|
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Yes, we have an unstaffed coat room available.
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