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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Address: 1109 Geddes Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
Phone Number: 734 764 0478
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Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are...

Natural history displays, including a large dinosaur fossil collection, are the highlight of this museum which also features a planetarium.

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Parking is intimidating...

But if you can figure out parking, it's well worth the trip! Extensive collection is well curated and worth several trips back to explore it thoroughly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

But if you can figure out parking, it's well worth the trip! Extensive collection is well curated and worth several trips back to explore it thoroughly!

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As museums go, it is not large, but it is very interesting, especially for kids. Lots of well done, easy to read displays. The main floor has many interesting fossils and recreations of dinosaurs, which the kids really enjoyed. There is currently a section on one of the upper floors that is focused on "time" and it was very informative,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum last weekend with my wife. From the minute I walked in the place, I wanted to leave. It was extremely hot in there plus it smelled like a sewer. The museum is on the small side and didn't have a lot to keep my attention. Maybe if my son was with me I would have enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband visited here often as a kid, so he was excited to show our kids. They loved the Dinosaur fossils. The dioramas were a great point of discussion for our boys to see what the US looked like thousands of years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My kids love the place. The building is old but gorgeous. The dinosaurs are neat. It's a small museum but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Visited many times, and had my young son's birthday party there...the little kids loved it, especially if they are into dinosaurs! The event helper was awesome! Parking is a bit of an issue, but there are some limited spots available at the back/rear entrance of the museum, otherwise there is a parking structure a few blocks away. Many species of... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was a great introduction to natural museums! So much to see and read about! Great dinosaurs!! Do not miss this! It was hot, not sure if it has air condition or if it was broken.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Very nice natural history museum. Took a couple hours to go through but I'm sure you could spend much more time there. No fee for admittance, however they do except donation. Very well worth a nice donation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I brought my 10 and 13 year old children and my 93 year old grandma. Some of the exhibits were really interesting, others looked like they really needed an update. We probably would have been super impressed, except we have gone to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum a handful of times, and this definitely does not compare to that. For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The University of Michigan has a lot to be proud of with this museum. Their collection of dinosaur bones, skeletons, and fossils is very impressive. The have some minerals, but not really a huge collection. We were very lucky as we went there on a Sunday and found a place to park in a small lot at the museum that... More 

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