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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very beautifully displayed. There are dioramas of flora and fauna that might have existed millions of years ago in specific places. The museum provides a great educative experience especially in evolution; starting from microbes, the organisms are displayed as per the taxonomy up to modern man. I recommend it highly for the school and college students of biology. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

What a great museum, especially considering it's free (although donations are encouraged). The first floor is full of fossil replicas that help to explain (show evidence of) evolution, the second floor displays animals found in Michigan, and the third floor houses gems and hands-on exhibits. There's a lot of information written on the placards in the displays, and there's a... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is simply AMAZING. I have been to the Field Museum in Chicago on several occasions, and although this is a fraction of what is on display at Field Museum, I was amazed to see the exhibits and details that connect the exhibits to on-going research at University of Michigan. They have a many dinosaur bones and casts, whale skeletons,... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This museum is on the university's campus so I was expecting something small and without a lot of exhibits or information. I was completely wrong! This museum is amazing! First of all, the museum has plenty of parking around it (which is rare for a university's museum in a big city). It has four floors and has everything from fossils... More 

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