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Its free, and marvelous. I went there a few times, from my children's birthday visiting to just wondering in. It's amazing such a fantastic dinosaur and mineral collections are right here and anybody can just wander in and out.
I have lived in amherst for almost 40 years and this was my first visit to the AC Natural History museum. Very, very well done.
Although the number of fossils, skeletons, and exhibits were small, the quality was superb. The skeletons were of an interesting...More
This museum is great! They house the largest collection of dinosaur footprints in the country, as well as interesting skeletal exhibits (including a mammoth, triceratops and tyrannosaurus,) and mineral exhibits. Our student tour guide was engaging and entertaining, and able to answer all of our...More
This free museum is well worth the time if you're in the area. It's part of Amherst College campus. You'll need to park in one of the town lots or campus visitor lots and walk a little bit, but it's definitely worth it. If you...More
I loved this museum. I was greeted by a student, Rilla McKeegan who was friendly and very knowledgeable of the artifacts in the museum. This is quiet the collection of dinosaurs from a mammoth to a dire wolf. Dont forget to walk out to the...More
The collection of more than 1,700 specimens on display tell the history of an evolving landscape and plant and animal species in Western Massachusetts and much of New England back into deep time. It is an amazing collection and it adds to a much deeper...More
I don't think most folks in Amherst have visited the museum, but they should! There are amazing fossil displays of early horses in the Americas (disproving the theory that horses came here from Europe or even Asia). It is well laid out and well curated....More
This museum is a very decent collection of prehistoric fossils and footprints. The lowest floor is devoted to dinosaurs and early reptiles and amphibians. The main floor focuses on prehistoric mammals and extinct birds. Top floor looks at topography, plate tectonics and geological formations related...More
We found this free hidden gem on Trip advisor and our kids LOVED it! The fossils, stones, and drawers were a big hit! Special thanks to Fred who showed my kids some shark and monkey fossils after seeing their stuffed animals!! Such a fun treat...More
The Mead is a stand alone museum par excellence. Similar to, but better than, in my opinion, the Redpath museum at McGill. Old displays of fossils are backed up by drawer after drawer of fossils that just don't have the space for prominent display. Just...More