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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0480
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Great little gem!

Took the grandkids here, they were thrilled to see such huge specimens on display! The museum... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
kargalvan
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Verona, Wisconsin
Wonderful surprise

Went on the recommendation of a friend. Who knew that AA was the home of one of the leading... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
upstate2
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rochester
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Exhibits include displays on prehistoric life with the most extensive dinosaur exhibits in the state of Michigan, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, geology, and a digital Planetarium. The Museum offers special activities for adults, families, and children that include public lectures, annual I.D. Days, Halloween parties, Discovery Days, and collaborations with regional libraries and other organizations.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1109 Geddes Ave, Ruthven Museums Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
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"dinosaur bones"
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"stuffed animals"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"four floors"
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"skeletal remains"
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"dinosaur floor"
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"the upper floors"
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"first floor"
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"gift shop"
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"old school"
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"kids and adults"
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"suggested donation"
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"nice collection"
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Took the grandkids here, they were thrilled to see such huge specimens on display! The museum houses dinosaur bones, many great displays of ancient life, three floors and lots to keep adults and kids entertained! Even some interactive areas. The museum is free, they accept...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Went on the recommendation of a friend. Who knew that AA was the home of one of the leading experts on mastodons. Excellent excellent fossil collection- which is much more interesting than you might think. Great kid tours too. Four floors of displays. Very glad...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Wonderful exhibits of the many evolutionary trails our ancestors travelled, as well as new specimens recently found here in Michigan, such as the Mastodon, make it a very interesting visit. Also take time to enjoy the indoor planetarium to see what's up in the current...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

And pretty much unchanged for the last several decades. Disappointing. This place is overdue for entering the current century. It once inspired me to pursue a life of scientific discovery, but I'm not sure it has the same appeal to the imagination of today's youth.

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Reviewed 18 December 2015

The artists in the university contributed to vivid models! And the scenes are like real. BTW the wolverine is so cute!

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Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you're visiting the University of Michigan, don't miss this surprisingly impressive museum. The student exhibits are very cool!

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a little gem in Ann Arbor that many people are not aware of. This museum only asks for donations and is a wonderful rainy afternoon or winter activity.

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

If you are interested in natural history, this museum is a must-see. The museum has three floors. Two are dedicated to geologic history and paleontology (dinosaurs, extinct mammals, early life on earth) with a particular emphasis on Michigan's natural history. The third floor focuses on...More

Thank Andrei S
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Was surprised at how nice a college museum can be. Had a good dinosaur exhibit and lots more to explore.

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

In an age where museums have to have trendy eye candy displays and science gets diluted in entertainment, this place has fought the trend. Unfortunately, it's boring. The themes of evolutionary progress, comparative anatomy, and diversity are there, but difficult to piece together. Add dark...More

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Scott M
28 November 2017|
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Was free with donation box near entrance/exit.
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26 February 2017|
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Response from Lori D | 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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Jenny F
25 February 2017|
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Yes, we have an unstaffed coat room available.
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