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“For dinosaurs lovers” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Ranked #13 of 83 things to do in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Kelowna, Canada
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99 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“For dinosaurs lovers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Museum is not big like NY or Chicago, but has plenty of information for anyone who likes dinosaurs, fish, birds, etc.. I went during the week and had many groups of children and students of art.

Visited July 2013
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YPSILANTI
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Give the kids a camera”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

And see what interests them. Grandson loved the curio cabinet and the woolly mammoths. Granddaughters sized up the fossil whale jaws and talked with all the stuffed birds. Everyone loved the planetarium show.

Visited July 2012
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Webster, New York
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

My kids had a great time looking at the Dinosaur and Rock exhibits! Can easily do the whole museum in about an hour and a half. Planetarium is small but kids enjoyed the show. GREAT giftshop!

Visited April 2013
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Goshen, IN
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Well organized and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

I visited this museum on a Saturday morning and had no problems finding parking on a side street nearby (metered parking). If it was a busy day on campus it could be challenging to find parking nearby. The bus stop is right outside the museum if you want to take public transportation.

There are three floors of interesting exhibits. Highlights included the dinosaur area, animals of Michigan, and a temporary exhibit on race. Some of the exhibits seemed a little dated, but they seem to regularly be updating a few at a time. There were a lot of young families there was I was there, and a variety of hands-on presentations scheduled throughout the day targeted especially for children.

This is a free museum with a donation box inside the door for contributions. Suggested donation is $6. The planetarium show on the top floor requires purchasing tickets ahead of time, and it was not clear where to purchase them without asking (tickets are purchased in the gift shop off the lobby).

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

This is a free museum (donations accepted) at the University of Michigan. It has a fantastic display of Dinosaur skeletons and bones. The Museum is not overly large, and can be seen in just a few hours. Parking is tricky to find, as there is no parking close to the museum. But overall, a really great place to take the kids for a few hours.

Visited February 2013
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