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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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Currently closed for the upcoming move (to reopen in April 2019

I remember this museum when I came here as a child (my parents were attending the U-M for advanced... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Ann Arbor
Unplanned trip

Had family in town and they wanted to go. I used to work on campus and didn't know it was there... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Dave A
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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The museum is closed while we move 4 billion years of natural history to our new home right next door. The new museum will reopen in the spring of 2019 where visitors will be able to observe real working laboratories, experience Life through the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1109 Geddes Ave, Biological Science Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
+1 734-764-0480
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I remember this museum when I came here as a child (my parents were attending the U-M for advanced degrees), as a college student, and more recently as a grown-up with a teenage daughter. The Ruthven Museum is currently closed as of December 2017, and...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Had family in town and they wanted to go. I used to work on campus and didn't know it was there . We were there on their last day in that location. Not very big but a nice collection of different things to see and...More

3  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This free museum is well worth a visit. I was in town a short time and I’m so glad I popped in to see the exhibits.

Thank Allison92187
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Can't believe they don't charge admission here! It's FREE! There are really fun, educational exhibit on dinosaurs. There aren't many interactive exhibits for kids, but as 20-somethings, we really enjoyed it. We spent about two hours here, and half of that time was on the...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We took a family (of OLD sisters! so the categories provided really don't fit our group) visit here, and really had a nice time. A lot to see and experience. If you love fossils, this is the place for you! So many to see, and...More

Thank MyTwoCent s
Reviewed 20 November 2017

If you've never been to the old UM Museum of Natural History, squeeze in a visit soon. They'll be closing on December 31, 2017, in preparation for their move to a new building in 2018. Some of the exhibits are old (but dinosaurs and mammoths...More

Thank acedaughter
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lots to see. Good explanations for the neophyte and those more knowledgeable. Easy to get around the exhibits--avoids excessive electronics while still being modern.

Thank Worlds_of_Wonder
Reviewed 7 September 2017

50 years ago we brought our children, now our grabpndkids. The lure of dinosaurs remains strong. Much else to see too. I love the planetarium.

Thank Momma_B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Children will love this place. Great attraction for all season, specially for summer camp, when you can introducte your kid in science

Thank Liana F
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went to museum while in the area. Great museum with dinosaur bones history and displays of their habitats. Different animals that lived in the state of Michigan. Good for children ages 3 and up.

Thank Billy O
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Scott M
28 November 2017|
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Response from Worlds_of_Wonder | Reviewed this property |
Was free with donation box near entrance/exit.
26 February 2017|
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.
Jenny F
25 February 2017|
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Response from Lori D | Property representative |
Yes, we have an unstaffed coat room available.