University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor

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  • 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 thin...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 enjo...  more »
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  • We like the museum but the planetarium I want to warn you is NOT kid friendly or shall say the people giving presentations. My 5 year old was completely amazed by it, he would giggle a little mind you not loud, I wouldn’t have brought him in if he was loud to disrupt anyone, also he would say wow, cool! When things are shown again he used an inside voice but he was amazed by it and the rude guy presenting scolded him twice to be quiet that it’s disruptive and s third time he signaled to my son to zip it again when he was whispering to me to look at something that interested him so my son couldn’t be excited to learn here and couldn’t even whisper.. actually the presenter was louder when scolding my son so he was the one being disruptive. Apparently kids can’t go in and be amazed at what they see or well express it for that matter. It’s not like he was acting up, screaming or throwing a tantrum because I would have walked him out if he was. I think this was the worst experience we have had here and won’t be back because of it. Kids can’t be excited to learn here which is sad. Here is a tip, don’t hire people who are not kid friendly. We were sitting closest to the man presenting at the time which is why he was able to hear him at all. After the show we had a couple other people approach us and complimented how adorable our son was and that it was great as to how amazed he was and how rude the student was giving the presentation. Why is this even acceptable here?
  • Great place. Has a lot to offer. Much more detailed info with each exhibit. Looks like students do join to learn. Loved it. Parking is limited but available in the back.
  • Looks like a small place from outside but it's absolutely mind blowing from inside. Lots of stuff packed into a really small place -- there's a new item to view just when you think it's done. Very interesting place, highly recommended.
  • Wounderful place to explore with the kids. Lots to see and do. Can't wait fir the new one to open.
  • Love coming here, it's not huge, easy to get through it without getting worn out. There's an emphasis on Michigan.

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