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Plan a day of FREE family fun and learn about science and history at the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor.
The Museum of Natural History at the University of Michigan is a museum must. The recently renovated museum offers three stories of breath-taking exhibits featuring life-size dinosaur fossils, natural life and a planetarium. All of the exhibits have hands-on components featuring textures or touch-screens, making it a fun experience for kids and a less stressful experience for parents.
What stands out most when you visit the museum is the Nature Labs. The drop-in spaces offer kids the opportunity to step into the role of scientist and follow step-by-step instructions for experiments that feel like a craft but are very educational. The projects are compelling for all ages but simple enough for toddlers to participate. If you want to inspire your child’s love for STEAM, this is the place to visit.
What You Need To Know:
- Admission to the museum is always FREE and open daily
- There is a cafeteria on the main floor
Start Making Plans
- Ages: All ages! You’re never too young to appreciate science – especially dinosaurs
- Cost: FREE
- Parking: Palmer Parking Structure (200 Palmer Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109) costs $1.80 per hour and parking is free in Ann Arbor on Sunday.
- Time: Plan to be there for at least an hour
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..