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Each year, the University of Michigan’s Museum of Natural History opens its doors to over 100,000 patrons. Located right on the U of M campus, The Museum of Natural History holds exhibits ranging from prehistoric life to a Planetarium; geology exhibits to a butterfly garden. With the museum’s free admission, it’s no wonder that students and faculty alike take advantage of all the museum has to offer.

Not only does the museum host the state’s only full skeletal dinosaur, but the Museum of Natural History has one of the largest and most extensive public planetariums in the country. For only $5, the planetarium opens its doors for patrons to see the display of bright stars, constellations, planets, and other objects in the night sky. 

What can you look forward to as the summer comes to a close at the Museum of Natural History? Through August 11th, “Race: Are we so different?” a temporary exhibit will be on display. Take part in a dialogue about race and learn more about our similarities. Also, a special hands on demonstration on the Evolution of Whales takes place every day at 11:00 that you will not want to miss!

So come to see the unique displays, hang out in the Science Café, or take a gaze at the stars. You will not run out of things to discover and learn at the Museum of Natural History.

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