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Art Museum
“UMMA is free to check out, always has an interesting exhibits. Plan on at least an hour to walk through. UMMA is on campus, easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping.”
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Museum
“Fun for all ages! This a fun and entertaining place where you can see how things work up close and personal. They have a hands ON policy!”
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History Museum
“Nice place to visit, it’s not an overwhelming museum, you can spend an hour- to three hours, depending on your interest. Donation accepted, no charge for entry”
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Museum
“The Hall of Evolution on the second floor displays exhibits on evolution and prehistoric life, including fossils, models, and dioramas of dinosaurs, ancient whales, mastodons, and other organisms. It is the largest collection on prehistoric life in Michigan. The Michigan Wildlife Gallery on the third floor displays exhibits on birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, plants, and fungi native to the Great Lakes. There are taxidermy specimens, exhibits on habitats, and displays about regional environmental problems. A mastodon trackway, the largest on display in the world, is part of this exhibit. The Anthropology Displays feature exhibits on anthropology, and include artifacts from human cultures around the world. The Geology Displays on the fourth floor feature a collection of the several rocks and minerals.”
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History Museum
“University of Michigan's Archaeology museum had a complete renovation in the last few years. It is a pretty special place in a historic building”
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Library
“If you need a place to rest during your walk around downtown this library is AMAZING! Awesome kids programs, adult programs, and comfy seats to rest & read in.”
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Museum
“Rescued birds of prey and other animals adopted by locals. A gem in our town for sure.”
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Library
“Soak in some of U of Michigan's most iconic locations. It looks like a museum, but students actually still use this space to study law!”
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Library
“Open 24/7 to students, to 12 with the public. Connected to Michigan Graduate Library via third floor. ”
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Museum
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Library
“A great branch of the Library! Nice, quiet reading room. Decent book and video selection.”
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Museum
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Library
“The library is a beautiful building, but our favorite date night activity is to sit on the green (The Diag) and have a picnic! Great people watching--everything from frisbee, cute dogs, students studying in hammocks, Acro yoga practice, and even some slackliners! ”
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Library
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