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Amherst College Museum of Natural History, Amherst

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Amherst College Museum of Natural History reviews

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  • It is a wonderful first museum for young scientists. It is small and not overwhelming. A fine collection of relatable fossils and exhibits. It is doable in a short visit. Kids have limited... 
    It is a wonderful first museum for young scientists. It is small and not overwhelming. A fine collection of relatable fossils and exhibits. It is doable in a short visit. Kids have limited...  more »
  • This museum was originally a "time-filler" between activities while we were visiting our son at UMass for the weekend. Once we arrived at the museum, we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of... 
    This museum was originally a "time-filler" between activities while we were visiting our son at UMass for the weekend. Once we arrived at the museum, we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of...  more »
  • The museum is very well done and an exciting place to visit! The exhibits are designed to allow maximum viewing ability. The labels are very educational. Staff are helpful in answering questions... 
    The museum is very well done and an exciting place to visit! The exhibits are designed to allow maximum viewing ability. The labels are very educational. Staff are helpful in answering questions...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing collection! Three floors of dinosaur tracks, skeletons, preserved fossils, and more. While some call it small it’s definitely a very complete and diverse collection with lots of various well known specimens. I spent two hours in there just because we were on a time crunch when I visited, I could spend all day with the helpful staff and interesting specimens. I would recommend to anyone taking a trip out near Amherst. Worth every second and its free to the public!
  • Nice hidden gem with many amazing fossil and mineral specimens to see. Parking is free over the weekend on campus.
  • Lots of cool animals and rocks I had a good time with my mother grandfather and sister
  • Small but wonderful!!! Took my 6 yr old here who is obsessed with dinos. Really impressive Dunkleosteus skull. It's free to visit there and I'd say it took my 6 yr old and I about 40 minutes to enjoy it all and look inside all the drawers.
  • This is an incredible museum with lots of amazing fossils and displays.

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