The first museum I visited was the Natural History Museum. It has been a while since I'd been there and since I've taken enough pictures from the outside, I decided to get some pictures from the inside for a change.
At the front of the museum is a pair of lion statues.
As you can see, it was still pretty rainy.
As you enter the building, you are greeted by a pretty cool looking dome.
A representation of North America from space.
Figures that Michigan would be covered with clouds when this was taken.
The various tools of a paleontologist.
A model of one of the dinosaurs.
The skull of a tyranosaurus rex.
I think this is the skeleton of a mastadon.
The head of an allosaur.
I'm not sure what this is the skull of.
I believe this was a predecessor to the velociraptor.
Not sure what kind of dinosaur is.
It wouldn't be a University of Michigan museum without some kind of representation of a wolverine.
I think they did a decent job of capturing its nastiness.
Pulled out a little bit.
A kirtland warbler.
One more shot of the wolverine. It was tough to get a decent picture of him through the glass.
This is a missisaugua rattlesnake. I believe this is the only venomous animal that is native to Michigan.
Since I have such a hard time getting a picture of a cardinal, I figured this would be a good chance.
Same with a blue jay.
I don't have problems getting pictures of painted turtles, but I like them...so here goes.
This is a petoskey stone which is Michigan's state stone.
A bald eagle.
They also have a few stones on the next story but I'm not sure what they are.
I think this is an example of fluorite.
I don't remember what kind of stone this is but I liked the looks of it.
I think this is a martin which is related to the wolverine.
This is a grey wolf. They've been making a comeback and our intelligent folks in the state goverment decided this would be a good opportunity to hunt them again.