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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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+1 801-581-6927
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...

As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries.

Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!

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Dinos, dinos, and more dinos!

Knocked out by the dinosaur and ancient life exhibit! WOW! This is a must see for the dinosaur loving kiddos--and adults, too. The ability to watch the lab folks cleaning and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Knocked out by the dinosaur and ancient life exhibit! WOW! This is a must see for the dinosaur loving kiddos--and adults, too. The ability to watch the lab folks cleaning and exposing the fossils from rock that hosted them was unique and instructive. It is so painstaking. This is my first visit since the museum was overhauled and it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the museum as it was not a ski day - too much rain. First the location and design of the museum are great. It has a nice flow. The exhibits are thoughtful, well done and numerous. It is a great place for adults as well as parents with children. We woul highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After ski injury we looked for inside things to do and decided on this museum, so Glad we did! Adults, college kids and Tweens. It was a great exhibit. The dinosaurs and Native American collections were amazing! This is a must see place! We will go back again next time we're in town. Could have spent all day talking to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down, this is my family's favorite museum to visit in Salt Lake City. There is something for everyone to enjoy from dinosaurs to ancient artifacts to hands on exhibits. I learn something every time I visit, and I always bring visiting family and friends here, especially in the colder months when you need a break from skiing. We easily... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a full day and love history and museum's this is the spot. Building first off is beautiful outside. The dinosaur bones blew me away, so many horned dinosaur skulls! I believe it's the biggest or one of the largest in the world. The Native American exhibit they had was great, definitely need to visit it more thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here as a family at least once a year. They have interchanging exhibits that are always interesting. The massive glass wall of butterflies is probably my favorite. My kid loves the hands on interaction the exhibits have. Not to mention going on the roof and seeing all of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best presented museums I've been to. Very thoughtful lay-out that is not confusing to follow. Phenomenal collections available for view. In addition to the collections that get all the attention, there is an excellent native American collection here. The best part are the windows into the working parts of the museum to see new fossils,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was really fun when we went there. There was alot to explore and do. Some of the exhibits were not as interactive as I thought they would be and my son got bored quicker than my daughter. However, overall a great time. Will go again when our youngest is old enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Older lady with two adult "children" spent a very pleasant afternoon exploring this fine museum. We found most areas of the museum quite interesting, but especially enjoyed the interactive areas. We saved the poison exhibit for last and weren't disappointed.....the museum was closing or we would have spent much, much more time there. The fee is a bit pricey, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is family friendly as well as intellectually stimulating. Adults and children of all ages will find information, displays and activities of interest. Highly recommend enjoying each floor all the way to the top of the building. Wonderful Salt Lake City treasure.

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