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Natural History Museum of Utah

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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...more
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301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think the setting is beautiful but not impressed by the exhibits. I was surprised how new the museum is that it was not more inteactive.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 328lln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in paleontology this is the museum to visit. Their dinosaur exhibit is the best I’ve seen. Examples from digs in Utah are stored here and you can actually watch the university scientists at work examining and piecing together the bones. Fascinating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my two daughters here when they were in town for summer break. We had a fantastic time. I could seriously spend the entire day there and so could the kids. There are so many thing to do and to see. The displays change with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sherman R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is an impressive architectural achievement. It's built on shock-absorbers since it sits on the Wasatch fault. You enter into a huge high ceilinged room that evokes entering a canyon and you make your way from the top down. Exhibits include native American...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shows me why I love Utah :the history of Native people, the library of the land - turned my grandkids into conservationists - made for great conversations between us. Take my out of state friends there first thing - especially if they’re traveling. Great take...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank annemilliken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into museums, this one is a must. And in addition to the items on display, pay attention to the building and garden

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gadi57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new museum is a wonderful update from the old building on President's Circle in U of U's south campus. The flow is great, each exhibit leading almost seamlessly into the next. They feature rotating exhibitions that last from four to eight months. When we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank homebodytravelin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinosaur museum! Excellent exhibits for all ages. Volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly..... engaging to kids old and young. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tomwC4095ED
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice museum. They had lots of dinosaur bones and some indian costumes and jewelry. It was very clean and the staff very friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennifer w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to visit. I’m from Bozeman, MT and I feel pretty spoiled with the museum of the Rockies, but this museum was really fun. The design of the building is very unique. The layout of the museum is really easy to follow....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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13 September 2018|
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Response from az4985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this mueum is a must go. The dinosaur fossils are amazing and there are special temporary exhibits as well. When i went there was a cool viking exhibit. There are also areas you can walk around outside the museum.
Judy R
7 June 2018|
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Response from jerry c | Reviewed this property |
we always stay at the Home2 suites by Hilton salt lake city east. Its address is 2350 S. foothills drive. We have stayed here three times and it has always been great. Good luck and have fun.
31 July 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Our Location 301 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Open 7 Days 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesdays Happy Summer of '16!!!