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Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum

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Address: 155 East Main, Price, UT 84501
Phone Number: +1 800-817-9949
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well...

This museum has a Hall of Archaeology, and a Hall of Paleontology as well as a delightful Discovery Area where children can dig for dinosaur bones , play in a pithouse or choose from many games, puppets and printed materials. The museum's Observation Labs enable the visitor to view the "behind the scenes" processes and speak one-on-one with a preparator. LIVE feedings of the museum "critters", an alligator, soft-shelled turtle and a monitor lizard takes place every Friday promptly at 4:00 pm. (General admission fees apply).

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What a nice place to take the kids. My children loved learning about the historical nature of Dinosaurs. I would recommend this place for other families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
N O
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Taylorsville, Utah
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Price, Utah
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What they have is very interesting but not up graded very often. There is no "sparkle" to their displays and nothing much for kids to handle or touch. I think after a brief tour, there is no reason to see the museum for a couple of years when something new is introduced.

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Thank Thomas M
Taylorsville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place to take the kids. My children loved learning about the historical nature of Dinosaurs. I would recommend this place for other families.

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Thank N O
Baja California, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Price is a small town not much atractions so this is a must! Nice place you lesrn much , its. Very quiet. Cant belive of the bones are real I wish they had a tour guide becuase there is much to learn there

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Thank CTRbaja
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

this museum is fun for the kids...lots to see...lots to learn. there is a dig em in the sand pit, a table to sit & color on, puzzels & more...2 floors to see...has an elevator...sit in the indian tent, see their campfire & more...see fossils...lots of exhibits.. gift shop...books & more. inside bathroom...tons of parking...would recommend to stop by.

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Murray, Utah
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87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

nice staff. quiet place. many things to see. but not as substantive as the one in salt lake city. all in all like the place.

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Thank yyyzzz_utah
Price, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

They do update the exhibits off and on, however as I live in Price, not too much new to visit more than 2 times a year. Their Artists showing featuring different Artists throughout the year is great. There is a potential to make that into a community event, dinner, wine, cheese etc that could be fun with a cost of... More 

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Parker
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I love fossils and enjoyed this museum. They are constantly updating and the newest exhibits are great!

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Thank Kim L
Murray, Utah
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We dropped by to stretch our legs before continuing our journey east. The museum is larger than expected and it boasts a LOT of local Indian artifacts and many fossils. Kids are sure to love it becaus of the assembled skeletons and reproductions. They put a lot of time and money into creating a lot of exhibits. We got involved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Really fun exhibit with info and artifacts. Great way to spend a couple hours. Have a cute children's area. Our 7 year old had a great time as did the adults in our group

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Thank Samantha L
Central Arizona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is one of the most wonderful places to visit while in Price. It has wonderul exhibits and I continue to learn whenever I return. I wll continue to visit the museum when I visit Price. Not too big but an all around great experience.

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