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BYU Museum of Paleontology

Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
Phone Number: (801) 422-3680
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Provo
Type: Museums
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Washington, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This museum, though small, has an excellent collection of wonderful specimens. I used to go here as a child many years ago, and i find it still has the same charm now that i am grown. My favorite thing is the dunkleosteus skull, one of the most magnificent animals to ever swim any sea.

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are numerous life-size models as well as actual fossils. The fossils are both behind glass and some for touching. You can also watch students work on fossils. There is very good information provided with the displays that is not too wordy and gives you the information succinctly. The museum is free but donations are welcome. You can spend about... More 

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Ogden, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is free, which is a plus from the start. It is very small, but there is a lot to see. You are able to get up close to the exhibits and the dinosaurs, and even touch some of the items on display, which makes this museum more interesting to my children than some of the larger museums. The... More 

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Provo, Utah
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This museum sounds pretty cool, but then you go there... This museum is tiny, and has very few things to see or do. There are maybe four rooms and maybe almost that many full skeletons. I absolutely love dinosaurs, but I guess bone fragments and museum history don't really appeal to me. I recommend not wasting your time with this... More 

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Camarillo, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is a fun free attraction next to the BYU football stadium, with lots to see. It might have been nice to have been greeted by someone, but on the other hand, we enjoyed wandering freely through the place with no disruptions.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

So the museum itself is small but there is a lot of information to peruse. My five year old son loved getting more of a grasp of the size of some the skeletal systems. The observation area of the workers was interesting and brought the whole concept "home" for the kids. A great experience, short or long. Oh and its... More 

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Draper, Virginia
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39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I didn't think I'd like looking at dinosaur bones as much as I did, but the displays were very well done and informative. One of the student curators was very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a fun stop for the kids, the visit takes maybe a little longer than an hour or so. Again, it is free and the kids get a huge kick out of seeing all of the dino stuff. It was not very busy either which made it nice, we could move at our own pace.

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Orem, Utah
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29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This dinosaur museum is fun, entertaining and with a group you can arraign a private tour. It is great to have a Paleontology student guide you through the age of dinosaurs. You can stand up close and personal.

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South Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Great dinosaur museum. If you have an hour, it's worth the visit. Located across from the football stadium. If you like fossils, it's a must!

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