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Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
Phone Number: (801) 422-3680
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Surprise for young paleontologists

The Museum is well laid out and exhibits labeled with good information. I was fortunate to request a tour by one of the Paleontologists. If was so informative and interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not having been to Utah before and having some time to kill in Provo, we decided to take in the BYU Museum of Paleontology. We'd never heard of "Dinosaur Jim", but we were impressed when we'd read he'd "amassed over 100 tons of fossils that was temporarily stored under the football stadium." There must have been a lot of it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Museum is well laid out and exhibits labeled with good information. I was fortunate to request a tour by one of the Paleontologists. If was so informative and interesting. My 14 year old loved everything about it.

Thank BYUlady
Orem, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There really isn't much to see here and it's a very small museum, but if you like dinosaurs and you have some time to kill at BYU it's a good place to go. Plus it's free, which is nice. If you really want to see some amazing dinosaurs, check out the Museum of Ancient Life, about 30 minutes North in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The five year olds said aloud what I was feeling inside: "Tee Wex! Tee Wex! Tee Wex!" This is not aimed at any age group. It puts the rocks, fossils, and information out for all ages to enjoy and was a real treat. Come and see the home of Dinosaur Jim!

Thank zzzptm
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are amazing fossils that are so big you have to take a picture of yourself next to them for scale. You can also see students and others working on fossils in the lab. I'm not sure if they are always there, I was there around 2pm on a Wednesday.

Thank Dei37
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed this superb BYU Museum of Paleontology. They have such great dinosaurs there to see, We also saw the lab area. The museum is free; donations are accepted if one wishes. There is also free parking, This is a fascinating and well done museum. It will take less than an hour to see but the entire place is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great large-scale dinosaur exhibits for a small-scale museum. Every child will love seeing their favorite dinosaurs. Old people also love it. Doesn't take long to get through it. Just the right size.

Thank Jerry S
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum gets better and better. It's small enough children won't get bored, but has really fascinating exhibits. Painless education.

Thank sfsande
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had been to most of the BUY Museums and each was fascinating. I wasn't sure what to expect of this one, but it was interesting and I am glad I took the opportunity to see it. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Vicki I
Washington, Utah
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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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