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BYU Museum of Paleontology

1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
(801) 422-3680
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Provo
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 5, 2014
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Provo, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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73 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Cardston, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Our grandchildren loved it. Amazing dinosaur finds in Utah! You can watch paleontologists at work. Good photo opportunities.

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Martinez, California
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This was one of the coolest museums we went to regarding Paleontology. It is the top 5 in the world for the Jurassic period. Also got to watch the students actually work with the fossils. It's free and worth the stop.

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Lehi, Utah
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51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great full-sized displays. FREE ADMISSION. You can look into a real paleontology lab. We were even invited into the back room to see the storage of thousands of amazing dinosaur fossils. You can see it all in about 30 minutes, so it's perfect for the attention span of old and young alike. Lots of great opportunities for photographs up close... More

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