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BYU Museum of Paleontology

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Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
Phone Number: (801) 422-3680
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Great dinosaurs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Jerry S
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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.

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Provo, Utah
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13 attraction reviews
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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.

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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.

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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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Raleigh
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

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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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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Utah
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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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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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