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Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
Phone Number: (801) 422-3680
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TEE WEX!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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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!

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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.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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.

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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.

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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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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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