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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: +1 801-581-6927
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Description: As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...
As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries, fascinating gems and minerals found world-wide, preserved artifacts from Utah's prehistoric peoples, and stories told by the five Native nations that lie within the state's boundaries. Journey to the top of a three-story indoor Canyon. Wander through Utah's dinosaurs and animal life. Interact with earthquakes, erosion, and our Digital Globe to discover how the earth's surface and the Great Salt Lake have changed over time. Enjoy breath-taking views from our observatory deck. Hike the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Experience natural history as only Utah can reveal it. Enjoy beverages, lunch or a snack at the Museum Cafe. Shop the Museum Store for unique jewelry and gift items influenced by nature's design. Visitors with young kids will enjoy Our Backyard, an intimate, discovery-based environment that invites our pre-school visitors to experience natural history first hand!
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Five Floors of Fun

This newest version of the Natural History museum is awesome. I grew up in Utah and enjoyed many a summer program at the previous version. This new museum is so much better in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This newest version of the Natural History museum is awesome. I grew up in Utah and enjoyed many a summer program at the previous version. This new museum is so much better in its interactive nature, I think it will really inspire and open up science to future students. It's really too much to take in on a single visit... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

They did an amazing job on this building. Just the building is fun to see. Tons to look at inside, great for the kids. The view on the second level is amazing as well. Great place to spend a few hours.

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Coupeville, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wish there was more! Lots to see and depending on exhibits a great source of Utah's creatures, plants, etc. Worth a visit and go in the evening, I believe they have one night that stays open later to enjoy the sunset over the city. One of the best views ever!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have family in Ogden and make a point of getting up to the museum when we visit - it is very well done, has things for all interests and all ages. The Native voices section and dinosaur section are always favorites. Be sure to allow enough time. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Convenient, well laid out and educational. Close to University guest house with a free shuttle from Hotel..

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

They did an awesome job creating this space. I would recommend it for a date or family night out. They also have space to rent for parties or weddings with amazing views of the Great Salt Lake and SL valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Just a fantastic museum and the most spectacular integration of architecture , landscaping, and site I've ever experienced. There are places to step outside, and maybe it was a combo of the view from the mountain we were on with the impending storm, but the place brought you immediately and intimately in touch with the surrounding land. Vistas inside the... More 

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Provo, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went here today with our family there were some really fun and good parts other were a waste of time. I would suggest skipping the 5th floor I didn't like it, my wife on the other hand like it. It is all about native Americans. The 4th floor was about ok not great. The 3rd floor was the best.... More 

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Westport, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The dinosaur display is great and I loved the wall display if different ceratop skulls. The Extreme Mammals exhibit was excelled and we learned about some extinct and existing animals we had never heard about. The Native American section is a good introduction to the history and culture of different tribes in the region. We visited on a Saturday and... More 

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HAMILTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a great facility. Lots to see and experience. Wonderful presentations, lovely location. I have spent time in many great natural history museums including London and NYC and this museum is really impressive. Both my college aged son as well as my elementary school aged son had a great day there. Highly recommend!

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