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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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Worth going to the Natural History Museum if just to see the fabulous contemporary architecture! Don't miss a floor; every exhibit is interesting and displayed in such a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Worth going to the Natural History Museum if just to see the fabulous contemporary architecture! Don't miss a floor; every exhibit is interesting and displayed in such a beautiful way. Loved the open windows to the museum storage and workers at tables , giving you a behind the scenes view. The museum is wonderful for all ages! Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My son really wanted to go to this museum and I am so glad we did. It was great for my entire family - young kids and grandparents. I recommend over any other museums I have been to.

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Pittsburgh, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This museum is not huge (compared to some of the gigantic, East Coast museums), but it has quite a few unique exhibits and a well organized, Utah-centric focus that was very informative and enjoyable. The building and location, themselves, are also quite beautiful. A must-see if you are interested in the paleontology or anthropology of the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a wonderful museum. We got a membership and have taken grandkids ranging from 3 to 13. There is something for all ages. Their special exhibits are special. We enjoy this museum whenever we can.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I live next to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, my favorite museum in the world. Since the AMNH has the largest and arguably best display of dinosaur bones anywhere, I approached the much-lauded displays at the Natural History Museum of Utah with a bit of skepticism. But let me tell you: they are absolutely fantastic. The... More 

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Delta, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Traveled with my family to the Natural History Museum for the first time ever. I was hoping for a cool experience and I was NOT disappointed! The museum is a labyrinth of 5 floors which wind and weave and keep you engrossed at every foot-step. We went from learning about the Native Americans to Dinosaurs to Extreme Mammals(special exhibit)! Each... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My daughter took me to the cheese & fondue expo. It was amazing. We had fun learning how to make cheese & chocolate fondue and then browsed the expo. Amazing selection of local Utah cheeses and chocolates .

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I loved the geological time graphs and displays. There is a whole wall of dinosaur head skulls, delightful. The entire museum is kid-friendly, easy to walk thru, full of great information. And there is a coffee bar, with treats. Beautiful architecture, reflecting the open sunniness of Utah. I hope you do stop by.

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montgomery alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The museum is very well laid out, with fabulous displays of utahs unique natural history. There is a fabulous dinosaur exhibit as well. There are many interactive displays, most of which are placed at child level. The visit was made less enjoyable by the screaming, kids running all over the building without obvious adult supervision. We almost left because of... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Took three kids (ages 4, 7, and 10) and all found something great to enjoy in this museum. The dinosaur displays were as good as any I've seen. The areas of Utah natural and native history were also top notch. Extreme Mammals was on display when we visited and we had to go back to it 3 times. Highly recommended.

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