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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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Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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great display of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals

This is a new museum built in the past five years or so. It was funded largely by Rio Tinto mining company and so it has a very strong emphasis on the geology and prehistory of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Spring Creek, Nevada

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a new museum built in the past five years or so. It was funded largely by Rio Tinto mining company and so it has a very strong emphasis on the geology and prehistory of Utah. If you are not a fan of horned dinosaurs, some of the presentations may seems overkill but if you are into them the... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Museum has very good collection of dinosaurs and other collections. Very good attraction for children with lots of hands-on stuff to do.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is very well done. My teenage kids ands I geeked out at the dinosaurs - best ceratopian display anywhere and much much more in the dinosaur area. Then there is so much more to see in all areas of life science! As far as educational -this museum does it right! Total immersion experience -you can even smell the... More 

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Oceanside, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We spent the day in SLC and at the NH Museum. It brought back a lot of childhood memories. I'd really recommend it for families. So much information and a chance to see Dinosaurs. Always a favorite.

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You really need half a day to see and experience this museum. You can also sometimes find a discount coupon online. You just have to remember to take it with you. This is one of the best museums I've been to. It has a lot to see and a lot of interactive displays for all ages. Many of the displays... More 

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Kentwood, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is awesome ! All the staff there were knowledgeable and very friendly. The exhibits and info on every corner was a great way to read your way through the process of everything with its history to boot!. I wish I had enough room to list everything.. You can even have a snack with drinks outside under the umbrella... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! What an amazing museum. My family of four loved all of it. Even our teenage kids, who are a little harder to please as they get older, loved it. We had a great meal in the cafe too. Don't miss the very top where you get a great view and can even take a minute to rest on their... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a great place to visit. Plan on spending a day there because there are a lot of exhibits to learn about. Quite a few of them are interactive for the young children to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We are members. We attended a special BBQ & bluegrass music event and open house. If you have never taken a guided tour of this amazing place, then I recommend you do so first, before exploring on your own. You will have a much better understanding of what this facility is all about and what it does - actually does!... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My three children (two teens, one elementary age) enjoyed our visit to the Natural History Museum. There are five floors of exhibits. We opted to start at the top and work our way back down to the main floor. This worked out really well for us. The top floor might be considered the least exciting, but as we worked our... More 

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Additional Information about Natural History Museum of Utah

Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: +1 801-581-6927
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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