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Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 581-6927
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$29*
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94%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A very well staged and informative museum. We were fortunate to be there for a "behind the scenes" event and it was great to meet some of the staff and volunteers and have questions answered immediately. Great for adults and kids.

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Utah
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This beautifully designed museum is a visual delight from the roadway approach to the entire interior. It is set onto the mountain bench in a manner which Frank Lloyd Wright would have appreciated and which then offers grand views from large platforms of the Salt Lake Valley, Great Salt Lake, Kennecott Copper Mine and the Oquirrh Moutains across the valley.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We took our almost one and a half year old daughter and she enjoyed the ramps between floors, digging in the sand meant for uncovering dinosaur bones, and the interactive water exhibits. The part of the dinosaur exhibit where you look down at bones beneath you scared her a bit. It was worth walking through even if we were only... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had an excellent and educational time at the Natural History Museum of Utah. It was very well laid out and contained wonderful displays and information from dinosaurs to current day. I highly recommended that you pay the extra dollar to get a guided tour of the special exhibit, which was about horses from prehistoric times to current day uses... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots of dinosaurs. My kids loved the water exhibit on the great salt lake. Some hands on info about flood zones, etc. We went during the chocolate exhibit. They also like the rocks and stones. There are several hands-on exhibits. Probably 3 and up. Younger than that would be difficult. Stroller friendly.

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salt lake city
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Thoughtfully designed, exquisitely executed museum. Even if you don't "get" natural history, there will be something here to engage you. And the building itself is a work of art with beautiful views of the Salt Lake valley. And this place is not just for kids. We take our adult friends there and have a great time.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very nice Museum, The lay out is easy to see all of the museum, Great view from the top, Parking was east and free, the snack bar was ok for quick snacks. Nice place to go on a hot day

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A bit expensive for admission, but lots to see and learn about for ALL ages and interests. Took my 5 year old niece, 8 year old nephew, and 17 year old special needs brother and we ALL had a great time. Fun hands on exhibits for the kids and beatifully done displays and information. We played for hours and all... More

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Portland, Maine, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My friends and I spent an afternoon at the Natural History Museum of Utah. We had a good lunch from their cafe. Then saw the dinosaur exhibit and the special horse exhibit and had a wonderful time.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is an excellent museum if you are relatively local, but if you have limited time I would advise passing. There are many fine Natural History Museums across the country. However, keep in mind if you are interested in paleontology Utah is an absolute treasure trove in this area with new dinosaur species finds happening, it seems, every few months.... More

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