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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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the museum used to be in a vintage building on the University campus and they never had the room to display their amazing collections. Minerals in a mining state, Native American... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Not pricey. Well designed, but not quite as in depth as I would have liked. Many school groups visit and it would be well suited to those groups.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

the museum used to be in a vintage building on the University campus and they never had the room to display their amazing collections. Minerals in a mining state, Native American in an state with a unique pueblo culture that predates Anasazi, and DINOSAURS! the dino exhibit is brilliant concept and lovely execution.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Exciting architecture in the foothills and excellent introduction to the regions natural history. Dinosaurs, geology, gems, and ancient pottery. An excellent collection.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We love the set up of this museum. We like to start at the bottom and move up to the top. There is a gradual ramp that leads from one exhibit to the next. Even if we come once or twice a year, my kids never want to leave.

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Dunedin, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The good news: This is a first-rate museum with fantastic exhibits of the timeline of the SLC basin and around---the prehistoric dinorsaur full-size displays are top-notch! Now here comes the BAD NEWS: the museum appears to be run by intern college students guiding groups of swarming groups out-of-control young kids that was so disruptive to our visit we have to... More 

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Woodway, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Only museum with 14 horned dino skulls! $9 Sr.ticket. Since I am dino freak, I loved it! God has made awesome & powerful animals. Close to Red Butte Garden with beautiful flowers (great pics).

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,597 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We very much enjoyed our superb visit to Natural History Museum of Utah. The building (Rio Tinto Center) is stunning with its copper finish. The staff was helpful when we purchased our tickets and let us know to take the elevators up to the top floor and then work our way down. We first went outside and saw the stunning... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed this beautiful building with its marvelous views. Enjoyed the cafe and the exhibits, especially the native american voices, the salt lake city exhibit and the Mammals show right now. Fun way to spend 2-3 hours.

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I got there right when it opened and there were a lot of school children, so I just made my way to the top and went down. A few of the kids did the same, but they were well behaved. The museum is quite interesting. Take the time to read the plaques and you'll learn a lot.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a new facility, with architecture that clearly expresses the grandeur and colors and angles of the Utah terrain. Very well done and a wonderful "feel good" experience just to be in the building. We had only about an hour before closing, so focused on the dinosaur display. In our home town of NYC this exhibit would be crammed... More 

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Additional Information about Natural History Museum of Utah

Address: 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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