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BYU Museum of Paleontology

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Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
Phone Number: (801) 422-3680
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Next time your 8 yr old is with you, go to this museum because they have it all right out in the open so you can see it, handle it, and stick your head in it. Wonderful display of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron B
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Orem, Utah
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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next time your 8 yr old is with you, go to this museum because they have it all right out in the open so you can see it, handle it, and stick your head in it. Wonderful display of ancient earth history presented in an interesting and educational display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's REALLY small, it only took us about 20 minutes to walk through but the kids loved it. We'd go back! It's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I was really surprised when I visited this Museum. It is a little jewel right next to the BYU Stadium. Neat exhibit that will definitely be interesting in those interested in Dinosaurs. Make sure you check the times - the please is FREE.... What a deal. Other places you would have to pay $15 plus for. Great Family activity. plan... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Really interesting specimen of three early crocodile like animal alone was worth the time. Granted its a rather small exhibit area if pressed for time in the Provo area check out the Thanksgiving Point museum first.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Not having been to Utah before and having some time to kill in Provo, we decided to take in the BYU Museum of Paleontology. We'd never heard of "Dinosaur Jim", but we were impressed when we'd read he'd "amassed over 100 tons of fossils that was temporarily stored under the football stadium." There must have been a lot of it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Museum is well laid out and exhibits labeled with good information. I was fortunate to request a tour by one of the Paleontologists. If was so informative and interesting. My 14 year old loved everything about it.

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Orem, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

There really isn't much to see here and it's a very small museum, but if you like dinosaurs and you have some time to kill at BYU it's a good place to go. Plus it's free, which is nice. If you really want to see some amazing dinosaurs, check out the Museum of Ancient Life, about 30 minutes North in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The five year olds said aloud what I was feeling inside: "Tee Wex! Tee Wex! Tee Wex!" This is not aimed at any age group. It puts the rocks, fossils, and information out for all ages to enjoy and was a real treat. Come and see the home of Dinosaur Jim!

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are amazing fossils that are so big you have to take a picture of yourself next to them for scale. You can also see students and others working on fossils in the lab. I'm not sure if they are always there, I was there around 2pm on a Wednesday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We enjoyed this superb BYU Museum of Paleontology. They have such great dinosaurs there to see, We also saw the lab area. The museum is free; donations are accepted if one wishes. There is also free parking, This is a fascinating and well done museum. It will take less than an hour to see but the entire place is very... More 

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