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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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Fun and Small

This small museum is fun for little kids, it’s not overwhelming but they get to see dinosaur bones and complete skeletons. And it’s free! While you are visiting this museum you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum is fun for little kids, it’s not overwhelming but they get to see dinosaur bones and complete skeletons. And it’s free! While you are visiting this museum you can also visit the other museums in the BYU campus, they are all a few driving minutes from each other. You can also get some good ice cream from... More 

Thank Carsgonnagetyou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While this is not a huge museum, it is great! I first went for a class, but loved it so much I took my family back at a later date. Even if you are not a dinosaur fan you will love this! My father is a hunter and loved this. Children would love this too!

Thank Corey T
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Turn the corner from the entrance to this museum and an allosaurus is about to eat you. The number of full-sized and complete skeletons they've managed to cram into this small space is truly amazing. Plus you can watch lab work being done through a large window. It's an intimate setting and free. Well worth visiting.

Thank Michael S
Newton, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We were looking for things to do for an upcoming trip to the Salt Lake City/Provo area and happened upon this museum. On their website it told about a special scout activity. Since my youngest is a boy scout, I read up on it and if you made an appointment, he could earn a really cool patch. So I emailed... More 

Thank Shari T
Palm Desert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Small but very nice paleontology museum with fabulous collection of Jurassic dinosaur fossils. Part of BYU so on going Fossil work could be viewed through a large window Signs on fossils very informative Free

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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.

Thank Ron B
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

Thank Joey G
West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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