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Natural History Museum of Utah

301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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Reviewed yesterday

Only kidding. This place is amazing especially the dinosaur displays. I've been to the Museum of Natural History in New York City but this museum's dinosaur displays beats it. It's not too big and not too small a museum. It's just the right size and...More

Thank Sanford S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends from OOT all thought excellent, top notch museum. Great, expansive views of SL valley. Layout of floors and exhibits is attractive and not any "square" rooms, instead spacious. Fantastic for boys too with dinosaurs.

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone to the Natural History Museum multiple times. Taken students there for field trips and gone on my own just to explore. I love the traveling exhibits like the geckos and vikings. It's so fun to go and explore more about Utah and it's...More

1  Thank Whitney B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and well-put together. A bit boring for our 10 yr. old, as mostly younger kids were there digging around for dino bones. Not surprised by the exhibit on evolution, as these museums (Smithsonian, etc.) are all to happy to portray. Would not return.

Thank bwhoover64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been twice in 4 months and we live out of state. The exhibits are so educational for all ages. Each time we go we learn about fascinating aspects about Utah and the planet. A must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank Nan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located in a modern building right next door to Red Butte Garden & Arboretum, a short drive from downtown SLC. The museum has a vast collection of exhibits suitable for all ages arranged over 5 levels that can be reached by stairway...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best visited when it's not over crowded, the NHMU has exhibits geared toward different ages. Adults can move slower and read the information, while younger children enjoy looking at exhibits of native Utah life, dinosaurs, Utah geology or climate, or even a small collection of...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to come to see all the special traveling exhibits, and then re-experience the standing exhibits in this favorite destination. There is something for everyone in this museum that has an exquisite design to showcase its collection.

1  Thank Leigh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the beauty of the awesome structure on the outside to its internal components, this is a tremendous museum. One can spend 4 hours and do an adequate job in exploring the magnificent exhibits. However, to truly realize the significance and scope of the museum...More

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first experience was a guided tour. She explained the structure itself the thought behind the exterior and well as the interior layout. From there the walk continued. The guide mainly explained what was in each exhibit, we later went back to investigate ourselves. They...More

1  Thank susanbrekke
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Steve L
31 July 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Our Location 301 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Open 7 Days 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesdays Happy Summer of '16!!!
23 May 2016|
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Response from Mon U | Reviewed this property |
Hello traveler, there is not a planetarium in the museum but the Clark Planetarium is at the Gateway downtown Salt Lake Just search online by name and you can get more information including shows and activities.
22 July 2015|
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Response from JimBreitinger |
So sorry for the late response. Our guest services staff does work with guests to store luggage, at no charge.