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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“dinosaur bones” (38 reviews)
“native peoples” (12 reviews)
“new building” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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+1 801-581-6927
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"native peoples"
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"new building"
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"all ages"
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"special exhibit"
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"native american"
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"great exhibits"
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"top floor"
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"kids and adults"
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"red butte gardens"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Travelling to Moab, we overnighted in SLC. This was our only destination. Great museum, highly recommended.

Thank Murray C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for anyone interested in the history of the area. The dinosaur exhibit is one of the best I've seen. Also interesting is the 'hands on' exhibit that shows you exactly how deep the former Lake Bonneville was. You will be amazed. Get some little...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

During a business convention for my husband's company, one of the wives came with her husband and I brought her to the Natural History Museum when it was a cold rainy/snowy days. They had a chocolate tasting expo going on that made it extra fun....More

1  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern beautiful museum, it was a great way to kill time on a not very nice day. Lots of things for small children to do

1  Thank susan w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this museum and always learn something new. I gave it a four star out of five because there isn't a lot to interest very young kids (0-7). It might keep an interest of an 8 year old. My son is 4 and he...More

1  Thank Andrea G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to a nat. history museum for many years -- and I have the feeling that this place will spoil me (or anyone) when I go to visit another nat. hist. establishment somewhere else. From the F-L-Wright-ish exterior design, to each and every...More

1  Thank tiburondelnorte
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent most of the afternoon here as a family. There were things to keep me interested as well as my two early teens. Utah has a lot of history (Dinosaurs, geology, etc). The special showcase was on how animals are the 'ultimate xxxxx'. It...More

1  Thank Aaronwoo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited The Natural History Museum of Utah on Sunday, March 25. We both really enjoyed the Museum. It’s the rare museum that both youngsters and adults alike can enjoy a museum. NHMU has excellent dinosaur displays as well as fossils. Extra...More

1  Thank jamied49er
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a member of the museum for about 19 years from their humble beginnings on Presidents Circle to this gorgeous building. Displays are beautiful. Great for all ages. Great items in the gift shop.

1  Thank lafjzum
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun for adults and kids alike. Interactive areas and dinosaur displays are noteworthy. Our group of seven enjoyed this nice museum.

1  Thank PennsylvaniaPenny
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Steve L
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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!!!
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OMSLongIsland
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.
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mimosa1849
22 July 2015|
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So sorry for the late response. Our guest services staff does work with guests to store luggage, at no charge.
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