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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is a spectacular work of architecture blended seamlessly into the beautiful surrondings of the Wasatch benches. The collection and exhibits are exquisitely done and appeal for viewing aa well as several hands-on exhibits. The dinosaur exhibits are awesome!!

Thank utahbill2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So glad Wednesday’s closing time is 9:00 pm. Gives the day working class time during the week to visit this incredible building. Remembering the museum movie of the dinosaur coming to life in the evening as I drove up the drive to the parking lot...”erie”...More

Thank Kamerade
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had the best dinosaur exhibits I have ever seen. If some in your group has trouble walking, start at the top floor and meander down to the first floor. They currently have a viking exhibit which was also kind of cool

Thank wingnut457
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a professional geologist so I may have a little bias but this natural history museum at Salt Lake City, Utah is one of the best I have ever visited, and I have visited many all over the world. This museum is only about...More

Thank epintard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is good for families and individuals, especially you are really interested in the natural world. They have special exhibits that change a couple times a year. There is a lot of walking, so it is helpful to use a wheelchair if you need...More

1  Thank MontanaAzurite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a rainy day wondering around the exhibits. I’ve been to the museums in Oakland and San Francisco and enjoyed this one more. If the weather had been clear then we would have also gotten to enjoy spectacular views of the valley. I guess...More

1  Thank Rana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dinosaur display -- especially triceratops -- will blow you away. Who knew there were so many varieties?!? The geology display is a must and makes hiking trips in the west so much more meaningful. Something for everyone: there are hands on displays and also...More

1  Thank Sibyl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...then you must come to this place. The collection is amazing and the displays are very clever. I particularly love the trophy wall with an incredible set of ceratopsidae heads. Everything else is ok, but you may call it bulk, if you have a dinosaur...More

1  Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is filled with many interactive stations describing early church history. One can get a glimpse into early settlement struggles as well as meet up with actual people who lived through that time. An amazing activity room is filled with hands on activities for...More

1  Thank skiqueen1939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Those who enjoy and frequent museums probably do not need much convincing given that the Natural History Museum of Utah is a beautiful facility which creative, beautiful, and impressive exhibits. I think the best thing about this museum is all the amazing things they do...More

1  Thank Sierra I
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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.