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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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“dinosaur bones” (37 reviews)
“new building” (24 reviews)
“all ages” (73 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

If you go, you need to take a tour as the docent has a lot of good informations and tells you about the exhibits. Good for children to visit and very educational

Thank lfrost1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went under the impression there would be a military discount but that's only between the federal holidays so our military family had to go full price... This is a pretty small museum for what we paid and is pretty cramped. We had to do...More

1  Thank Molly U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a conference dinner here and found it stunningly beautiful. The meal was tasty and elegant and I found the staff to be helpful and professional. I wish we could have had access to see the exhibits, but the main floor was impressive enough.

Thank bmacgurl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. Lots of interesting displays and artifacts. Several interactive displays that inject some hands-on fun into history and science. Could have easily spent two days there looking and reading. Great for kids.

1  Thank Bronco70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love how the building blends into the landscape. All the exhibits are done well. My only issue which is of little importance was at the end of my visit and I went to cafe and ordered a perfectly awful cappuccino.

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a group that utilized the Museum for a private event. The setting is stunning with a soaring atrium design. The exhibits were interesting, educational and visually compelling. Enough educational content while not off-putting. It gave me a great overview of the...More

1  Thank cherylf235
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard that the Natural History Museum of Utah was really nice. But we were unprepared for rooms filled with reconfigured dinosaur bones and lots of information about them. Also enjoyed learning about the evolution of human species and the DNA exhibit. Loved it...More

1  Thank Travelin2Gether
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting this place. The exhibits are all great tools to learn new things. We even enjoy the exhibits that stay the same.

1  Thank KCFan6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Check the closing hours. This place closes EARLY. And they don't tell you when you pay that it is closing in 1 and a half hours. Learn from my mistake. Cool place though. Hands-on stuff for the kids and a new exhibit every-so-often....More

1  Thank WhiskeyZulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend starting on the 5th floor (via the elevator) and working your way down as this makes walking easier. There are lots of hands on activities for the kiddies and the history of the area is so interesting. Lastly, the dinosaur exibit is sure...More

1  Thank 571thalias
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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.