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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 4 days ago via mobile

If you love dinosaurs, this is the museum for you. There is an extensive display of fossils, many of which were found in Utah. Activities like watching videos of different scientists talking about theories of what killed the dinosaurs provide interesting supporting information to the...More

1  Thank TwinCitiesVal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had some one on one time with one of the grand kids so took them here. Was time well spent. Plan on doing it one on one with the rest of them.

1  Thank KJBarnes0826
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful museum and well worth the cost. The dinosaur displays are awesome!!! A must if you are a visitor or live here.

1  Thank DAVID4475
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great exhibits on dino's and Native Americans. It's great for all ages - no one will be bored. We didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked, but we had fun none the less.

1  Thank Hannahbears_mom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just getting out of the car here is nice with the view over looking the city. The museum had lots of native American displays along with plenty of dinosaurs. They had a Viking exhibit while we were there also. Plan to spend several hours looking...More

1  Thank rebus20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday afternoon our family spent several hours in the natural history museum in SLC. We did not allow enough time. We arrived at 2:30 pm and stayed til the museum kicked us out at 5 pm. We lingered over all the exhibits, reading and discussing...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have 4 kids ranging from ages 5-16 and they all enjoyed this stop. Took about 4-5 hours and it went by fast! Fun, hands on and a well set up lay out to keep you moving. Bonus view from the 5th floor! Military/family friendly.

1  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an educational experience in an air conditioned venue with some very cool dinosaur exhibits, this is the place! We particularly liked how they displayed some of the dino exhibits with plexiglass floors and a "view" into an archeological site. There...More

1  Thank GreatTrip356
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent a couple of hours but saw a lot! My husband was most enthusiatic about the dinosaurs--all found in Utah many years ago.

1  Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I worried that this might be purely for kids - well it is but there is so much for adults that this is a wonderful way to while away a few hours. Admission was $24 for the two of us and I rate this as...More

1  Thank sgdh
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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.