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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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301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent over 5 hours with four children ages 4 and 6 after 5 hours at the Museum they were still going strong and loving every minute as we're the grandparents it's a great place for all ages lots to learn and fun while doing...More

Thank 123Sanderson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hubby was mainly interested in the buildings architecture before we arrived as he'd heard about it. We were not only very impressed with the beauty & efficiency of the building itself, but the exhibits were extraordinary! We'll go again if we're in the area!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best dino museum. very detailed exhibition. Kids loved it and were thrilled about the time we spent there.

Thank 265alpap
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to get out of the heat It was a very interesting and informative place and put into context the geology we had seen on our trip through Some of Utahs parks. The human history section had good sections on First Nations issues

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take kids of all ages, but 6-12 year olds probably enjoy it the most. Great dinosaur exhibit.

Thank Piglet1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our grandsons are in love with dinosaurs, especially the 3 year old. So when we discovered that this museum had a large collection of dinosaurs we had to visit it. They have dinosaurs both massive and tiny. For some reason I just never think of...More

Thank sun&oil
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is a work of art. It is so beautiful and set into the side of the mountain so that it just flows together. Once you go inside, the first part of the museum (and the best, by far) is the dinosaurs. Take your...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This well prepared and thought out exhibition looks deceptively small in size but will take over 2 hrs to view. Don't rush it and plan accordingly!

Thank svjpac
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the natural history of the continent, esp. the Western US, this is a fascinating museum. There are also some great stuff on the history of Native American history and artifacts as well as challenging information on the evolution of humanity...More

Thank hrld2717
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome dinosaur section! Great variety of galleries! Loved the temporary exhibit on Vikings! Well designed overall.

Thank Katrina27
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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.

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