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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
Phone Number: +1 801-581-6927
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides...

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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Must see museum in Salt Lake City

If you have any free time whatsoever whilst in Salt Lake City this is a gem of a museum to visit plus it has the added attraction of being open Sunday. The stunning aspect and... read more

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you have any free time whatsoever whilst in Salt Lake City this is a gem of a museum to visit plus it has the added attraction of being open Sunday. The stunning aspect and splendid views afforded by the museum on its' lofty hilltop setting was well worth the $14 admission alone. Add to that a modern, well laid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course, the dinosaurs are fabulous. But the entire museum is worth a visit. There are great exhibits about the formation of Utah and its first people. The view from the deck is lovely and a photo op.

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Northfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Those three topics are prevailing theme for the museum. Very well done, and presented, clever glass floors showing dinosaur excavation and bones. Liked description and display of all artefacts. Have learnt a lot about Native American History with surprisingly extensive exhibits - loved it! Temporary exhibit about poisons also very cool. Beautiful building, views. Too bad I had only 3... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love museums, this was up high in the mountains with gorgeous views. It is beautifully laid out with impressive dinosaur and Native American history. The animal section was unimpressive, looked totally fake. This museum is Very small in size easy to do in a couple hours, with dawdle time. Lots of fun hands on items for kids. A fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting high up on the foothills, this museum could be visited for the views alone. It has many artifacts, fossils, interactive exhibits, and more beautifully exhibited. The architect and designer deserve awards as to how well-thought out everything is. I especially enjoyed essentially climbing through time barely noticing that we were wandering up the museum floors with the elevation ever... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For dinosaur lovers the fossils are beautiful, I wish they spread them out a bit. The museum seemed a bit over priced because we really only wanted to see the fossils. I wish we could have payed for just that section because once we were done in that section we walked through the rest quickly. The special exhibit 'poisons' was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just took 18 visiting Spanish students here and wow.. this place has everything! They loved walking around all the different exhibits and learning all kinds of new things. We all really enjoyed the new "Poison" exhibit, lots of interesting and interactive things! This is the second time that we've taken visiting students and this is the second time the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a new building housing a fun collection of dinosaur bones up to native american artifacts. I enjoyed the history and presentations. Snack bar was limited and pricey, like many museums, and since it is a bit off the beaten track you might consider that. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place to take the family. So much learning that can happen in a fun environment. My kids loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited NHM of Utah few months back. I was pleasantly surprised what we found here. From Dinosaurs to Modern Day people, across the sands of time. Great place to visit with family and learn something you perhaps did not know about history. Reasonably priced and they even have a little snack shop as well as Coffee Shop.

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