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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 yesterday via mobile

We truly enjoyed our visit to this museum with our six year old son. Not only are the displays interactive and interesting, but the architecture of the museum is spectacular. We spent several hours at the museum, and our son loved it!

1  Thank jacobsj13
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to take my 4-year-old grandson because he is into Dinosaurs. I was astounded at how many bones and fossils they had. At least 8 full sized Dinosaurs. A wonderful Gem display. Great architecture and a beautiful view of the city on the 5th-floor...More

Thank cycy1410
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like dinosaurs, this is the place (pun intended). Utah has a rich option to experience digging up the past. The "behind the scenes" tour to see live work it AMAZING!

Thank Cavett I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to kill a few hours before a return flight. Well worth the smile and wonder on a 19 year olds face making them display child like qualities that they try and hide normally. The Vikings display was pretty cool and of course the...More

2  Thank Exhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting in Salt Lake City. Great dinosaur exhibits as well as other Utah-related exhibits. Wonderful experience for kids.

Thank S A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have served and tended bar at special events here and it is an amazing space, in addition to its educational qualities.

Thank Carey H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well designed, staffed and situated, this is a fantastically interactive and enriching museum for any age. I was there with 2 teenage children who were as engaged for 5 hours. We could have stayed longer but the museum was closing.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's enlightening and spiritual, you have to have a recommend to go inside, but people are everywhere waiting to give you a tour of the grounds and other buildings. Highly recommend

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see museum for dinosaur lovers. The exhibit and mounts are great and very kinetic! Loved the mother-Juvenal allosaurus hunt scene and the wall display of ceratopsian skull evolution.

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for non Mormon things to do this is a wonderful museum. 5 floors with one of them for rotating exhibits. Vikings was the rotating and it was wonderful. They had a couple of actors dressed up and sang songs and explained...More

Thank Craig M
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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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