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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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An Underated Date Location

Those who enjoy and frequent museums probably do not need much convincing given that the Natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sierra I
Outstanding presentation.

An amazing place to visit, outstanding presentation all round. Be prepared to spend up to thee or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christopher M
Mandurah, Australia
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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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“new building” (24 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 1 week ago

Those who enjoy and frequent museums probably do not need much convincing given that the Natural History Museum of Utah is a beautiful facility which creative, beautiful, and impressive exhibits. I think the best thing about this museum is all the amazing things they do...More

Thank Sierra I
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing place to visit, outstanding presentation all round. Be prepared to spend up to thee or four hours going round the exibits.

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, there were a lot of kid-friendly exhibits, which I generally loathe; and yes, there were a lot of skeletons that started to blur together after a while. But the educational signage is great, so everything I was looking at actually meant something. Then, there...More

1  Thank erinrenfroe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to go here with our grandchildren but it is still fun for a couple or an individual. Plan on spending a half day easily. You will see everything from dinosaur fossils to insect species, dioramas on early inhabitants to native animals and plants,...More

1  Thank Jolene W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised by the extent of the displays within this museum. The main focus was on dinosaurs but many other smaller displays added great learning to this stop. Highly recommended.

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Natural history museum is modern with lots of cool exhibits that are interesting for any age. The location of the museum is on the side of the mountain and a view in itself. The 15 year olds loved it and so did the high...More

Thank businesslady5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to stay for a few hours and see all the exciting exhibits that have been prepared. Things for young and old.

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been members since the museum opened. It's always a treat to experience this magnificent facility. Great for all ages, families, couples, or even a solo stroll through the exhibits. The gift shop is fantastic, and the seating adjacent to it is amazing. I...More

1  Thank Marjie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum in Salt Lake City. Family friendly. Start at the top floor and wind your way down to ground level. Walk through cultural displays, geological displays, and end up with Dinosaurs. Activity spots for children to enjoy the experience. As usual, you exit via...More

1  Thank WA457
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was beautiful and overlooked the valley below. We intended to stay about two hours but doubled that time! Since we extended our visit we enjoyed lunch at the cafe. Soup and sandwiches hit the spot on a cool, misty day. What I enjoyed...More

1  Thank Janice P
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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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