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Natural History Museum of Utah

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Address: 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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+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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An extensive collection of Utah's natural history. The people who used the resources there to make their culture and use the land to make it all work. Very informative and... read more

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Southwick, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An extensive collection of Utah's natural history. The people who used the resources there to make their culture and use the land to make it all work. Very informative and interesting for any lover of this type of information. It also is a part of the Univ. of Utah and we had a good view of the campus getting there.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite a nice museum. Plenty of dinosaur skeletons, good traveling exhibits and what a view! There is a fun room with a water table for the littles. The small coffee shop/restaurant has good soups and sandwiches although they do have coffee shop prices. There is also a cute gift shop with everything from very inexpensive toys to fairly... More 

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But one visit may not do it for you. The museum is so vast and varied that most everybody will find an area of interest: ancient reptiles, poisonous animals, early Americans, and ..... But what if you run out of time? You just get to come back!

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Just went I March with friends visiting from NY. It was a great place to spend the afternoon. Great exhibits of dinosaurs and interesting facts about little and bid cottonwood canyons. Good for adults and children.

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Thank Karen C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a child-pleaser, if my grandchildren (5, 6, 7, and 11) are any measure. There are the perennial favorites like dinosaurs, animal displays, performances, and archeology. But there are also a wide array of hands-on interactive exhibits that are perfect for kids. This is not a look-only experience. The interpretation is excellent and equally engaging for teens and adults.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has it all-great hands on options, fabulous rotating special exhibits. (Poison was stellar, can't wait for the upcoming Vikings starting May 27, 2017) Beautiful to look at inside and out and such an ambitious range of displays. I go often and always find something new. There is a café with a full valley view, nice gift shop

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While this museum is not as extensive as say, the Natural History Museum in New York, what makes it special is its gorgeous design, its grand setting, the beauty of its exhibits, and the specificity of the information to Utah. I've been there with adults and I've been there with little kids and we all loved it! Lots of dinosaurs... More 

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Utah's Natural History Museum is well worth the experience. Kid-friendly, but plenty interesting for teens and adults. Plan on spending 2-4 hours. Some of the exhibits, like the dinosaurs, are there year-round, but other exhibits come and go, making the museum worth revisiting from time to time. There is also great hiking located just uphill from the parking lot!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great exhibits for visitors and locals alike. Excellent dinosaur and indian section. They do changing special shows so watch for those

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Was in Salt Lake City for a day. At breakfast, we were discussing options for our itinerary. The waitress overheard us and said we should go to the NHMU. So we did. Can I just say, this needs to be the #1 site in Salt Lake City. And if you have kids - take them! LOTS of hands on, age... More 

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