Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Explore the region's paleontology, climate, topography, geology, wildlife, water resources, and anthropology at Natural History Museum of Utah. The museum features over 1.2 million objects organized in seven collections. Start on the fifth floor and work your way down to the bottom, where you will find four cast skeletons of Jurassic dinosaurs. Look for the 18 m (60 ft) replica of the 4,000-year-old pictograph panel from Utah's Horseshoe Canyon and "Romney Mine," a walk-in recreation of a 19th-century lead-zinc-silver mine. A small cafe serves salads and wraps. Avoid weekdays if you don’t want to run into school groups. Put Natural History Museum of Utah and other Salt Lake City attractions into our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning site, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I've been to a lot of museums all over the world, so I did think this one might be a bit subpar, but was actually very surprised to find that it had an impressive collection, beautiful building, and.....  more »
  • This museum was more of a science center it seemed - having mostly science-related exhibits, but not a lot of authentic exhibits (ie. Indian clothing from 2009). Being right next to the college...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite Utah museums. The exhibits are always carefully thought out so that folks of all ages and knowledge levels can come and learn something new. Their dinosaur collection is awesome. One cool thing I noticed this time around was that some of the exhibits have a little "smell me" button that you can push and scented air comes out, which adds another level of immersion to the experience. I would recommend this place to families with children, college students, people looking for an interesting date night, and tourists hoping to learn a bit more about our state and the world.
  • My husband Jason and I had an amazing time. Our favorite was the Dinosaur exhibit. The Dinosaurs were displayed well. It was also interesting to watch the process of dinosaur bones being pieced together and examined in a laboratory setting right there in the museum. The volunteer, Sharon, was knowledgeable and talked to us about the dinosaurs and Yellowstone and even recommended a scenic route to drive there. Her recommendations made our trip to the Museum and Yellowstone a memorable one. Date visited: Tuesday September 10, 2019

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