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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  • Attended a conference dinner here and found it stunningly beautiful. The meal was tasty and elegant and I found the staff to be helpful and professional. I wish we could have had access to see the exh...  more »
  • Great museum. Lots of interesting displays and artifacts. Several interactive displays that inject some hands-on fun into history and science. Could have easily spent two days there looking and readin...  more »
  • I love how the building blends into the landscape. All the exhibits are done well. My only issue which is of little importance was at the end of my visit and I went to cafe and ordered a perfectly awf...  more »
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  • This was one of the best museums i have visited, a great number of terrific exhibits. Lots of interesting displays and artifacts. Five floors of amazing dinosaur, early Native American and other historical displays and interactive opportunities. Several interactive displays that inject some hands-on fun into history and science. Could have easily spent two days there looking and reading. Great for kids too.
  • Awesome museum. I have been to many natural history museums in many cities and this is by far the best I have been too. Five levels packed with interactive exhibits that will keep you and the kids busy for hours. You can learn a lot here about utah. They even have a full working lab with scientists uncovering fossils you can watch. Truly an awesome experience. Go here you won't regret it.
  • Nice museum with a variety of exhibits and areas to visit for all ages. Cafe is reasonably priced and has a good selection, including vegan and gluten free options. Ample parking, except during special events. The architecture of the building is impressive and it's utilizing green energy and building technology.
  • Great place for all ages. Although not a children's museum, they're lots of kids specific attractions. Special event and holiday celebrations are great. noon new years Eve celebration is s lot of fun and s great way to celebrate the new year without staying up until midnight. parking is free, food and gifts available, restrooms, lots of seating throughout exhibit, wheelchair accessible everywhere, reasonable prices and discounts available... Fun fun fun.
  • Spend a great evening here exploring the main exhibit. Extensive artifacts with information given for all ages. The layout of the main exhibit was set up in chronological order which added an extra level of enjoyment for me. Also the phone app provides even more information perfect for a nerd who wants all the possible information they can get.
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