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Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City

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Natural History Museum Museum
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. Plan to see Natural History Museum of Utah and other attractions that appeal to you using our Salt Lake City itinerary maker.
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  • I really loved this museum. Very kid- friendly with lots of dinosaur bones and interactive exhibits. Easy to walk with ramps to almost all levels. Views of SLC are magnificent from the rooftop deck.  more »
  • Fun and interactive, said my 11 year old daughter. We'll have to come back again, I said. Lots of cool activities, said my right year old son. I loved how it's wheel chair friendly since I broke my fo...  more »
  • Spent 3 hours here on a cross country trip. Beautiful facility with excellent exhibits- some interactive which was great for my 4 y.o. A definite must visit when in SLC.  more »
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  • This is a great museum. It's directed to all audiences, with a lot of information and a lot of hands on learning. I was able to learn so much about Utah's natural history here. It's a very entertaining and fun museum to visit. It is separated into different topics, which makes it easy if you're planning on focusing on a certain area of history. It's reasonably priced, and definitely worth it. I'd recommend it to anyone who's interested in natural history.
  • Absolutely excellent. I've been coming to the museum since I was a little kid. Since then a lot had changed but for the better. I had the opportunity to bring my little girl for the first time today. She had a blast. :)
  • Love this place! Great place to visit on non-peak hours. For best experience, be sure to avoid school field trip peak times. Complete cluster! Kids run wild with very little supervision. I get it! It's a kids museum and therefore kids are likely to been seen. But the two times I visited, happened to be with field trip kids visiting and it was excruciating! More docents are needed to monitor the exhibits and facility!! Exhibits are always fresh, engaging, and entertaining. Overall, good value for admission price!
  • Fantastic exhibits for the whole family. There are many free interactive activities that you can participate in. It is very cool. Plan on spending at least 2 hours here if you want the full experience. You won't get bored!
  • This museum is amazing. The dinosaurs are HUGE, and you can touch them! It's extremely kid friendly, very interactive. I recommend for anyone of any age. The Viking Exhibit is not something to be missed!