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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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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“dinosaur bones” (40 reviews)
“native peoples” (12 reviews)
“new building” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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"native peoples"
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"new building"
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"special exhibit"
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"all ages"
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"hands on activities"
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"interactive displays"
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"great exhibits"
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"kids and adults"
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"top floor"
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"school groups"
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"red butte gardens"
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"behind the scenes"
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"great for kids"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like fossils, minerals, dinosaurs this place is for you. The mineral and gem displaying was amazing. If you have free time while hanging around SLC stop by!!

Thank Umut G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum to visit after the zoo. Plenty of great items to view and very interesting looking at previous history. Well worth a visit

Thank Jennifer N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to the museum was a very educational one. If you like Dinosaurs and fossils this is for you. The gem and mineral display is fascinating. If you need something to do for a couple hours and enjoy exhibits about the Utah area...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum for kids of all ages. Exhibits well laid out and informative. While educational and geared more to younger visitors, it’s fun for adults.

Thank D Michael E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! Very impressive collection of dinosaur bones; educational, hands-on exhibits and learning tools; you can even watch paleontologists at work. Highly recommend for children and adults alike.

Thank Stephanie N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility is only a few years old and a real gem of a building. Architecturally stunning, with amazing views. Inside, you'll find awesome fossils and exhibits, and a cute cafe if you need a little pep me up of coffee or hot chocolate. One...More

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible exhibit of Utah’s culture and history. Exhibits of Utah’s Native American people and Utah’s indeginous Dinosaurs. Great hands on and interactive displays.

Thank Jenni T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great stop in Salt Lake City. We learned a lot about Utah's natural history (and prehistory!). Great way to spent an afternoon.

Thank Saundra R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the New York one and as expected this one was was smaller, but extremely well-maintained and great collection. A must visit for kids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited while on vacation and were thoroughly impressed. The exhibits were informative and laid out very well. I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the area and its history

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Judy R
7 June 2018|
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Response from jerry c | Reviewed this property |
we always stay at the Home2 suites by Hilton salt lake city east. Its address is 2350 S. foothills drive. We have stayed here three times and it has always been great. Good luck and have fun.
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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!!!
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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.
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