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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  • We recently toured this museum while visiting Utah for ten days. We love natural history and learning about the new areas we encounter in our travels. This museum was easy to find and had plentiful... 
    We recently toured this museum while visiting Utah for ten days. We love natural history and learning about the new areas we encounter in our travels. This museum was easy to find and had plentiful...  more »
  • Such an amazing place to visit. It was so cool, walking the floors and seeing all the displays and interactive displays! 
    Such an amazing place to visit. It was so cool, walking the floors and seeing all the displays and interactive displays!  more »
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  • The dinosaur exhibit is wonderful. I love the gemstone exhibit too. I also enjoy the geology exhibit that traces the history of Utah through millions of years of massive change. The museum regularly hosts visiting exhibits from all over the world. I recommend going during these times. There are also interactive activities for children in the mornings and at scheduled times. In other words, to get the most out this museum, you should look at their event schedule and plan ahead.
  • This was one of my favorite museum experiences I’ve ever been able to participate in. The walking amount can be a bit of a struggle for those with lesser endurance, but even then, slopes are gradual, elevators are available, and the entirety of the exhibits, save for a couple optional locations, appeared to be easy enough to navigate and handicap-friendly. The stories and presentations were excellently captured, and they made it very easy to discern between interactive and non-interactive attractions and displays. Fun for any age, with lots of visual, auditory, and tactile interactions throughout. Set aside a good 2-3 hours if you want to see everything and experience things wholly. We spent 2 and a half hours here and ended up having to be rushed out at closing time half-way through the Colors exhibit. Absolutely worth the time, the travel, and the visit.

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