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BYU Museum of Paleontology

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Address: 1683 N. University Ave, Provo, UT 84601
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Small and Cute

This is a very small museum, but it's well put together and informative. It will probably take the average person about 30 minutes to go through. If you've got kids, perhaps a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Go2theZoo
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Layton, Utah
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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small museum, but it's well put together and informative. It will probably take the average person about 30 minutes to go through. If you've got kids, perhaps a bit longer. There is a fun window where you can watch people working if they happen to be there that day. This is a free attraction, so well... More 

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This museum is fascinating for adults as well as for kids of all ages. It is not a very large museum, but what it lacks in size it makes up in the quality of the displays. Whether you have a few minutes or a free hour to spare, you can find a visit there worth your time.

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Fun place to visit with family, for a small outing they do not charge but you can donate it takes about a hour to see everything, we had a enjoyable vist

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This small museum is fun for little kids, it’s not overwhelming but they get to see dinosaur bones and complete skeletons. And it’s free! While you are visiting this museum you can also visit the other museums in the BYU campus, they are all a few driving minutes from each other. You can also get some good ice cream from... More 

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Thank Carsgonnagetyou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

While this is not a huge museum, it is great! I first went for a class, but loved it so much I took my family back at a later date. Even if you are not a dinosaur fan you will love this! My father is a hunter and loved this. Children would love this too!

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Turn the corner from the entrance to this museum and an allosaurus is about to eat you. The number of full-sized and complete skeletons they've managed to cram into this small space is truly amazing. Plus you can watch lab work being done through a large window. It's an intimate setting and free. Well worth visiting.

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Newton, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were looking for things to do for an upcoming trip to the Salt Lake City/Provo area and happened upon this museum. On their website it told about a special scout activity. Since my youngest is a boy scout, I read up on it and if you made an appointment, he could earn a really cool patch. So I emailed... More 

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Thank Shari T
Palm Desert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Small but very nice paleontology museum with fabulous collection of Jurassic dinosaur fossils. Part of BYU so on going Fossil work could be viewed through a large window Signs on fossils very informative Free

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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Next time your 8 yr old is with you, go to this museum because they have it all right out in the open so you can see it, handle it, and stick your head in it. Wonderful display of ancient earth history presented in an interesting and educational display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

It's REALLY small, it only took us about 20 minutes to walk through but the kids loved it. We'd go back! It's free!

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