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“Lots of fun on a snowy cold morning ”

Natural History Museum of Utah
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great fun for adults and kids alike. Interactive areas and dinosaur displays are noteworthy. Our group of seven enjoyed this nice museum.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I enjoyed the Native American part of the museum the most since the focus was on experiences of Native American tribes around Utah. The Land part was also interesting as unique to Utah and surrounding area. The rest of the museum was nice but flow was lacking some. I like museums where I don't have to decide where to go next, the design leads me to the next logical place. Wouldn't recommend going during the weekend or when it is raining as very crowded with kids running around. The one part of the museum (Nature's Ultimate Machines) wasn't Utah related which was disappointing since the name is Natural History Museum of Utah but it had plenty to do for the kids. Land and sky part is kinda a waste when there isn't any view from rooftop terrace. The Gems and Minerals section isn't that impressive. Overall if you have nothing else to do check it out but otherwise I wouldn't recommend going. Plenty of parking. Tickets are cheaper if bought online.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

I travel very frequently and visit museums often. My family and I were extremely impressed with the five levels of displays, the technology-based exhibits, and of course the dinosaurs. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, I highly encourage you to visit this beautiful and interesting museum. I would suggest that you allow at least four hours for a visit.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

100 4th graders running around. There were lots of interactive exhibits to keep the kids busy. The museum workers were organized kept them on task for lunch times and explaining the rules. Bright and clean.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

First time, I hwave myself 3 hours... Not enough time. Second four hours, third 5 hours. 5 hours is perfect if you like reading signs and taking in information.

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