Founded in 1950 to tell the story of Moab, its lands and their formation, the cultures of the many people from prehistoric to modern times who lived here, and the richness of its paleontological heritage, this museum might be one of the first attractions you want to visit. Its exhibits are arranged around the following themes:
- Geology: Learn the story of how the land of the dinosaurs became an undersea tomb, and then the beautiful sandstone wonder you see today in murals and a huge topographical map.
- Paleontology: Skeleton of Gastonia, pelvis and tail of a Camarasaurus, dino track imprints, and cast hind leg of a Utahraptor, vertebrae bones from a Camarasaurus. Murals of the Mesozoic Era in the Virginia Fossey room.
- Archaeology: Artefacts from five major cultures that lived on this land before Europeans arrived. These include the Anasazi, Fremont, Ute and Navajo.
- Pioneers: Artefacts are used to recreate homes of 19th century explorers who first settled in this area. Also learn about Moab's outlaw era.
- Mining: see what prospectors used to mine uranium in the 1950s. Also salt and potash.
Entrance Ticket Details For Museum Of Moab
- Children Under 17 free with adult admission.
- Families $10.00
How to Reach Museum Of Moab
- Drive to here.
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5.16% of people who visit Moab include Museum Of Moab in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
78.95% of people start their Museum Of Moab visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Museum Of Moab
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Museum Of Moab
Museum Of Moab Reviews & Ratings
If you don't know what made moab, then hit the museum! It has been remodeled and is a nice place to learn the history of Moab!
For being a small museum, it was packed with neat artifacts, and had interactive displays for children as well as adults. Clean, friendly staff, but could use a new facility to better meet their needs, as well as better labeling and a better flow of the displays. We enjoyed it very much!
Not terribly exciting for the kid
Today was the last day it was open as it is now. I'm sad to hear it's being changed so drastically, that the upstairs is being removed and it's not going to be much display area. But more a learning of Moab on computers. When I think Museum I think of how it is now, not what it is going to be.
Great small town Museum. The museum does so much to help the community of Moab stopping by is a great way to support the people who live there. It's a great way to get to know the real Moab.