Natural History Museum Of UtahCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, United States, 84108
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8015816927
- Fax: +1-8015853684
- Ticket Price: 13 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Natural History Museums, Social, Arts, Museums
Treat yourself and your kids with a visit to this fascinating museum which takes you back millions of years to the time where nature thrived and man was only an accessory to an incredible world. The natural history museum is not concerned with the history of man or culture only but it concerns itself with the history of earth and its various phases of evolution. The Natural History Museum is set in 17 pristine acres at the foothills of Wasatch Mountain Range that makes for a befitting location for this fascinating museum. Homage to the glorious state of Utah, the presence of earth is palpable in the museum. The Past Worlds section and the section that showcases geological formations are particularly interesting, as are the dinosaurs fossils and the representation of the mysterious Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaurs Quarry phenomenon where 12000 fossil bones have been found. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Salt Lake City Itinerary 3 Days.
- Easily accessible for disabled and elderly.
- Senior 65 and above- $11, Young Adult 13 to 24- $11.
- Child 3 to 12 years: $9.00.
- Entry is free for children under two years.
- Entry is free for Museum Members, University of Utah Students, Faculty and Staff with Valid ID.
- Last Admission on Wednesday is 8:30 p.m.
- Nearest bus stop: Wakara Way @ 411 S (228, 313).
- Wakara Way @ 360 S (228, 313, 455, 473).
- The museum cafe
- Red Onion Deli & Grille
- The Point Restaurant
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Five stories of Natural History! Take the elevator to the top and work down - each level down takes you further back in history. Be sure to walk out on the top deck roof - the view is spectacular! The best exhibit is the last - dinosaurs on the lower level took most of our time! The dinosaur exhibits are spectacular! Be prepared to walk a bit - just getting from the parking lot to the front door was a good exercise.
The museum is good in many ways. The dinosaur section is well done and very informative. Other areas of the museum seem like they were just trying to fill space and you can tell by the visitors that won't even stop at these sections that they are not drawn to them either. Some "themes" just have too much dedicated to them, and I'm guessing in an attempt at appeasing specific groups. There is some fun things to do for kids and adults alike, a good learning experience. There is enough good information that you could go back a number of times before you are able to go through all of it. Kids enjoy some of the hands-on learning activities so it keeps them engaged as well. One-time visitor pricing is about on par with other museums in the area. Frankly, if you are going to go once, like the zoo and other museums, it's just best to get a year pass as it isn't that much more. Parking is good unless you are going with a large work event and then you will most likely have to park a distance away. Good place for a date or for families. They actually have a knowledgeable staff that can answer questions about the different areas.
We really enjoyed going to the museum. We ended up buying an annual family pass because it would have cost the same to have us all go 1 time. Now we can go again when we are in town. I was impressed with the employees and how knowledgeable they were about their displays. I could have spent a couple of days their learning about everything!
A wonderful museum which took the 4 of us adults about 2 hours. It has elevators, ramps and stairs for ease of access to just about any crowd. We started at the bottom and worked our way up through time. Exploring Dinos to cool rocks, insects, then a more modern era. It was well worth the money and worth the drive from just about anywhere. All ages would enjoy this museum!! 10/10 recommend to friends and family.
I really enjoyed taking my family here. My older sons didn't like it all that much because it didn't involve a TV with a game of some sort. The younger ones loved seeing all the interesting displays, and some of them are interactive. Definitely worth the trip, but the food options at the food court were garbage.