Utah Field House of Natural History Museum

Utah Field House

Main Attractions
Utah is famous for dinosaur fossils and this is one of the best place in the state to see them. The museum houses many fossils and dinosaur replicas, along with educational and cultural displays.

Location
Located in the town of Vernal, approximately 175 miles east of Salt Lake City.
Follow Main Street in Vernal to 496 East.

Contact Information
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum
496 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078-2605
435-789-3799

Seasons/Open Hours
Open Monday through Saturday year-round, 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance Fees
Adults: $6 ($3 for Utah seniors)
Children: $3
Children five and under are free

Description
Many dinosaur sites are found in eastern Utah, including Dinosaur National Monument. The State Park Museum here houses an extensive collection of fossils from many sites, along with impressive full-size replicas of prehistoric animals.

Exposed rock in this area reveals more geologic time than you will see in the Grand Canyon. Within an 80-mile radius of Vernal, evidence of much of Earth's history is visible. The Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is a 22,000-square foot structure built to preserve and reveal the wealth of prehistory found within Utah's Uinta Basin.

Outside the museum, and providing the greatest appeal to passing visitors, is the Dinosaur Garden, a prehistoric zoo of full-size replicas ranging in age from Pennsylvanian through Pleistocene. The garden includes a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus with six-inch, knife-like teeth, a horned Triceratops, six-ton Stegosaurus, winged Pteranodon and other full-size prehistoric animal replicas.

Nearby attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Red Fleet State Park and Steinaker State Park.

Utah Field House

Activities
View dinosaur exhibits including fossils and replicas Picnicking

Camping
No camping

Facilities
Museum with dinosaur displays and replicas
Modern restrooms
Museum bookstore
Picnic area

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