Many dinosaur sites are found in eastern Utah, including Dinosaur National Monument. The Utah Field House of Natural History Museum houses an extensive collection of fossils from many sites, along with impressive full-size replicas of prehistoric animals. Read more...
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.
This is also the official Vernal Information Center.
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.
Located in the town of Vernal, approximately 175 miles east of Salt Lake City.
Follow Main Street in Vernal to 496 East.
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum
496 East Main Street
Vernal, UT 84078-2605
April - October (Monday - Sunday) 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
(Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend extended hours until 7:00 P.M.)
November - March (Monday - Saturday) 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Adults: $7 ($3.50 for Utah seniors)
Children five and under are free
No admission fee required for Vernal Information Center
View dinosaur exhibits including fossils and replicas Picnicking
Museum with dinosaur displays and replicas
152 E. 100 N.
Vernal, UT 84078