Utah Field House of Natural History Museum

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...

 

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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.

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

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.

Entrance Fees

Adults: $7 ($3.50 for Utah seniors)
Children: $3.50
Children five and under are free
No admission fee required for Vernal Information Center

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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    Uintah County Travel Region

    152 E. 100 N.
    Vernal, UT 84078
    800-477-5558
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