Museum of Ancient Life


Museum of Ancient Life

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days
Early Closures: October 31st, 4:00pm



Roam among the dinosaurs, explore a Carboniferous Forest, and dive deep into a Cretaceous Ocean at the Museum of Ancient Life. Come visit one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs with 60 complete dinosaur skeletons in our galleries, along with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. This is the destination to enjoy learning about our pre-historic animals, playing with toy dinosaurs in the Erosion Table, and digging for fossils in the quarry dig. 

Also, be sure to check out the working paleontology lab where workers are unearthing real dinosaur bones. Right now, the lab is working on a 150-million-year-old long neck dinosaur called a Barosaurus. You can even pretend to be a paleontologist yourself in the Junior Paleo Lab by casting your own fossil and drilling a real fish fossil to take home.

If you want to make a night of it, spend the evening here, take fun paleontology classes, and get popcorn and drinks with a 3D movie at the Mammoth Screen. Whether you come by day or by night, the Museum of Ancient Life will be a lively adventure you'll never forget.


Museo de Vida Antigua

3003 N Thanksgiving Way Lehi UT 84043

lunes – sábado 10 am 8 pm
Cerrado los Domingos, Dia de acción de Gracias y Navidad

Recorra con los dinosaurios, explore la Carboniferous Forest (Bosque Carbonífero), y sumérjase en el Cretaceous Ocean (Océano Cretáceo) en el Museum of Ancient Life (Museo de Vida Antigua). El Museo contiene la exhibición de dinosaurios montados más grande del mundo, complejo con 60 esqueletos en nuestras galerías, también con 50 exhibiciones interactivos.

Juega con juguetes de dinosaurios en el Erosion Table (Mesa de Erosión), excava por fósiles en la quarry dig (cantera), y vea una película de 3D en la Mammoth Screen. Si quiere disfrutarlo de noche, pasa el evento Late Night with Rex (Noche con Rex) que tenemos cada mes. Si viene de noche o de día, su visita será una aventura inolvidable.

Características del Museo de la Vida Antigua


Si tus papas no te dejan superar tus juguetes para ver como sirven o si el montable eléctrico esta haciendo mas ruido que normal, les van a gustar “Toys: The Inside Story” (Juguetes: El Articulo Abierta). Se Incluye 12 diferentes estaciones de los mecanismos comunes de los juguetes, y les permite crear combinaciones suyas de engranajes, poleas, enlaces, levas y circuitos.

“Juguetes” se abre en el Museo de Vida Antigua el 16 de septiembre.

Abierto lunes-sábado a las 10 am – 8 pm
Se incluye con su admisión al museo
Gratis para los miembros de Thanksgiving Point

Paleo Lab

Abierto los sábados y otras fechas selectas, 11 am – 7 pm

Replica de Fósil: $2 cada persona
Haga una replica de Fósil para llevar consigo a su casa. Al usar moldes de goma y Plaster of Paris, pueden copiar uno de 3 fósiles presentado en el museo. Esa actividad lo recomendamos para las edades 3 y mayor. (Empleados del Museo los acompañara y asistencia de los padres es bienvenido.)

Preparación de los Fósiles
Haga el trabajo de un paleontólogo cuando se prepare un fósil de pes. Tome su fósil a su casa cuando se lo ha completado. Jr. Paleontólogos tendrán la oportunidad de descubrir fósiles al usar un “Air Scribe” y técnicas comunes del arte de paleontología.  Esa actividad lo recomendamos para las edades 6 y mayor. (Empleados del Museo los acompañara y asistencia de los padres es bienvenido.)

Medio precio para los miembros de Thanksgiving Point

Abierto los sábados desde las 11am – 7pm mas las siguientes fechas:
1-2 de enero
19 de febrero
5 de marzo
2-6 de abril
28 de mayo

Mammoth Screen Theatre

Sea parte de la aventura al ver una película en 3D en la Mammoth Screen. El teatro se ubique en el Museo de Vida Antigua. ¡La acción te incluirá de una manera muy interactiva! El Mammoth Screen contiene una selección de películas muy grande para darle la oportunidad de montar dinosaurios, explorar el océano profundo y el espacio exterior, o visite la tierra natural acerca y lejos de donde vive. Va a querer volver muchas veces.

Need a little extra sensory support? We are proud to offer sensory backpacks for checkout at the Museum of Ancient Life and the Museum of Natural Curiosity. These backpacks are designed for guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders to make their visit more enjoyable. Backpacks include: noise reduction headphones for children or adults, fidget toys, timer, sunglasses, and “if lost please call” wristbands.

Kits are free to check out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the admission desk. Guests are required to leave a valid drivers license or keys during use of the kit. 

Museum of Ancient Life Features

Dinosaur Revolution

Pterosaur, Plesiosaur, Phytosaur…sure, they look like dinosaurs, spell like a dinosaurs...but guess what? Just because it ends with "s-a-u-r", doesn't mean it begins with "d-i-n-o."

 Uncover the facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution as you live large in reptilian role-play activities, undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior. Become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings and learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history.

Created by Minotaur Mazes, Dinosaur Revolution blends learning and play inviting visitors to investigate all things dinosaur...ultimately unearthing a shocking discovery: dinosaurs may not be extinct!


Jr. Paleo Lab

 open Saturdays AND SELECT DATES LISTED BELOW, 11am - 7pm 

Molding and Casting: $4 per person
Make a cast of a dinosaur fossil to take home. Using rubber molds and Plaster of Paris, guests can copy one of three fossils featured in the main exhibit halls. Recommended for ages 3 and older. (Museum staff assistance will be provided, and parental assistance is welcome.) 

Fossil Prep: $6 per person
Do the work of a paleontologist as you prepare a fish fossil. Take your fossil home with you when it has been completed. Jr. Paleontologists will try their hand at uncovering fossil fish using an air scribe and techniques common to the art of fossil preparation. Recommended for ages 6 and older. (Museum staff assistance will be provided, and parental assistance is welcome.) 

Half Price for Thanksgiving Point Members
Open Saturdays from 11 am - 7 pm plus the following 2019 dates:

- June 1-August 19
- July 4 - 5:00pm closing
- July 8 - 5:00pm closing
- September 2
- October 17-18
- October 21
- November 27 and 29
- December 23-January 1 (2020)
- December 24 (open 11am - 3pm)
- January 31st, 2020 (open 11am- 5pm)

Mammoth Screen Theatre

Become part of an adventure at a 3D movie at the Mammoth Screen Theatre located inside the Museum of Ancient Life. The action will jump out and grab you in! The Mammoth Screen Theatre provides a wide selection of films, giving you an opportunity to ride with the dinosaurs, explore the depths of the earth in the ocean or above the earth in space, or visit natural landscapes near and far. You'll want to come back again and again.

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What's Happening at the Museum

November 9


Head over to the Museum of Ancient Life for the coolest event in orbit! Activities will be exciting and educational as you learn about the intricacies of the solar system and how planets came to exist. Join us in welcoming planet expert Dr. Jani Radebaugh, a current professor at BYU, as she shares her knowledge of the latest discoveries in space. The fun will be out of this world!

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Each Monday at 11 am


Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each week at 11 am. Each week a new story is read followed by a fun activity that goes along with that story.

Included with venue admission

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Explorer Pass

See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day. 

Adults: $34.95
Children (ages 3-12): $24.95
Seniors (65+): $24.95


Regular Season Admission

Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Seniors (65+): $15
Children ages 2 and under are Free

Remember that Thanksgiving Point members receive unlimited free admission!

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Group Pricing

-Groups of 20+ receive 20% off regular admission prices.

-To receive the discount rate groups must enter and pay as a group in one transaction.

-Reservation does not denote private experience - this is a public area.

-No amplified music or microphones allowed.

-Valid only during regular hours of operation.

-Blackout dates may apply.

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