Museum of Ancient Life

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Museum of Ancient Life in the Legend Solar Building

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Early Closure: October 31 at 4 pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

801.768.2300

 

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 at Late Night with Rex, held once a month, where you go on a scavenger hunt through the museum, 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.

 

Museum of Ancient Life Features

TOYS

If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love "Toys: The Inside Story". "Toys" includes 12 different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and lets visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits.

"Toys" opens at the Museum of Ancient Life on September 16. 

OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10 AM - 8 PM 
INCLUDED WITH VENUE ADMISSION
FREE FOR THANKSGIVING POINT MEMBERS

Jr. Paleo Lab

 open Monday-Saturday, 11am - 7pm and select dates Listed Below

Molding and Casting: $2 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: $4 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. Parental assistance is also welcome.)

Half Price for Thanksgiving Point Members
Open Saturdays from 11 am - 7 pm plus the following 2017 dates:

- April 3-8
- May 29-August 21
- September 4
- October 19-23
- November 22-25
- December 21-30

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

Each Tuesday at 11 am

TALES FOR TOTS

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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Every Saturday 12 pm - 4pm

MAKER SATURDAY

Bring back old toys from the dead! Re-purpose a variety of toy parts into fun and exciting new creations. Make them creepy or make them cute. The fun is in the inventing! Feel free to bring in an old toy of your own or toys will be provided for you. 

Where: Toys Gallery at The Museum of Ancient Life
When: 12:00-4:00 every Saturday in October.
Cost: $5.00

Does not include venue admission

Third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am

BIRDOSITY

Have you been curious about carnivorous condors? Come explore at our Birdosity program. Discover the life of birds, brush up on your identification skills and learn about a variety of bird-related topics.

Included with venue admission

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Group Pricing

-Groups of 20+ receive a 20% discount off regular Admission.

-Advance Reservation Required - Please call 801.768.2300 (Full admission rates apply without reservation).

-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 apply (Luminaria, Tulip Festival, Utah Symphony at the Waterfall, Labor Day Luau, and other special events as scheduled).

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