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Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life

Travel back in time and explore what life was like over 65 million years ago in the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life! With 60 complete dinosaur skeletons, this museum has one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs. More than 50 hands-on exhibits, like the Erosion Table and the Quarry Dig, make interacting with pre-history easier than ever before. You can even watch our paleontologists and volunteers unearth a 150-million-year-old Barosaurus. Whether you come by day or by night, the Museum of Ancient Life is a lively adventure that you’ll never forget.

2929 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043


Monday – Saturday
10 am – 8 pm

Early Closure: October 31st, 4 pm 

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days





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

Adults: $38

Children ages 3-12:  $29

Children ages 2 and under: Free



Enjoy free admission to five award-winning venues, including two world-class museums, a butterfly conservatory, a 50-acre garden, and a working farm.

Receive advance purchase opportunities and discounts on popular day camps, youth and adult classes, and special events.

Take advantage of exclusive discounts on dining and shopping, plus receive perks like bringing guests for half-off regular admission.



Museums For All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

With presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card, admission is available for up to six people at $3 per adult, dependent children free. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.



We welcome nonprofit community groups to Thanksgiving Point! To learn more about pricing and the reservation process for nonprofit groups, follow the link below.



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

Gnome Hunt

13 gnomes are on the loose and hidden inside the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life! A guest-favorite, the Gnome Hunt is a massive puzzle of hide-and-seek within the exhibits at the museum. Very few guests have been able to find all 13 gnomes, and when they do, they get their name placed on the Gnome Wall of Fame! Challenge yourself to find all 13 – but be warned, this puzzle is not easy!

Dirt on Dinos

Wednesdays | 10 am

See interesting artifacts on display and ask our friendly staff all your dino questions. Included with regular admission. 

Tales for Tots

Mondays | 11-11:20 am

Staff will engage guests with interactive storytelling as well as movement and/or music activities that connect to the story theme of the day.

Bubbles and Bites

Wednesdays | 1 pm

Join our staff and watch our our agile Alligator Gar hunt for lunch. Included with venue admission. 

Mammoth Screen Theatre

Adventure into a 3D world with the Mammoth Screen Theatre, located inside the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life! This theatre provides a wide selection of films on ancient life, nature, and space for all ages to enjoy.

It’s Science, but Not Rocket Science

Paleontology is the study of ancient life as it is discoverable by fossils. Learn more about the history of Paleontology on the blog!