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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 right here in Lehi, Utah!. More than 50 hands-on exhibits, like the Erosion Table and the Quarry Dig, make it easy to interact with prehistory. You can even watch our paleontologists and volunteers unearth a 150-million-year-old Barosaurus. Whether you come by day or night, the Museum of Ancient Life is a lively adventure you’ll never forget. With so much to explore and interact with, it’s one of the best dinosaur museums in Utah.

All admission is time-ticketed with limited availability. Please purchase in advance.

2929 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043


Monday – Saturday
9 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

Early Closures: June 16, 5 pm
July 17, 7 pm
August 9, 5 pm

The Erosion Table will be closed beginning May 1 until June 2023 while our teams redesign the space. Thank you for your patience and understanding! 





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: $41

Children ages 3-12:  $32

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 and photo ID, 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).

Two animated dinosaurs holding giant ice cream cones


Looking to set up the perfect evening with your favorite plus one? For just $35, you can get admission and ice cream for two to the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life. This “sweet” package deal goes extinct on August 26, so reserve your tickets now!

glowing blue fossil against black background

Dinos After Dark

Beginning May 30
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6 pm – 8 pm

This summer, the dinos come alive at night! Join us for Dinos After Dark and explore the museum like never before as you wander through the halls, uniquely-lit for a new viewing experience. Enjoy exclusive programs like puppet shows, storytelling adventures, and scavenger hunts, plus receive free popcorn and sodas!

sunset background behind sign

dinosaur island

May 27 – August 26

Need more Dinosuars? This summer, a prehistoric adventure comes to life at the Ashton Gardens, where animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes lurk in the vegetation.

Junior Paleo Lab

Open Now!

Ever wondered what it was like to clean and prepare a real fossil? At the Junior Paleo Lab, you’ll use the same tools as real paleontologists to excavate a fossil from the Eocene Era. You’ll be the first human to handle this fossil and will even get to take your specimen home with you. Dig in to the world of paleontology, only at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life

$10 per person | $9 for Thanksgiving Point members



Weekly Dinosaur Discovery

The weekly dinosaur Discovery

The fossils in the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life may be old – but every week, we showcase something new! Join us for the Weekly Dino Discovery, where the past comes to life with the help of our knowledgeable staff. Every week, we will have a new fossil to investigate, activity to participate in, or a chance to learn about a cool specimen in our collections.
Included with regular venue admission


Inside the Junior Paleo Lab

Walking through the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, staring up at the ancient fossils to each side of us and towering above our heads, we may think of how crazy it is that the bones we see are millions and millions of years old. But we don’t often think about how long it takes to get them out of the ground, chipped out of the rock, and mounted before us.


Tours at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life

Behind the Lab: VIP Tour with Paleontologist Rick Hunter

First Friday of the month | 6 pm
Third Saturday of the month | 2 pm

See behind-the-scenes spaces only available through this exclusive offering. Enjoy an hour-long tour of our working lab.

$200 for up to 4 guests. Members receive 10% discount.

Pre-registration required



Paleontologist-led Tour

Thursdays | 6 pm

Learn about the ancient world from the perspective of Paleontologist Rick Hunter in this hour-long tour.

$100 for up to 4 guests. Members receive 10% discount.

Pre-registration required


Journey Through Time Tour

Mondays | 6 pm

Join one of our Explorers for a journey from the Big Bang to the age of man. Enjoy a brief history of the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life and learn important facts about the items on display.

$8 per person. Members receive 10% discount.

Pre-registration required


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  and Saturdays | 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.