Museum of Ancient Life


Museum of Ancient Life

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043


Tickets available HERE.

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm

Upcoming Closures: January 3rd, 2022

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days



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. If you want to make a night of it, spend the evening here, take fun paleontology classes, visit the gift shop, 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

Roots of Wisdom

Roots of Wisdom is now closed. Check back for more information on our upcoming exhibit soon.

In Roots of Wisdom, stories from four indigenous communities are brought to life in real-world examples of how traditional knowledge and Western science combine to provide complementary solutions to contemporary concerns.

From restoring ecosystems to rediscovering traditional foods and crafts, Roots of Wisdom helps guests understand the important issues facing indigenous communities, discover innovative ways native peoples are solving challenges, and strengthen the growing movement towards sustainability and the reclamation of age-old practices.


Jr. Paleo Lab

Closed until further Notice 


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.) 

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 Monday at 11 am


Join us for our weekly storytelling adventure, Tales for Tots, held each Monday at 11:00am. Staff will engage guests with interactive storytelling as well as movement and/or music activities that connect to the story theme of the day.

11:00am-11:20am (Please purchase a 10:30 or 11:00am ticket for this activity.)

Included with venue admission

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Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm


Fish Food for Thought: The Alligator Gar is sometimes referred to as a “living fossil” because scientists can trace them in the fossil record back 100 million years!
Join our Museum of Ancient Life staff on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1pm to watch these agile predators hunt for their lunch!

Please purchase a 12:30 or 1:00pm ticket for this activity.

Included with venue admission

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Wednesdays from 10am-Noon


Our program will be taking place outside the lab where we will have interesting artifacts on display, in closed cases, for viewing only. Friendly staff will help answer questions from safe distances while wearing masks.  Bring your best questions and imagination! Can you imagine how large a mask would be for a T-rex? Come learn about the science happening every day here at Thanksgiving Point!

Wednesdays from 10 am - Noon: Museum of Ancient Life

Included with regular 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: $38
Children (ages 3-12): $29
Children ages 2 and under: Free




Regular Season Admission

Adult Admission: $24
Youth Admission (ages 13-24): $19
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $17
Seniors (65+): $21
Children ages 2 and under are Free

Remember that Thanksgiving Point members receive unlimited free admission!





Museums for All

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 $2 per person. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.




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.

Non-Profit Community Groups


We welcome Non-Profit Community Groups to Thanksgiving Point! To learn more about pricing and the reservation process for Non-Profit Groups, follow the link below.


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