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What Does a Paleontologist Do?

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Discover what paleontologists do, from excavating fossils to studying ancient life. Learn about their tools, specializations, and the path to becoming one.

Seven Low-Cost or Free Homeschool Field Trip Ideas

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Field trips are a fantastic way to get your child out of the house, promote engaged learning, and have serious fun! They also have a healthy share of benefits – children who attend field trips show higher exam scores and demonstrate improved behavior. Check out this blog for seven free or low cost homeschool field trip ideas.

Rockhounding in Utah: Where to Find Gemstones, Fossils, and Other Geological Anomalies

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Utah is one of the best states to live in if you or your child are interested in geology. You can find an abundance of common gemstones, geodes, and fossils in the Beehive State. Learn more about rockhounding in this fun guide.

The Butterfly Effect – And How We Affect Our Ecosystems

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The Butterfly Effect, or the notion that one small change could have a much larger impact for better or worse, is popularized in science fiction stories for it's interesting look at how human centrality yields consequences we cannot know the breadth or duration of.

Inside the Paleo Studio

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Junior Paleo Lab is a space designed to encourage guests to come and learn how to be a paleontologist and how to actually work on real fossils

Polar Dinosaurs

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Even though dinosaurs, along with most other reptilian animals, are most associated with tropical climates, tangled in greenery and living in a perpetual summer, there were some that withstood the windchill.

Giants of the Ice Age

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The weather outside is frightful, but there is one prehistoric animal that would have loved this ice and snow: the Woolly Mammoth.

Walking Among Dinosaurs

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Liz Anderson is the Collections Manager at the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, and she explains the process the Collections Team goes through to take care of thousands of specimens in the Museum.

Rick’s Allosaurus

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In 2020, a new subspecies of Allosaurus was announced - Allosaurus jimmadseni. The first discovery of this new subspecies was found in 1990, but in 2002, Thanksgiving Point Paleontologist Rick Hunter discovered his own juvenile Allosaurus jimmadseni.