Mountain America to be the naming rights partner for the Museum of Ancient Life and host special member nights every Tuesday in September and October



September 2, 2022


LEHI, UtahThanksgiving Point is excited to announce a multi-year naming rights partnership with Mountain America Credit Union. The dinosaur museum, housing one of the largest collections of mounted dinosaurs in the world, will be named the Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life.


As part of the naming rights agreement, Mountain America members will get to participate in Mountain America Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point in September and October. By presenting and using their Mountain America card, guests will receive $5 off youth and adult admission to all five museums on Thanksgiving Point’s property. Additionally, Mountain America will host community financial education events each year, providing the local community with greater access to financial education resources.


“Mountain America is honored to partner with Thanksgiving Point to promote curiosity and education,” says Sterling Nielsen, president and chief executive officer at Mountain America Credit Union. “It’s important to Mountain America that community members have access to programs and activities that foster development and a love of learning. In addition, this partnership allows us to provide our community with financial education offerings at this world-class property.”


The partnership will also support other initiatives at Thanksgiving Point, including:


  • Every Kid Counts: Mountain America will help promote and support Thanksgiving Point’s Every Kid Counts initiative. Every Kid Counts helps bring hands-on science learning to life for economically disadvantaged kids throughout the state of Utah and allows children using WIC and SNAP benefits to visit Thanksgiving Point for free.
  • Luminaria: Mountain America will be the presenting sponsor for Luminaria, the winter light extravaganza hosted in the Ashton Garden during the holiday season.
  • I-15 Marquee: Mountain America will be the presenting sponsor of the marquee freeway sign at Thanksgiving Point and will receive advertising and display rights throughout the duration of the agreement.


“Thanksgiving Point and Mountain America share a commitment to innovation and excellence,” says McKay Christensen, chief executive officer at Thanksgiving Point. “These shared values will give thousands of kids opportunities to get curious at our satellite locations, in schools, and at Thanksgiving Point. We are grateful to magnify our mission to bring the joy of learning and wonders of the natural world to life.”


This partnership will greatly assist in Thanksgiving Point’s world-class experiences that engage, delight, and inspire. It will also support Mountain America’s commitment to nonprofit organizations that better the quality of life for their members and employees.




About Thanksgiving Point

Thanksgiving Point is a community-owned nonprofit with the mission to bring the joy of learning and wonders of the natural world to life through world-class experiences that engage, delight, and inspire. Created in 1995 by Alan and Karen Ashton, Thanksgiving Point is a center of community engagement and welcomes more than two million annual visitors to visit, dine, play, and explore together. Thanksgiving Point is located at 3003 North Thanksgiving Way in Lehi, Utah. For more information, call 801.768.2300 or visit


About Mountain America Credit Union

With more than 1 million members and $14 billion in assets, Mountain America Credit Union assists members on the right path to help them identify and achieve their financial dreams. Mountain America provides consumers and businesses with a variety of convenient, flexible products and services, as well as sound, timely advice. Members enjoy access to secure, cutting-edge mobile banking technology, over 100 branches across six states, and more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Mountain America – guiding you forward. Learn more at


Media Contact, Thanksgiving Point:

Abby Allard, Communications Manager

801.768.7482 |