BYU Museum of Paleontology

Jul 29, 11 BYU Museum of Paleontology

BYU Museum of PaleontologyThe BYU Museum of Paleontology (also known to many as the BYU Dinosaur Museum) is a great place to “wow” your date, your family or just yourself.  There you will find an amazing display of rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and hands- on exhibits.

Be sure to wander the whole museum so you don’t miss out on the giant mega fauna (like the giant sloth found in Utah), fossilized seabeds with ocean critters, and of course the dinosaurs. There’s even a large viewing window where you can watch people working on real dino fossils.

Remember to bring the camera so you can get a picture standing beside one of  the giant dinosaur bones, such as the shoulder blade, femur or vertebrae. It’s hard to imagine how big the critters were that were attached to those. Another picture favorite is the  giant ancient crocodile skull that makes us all thankful crocodiles have “shrunk” a bit.

The greatest part it that is FREE! If you would like to donate however, just throw your money into the mouth of the dinosaur (donation box), located straight ahead on the wall when you first enter the building.

You’ll also want to check out the nearby BYU Bean Museum and other free museums in Provo.