Annual Meeting Collections Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

With over 1.5 million objects, the Natural History Museum of Utah is a leader in both museum curation and education. The Rio Tinto Center opened in 2011 with new exhibit galleries, programs for the public, and a state-of-the-art collections care and research facilities, including the Past Worlds Gallery, featuring the extensive fossil record of Utah and the Intermountain West. Paleontology collections will be closed during the week of the meeting; research visits to the collections before and after the meeting will be accommodated by advance appointment by contacting Paleontology Collections Manager Carolyn Levitt-Bussian (  A limited number of spots are open each day.  Collections are open weekdays from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Admission is $13/adults and $9/children, but SVP attendees will be admitted for free during the meeting by showing their badge or registration confirmation. Museum hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day, and from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Wednesday.

BYU Museum of Paleontology
Provo, Utah
The BYU Museum of Paleontology is a recognized repository for fossils found on lands administered by the State of Utah, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Forest Service. The fossil vertebrate collection is comprised of over 30,000 specimens ranging from Devonian fish to Pleistocene mammoths and cave fossils. Although the collections contain a variety of animals, our primary focus has been on dinosaurs from the Intermountain West. In particular, most of the field work has been focused on Upper Jurassic dinosaurs from the Morrison Formation, Early Cretaceous dinosaurs from the Cedar Mountain Formation of Utah and Colorado, and more recently, Upper Triassic vertebrates from the Nuggett Sandstone. Museum hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. There is no admission fee, but special tours and research access are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact Rod Scheetz (
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum
Price, Utah
The home of Utahraptor, Prehistoric Museum has exhibits and collections that include dinosaurs from the Morrison and Cedar Mountain Formations and prehistoric mammal fossils from the North Horn Formation in Utah. Admission to the museum is $5/person, but will be free to SVP attendees who can show their 2016 SVP name badge or registration confirmation between Monday, October 23 – Saturday, October 29. Access to collections for research is by advance appointment with Dr. Ken Carpenter ( Museum hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday.
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum
Vernal, Utah

Visit the Journey into the Jurassic, Travel in Time, Explore the Eocene, and special exhibits at the Utah Field House. A new museum was opened in 2004 and state-of-the-art collections facility was added in 2012. Access to collections for research is by advance appointment only with Steve Sroka (, 435-789-3799). Admission to the park, including the museum and the outdoor dinosaur gardens, is $7/adult (SVP attendees $5 with meeting confirmation or badge), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday.
Dinosaur National Monument Visitor Center and Museum Collections
Jensen, Utah

Dinosaurs once roamed here, and their remains are on exhibit in the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry Exhibit Hall. Located only 3 hours from Salt Lake City, every paleontologist and dinosaur enthusiast must view this near-vertical quarry at some point in their lives. Over 1500 bones are exposed in-situ, just as they were deposited on the floor of a river channel in the Late Jurassic. Access to the Dinosaur National Monument museum collections is by advance appointment through Dan Chure ( Admission to the monument, including the dinosaur quarry, is $20/vehicle, every day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
St. George, Utah

The Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is home to some of the most important three-dimensional dinosaur trackways in the world. SVP attendees are offered FREE admission between October 17 – November 5 (the weeks before, during, and after the meetings) by showing your registration confirmation or meeting badge. For special tours or access to collections please contact Andrew Milner ( The museum is open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday.
Museum of Moab
Moab, Utah

The Museum of Moab features the natural and cultural history of the Moab area and southeastern Utah. Its exhibits range from geology and uranium mining to archaeology and Native American objects to pioneer settlement of the Moab Valley and modern recreation sports. The paleontology exhibits feature cast skeletons of the polacanthid ankylosaur Gastonia and the ornithopod Dryosaurus, plus dinosaur tracks, horn corals and cycads found locally, an Early Jurassic semionotid fish discovered locally, and a partial Camarasaurus vertebral series from the Morrison Formation at the foot of the La Sal Mountains south of Moab. For access to collections please contact John Foster in advance ( Admission is $5/person (children free), and winter hours are 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday.
Idaho State Museum of Natural History
Pocatello, Idaho
Opened in 1934, the Idaho Museum of Natural History is home to exhibits in paleontology, anthropology, and life sciences. Collection highlights include an extensive Plio-Pleistocene mammal fauna, the Wasden Cave site which includes prehistoric butchered mammals, and the world's largest collection of Helicoprion buzzsaw sharks. For access to paleontology collections contact Mary Thompson in advance ( The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Area Museums with Paleontology Exhibits:

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
$13/adults and $9/children (SVP attendees will be admitted for free during the Annual Meeting by showing their 2016 Annual Meeting badge or registration confirmation). Museum hours are 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day, and from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM on Wednesday.
BYU Museum of Paleontology, Provo, Utah
Free admission, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum, Price, Utah
$5/person (free to SVP attendees who show their 2016 SVP Annual Meeting badge or registration confirmation between October 23-29, 2016) 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.
Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum, Vernal, Utah
$7/adult, $3.50/child, every day 9am-5pm.
Dinosaur National Monument Quarry Face and Visitor Center
$20/vehicle, every day 9am-5pm.
The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, St. George, Utah
10am-5pm Monday-Saturday.
Museum of Moab, Moab, Utah
$5/person (children free), and winter hours are 12pm-5pm Monday-Saturday.
Idaho State Museum of Natural History, Pocatello, Idaho
Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park, Ogden, Utah
$7/adult, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm,
Thanksgiving Point Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi, Utah
$15/adult, Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm,
John Wesley Powell Museum, Green River, Utah
$3/adult, Monday-Friday 10am-3pm,
Great Basin Museum, Delta, Utah
Free admission (donations accepted), Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm,
Museum of the San Rafael Swell
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm (closed Sunday),
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Elmo, Utah
$5/adult, Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm through October, by appointment only during late fall and winter months. Contact Mike Leschin, BLM Price geologist/paleontologist (
Bureau of Land Management Big Water Visitor Center and Museum, Big Water, Utah
9am-5:30pm, every day.
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