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D is for Dinosaurs

October 3, 2012

There is a fancy shmancy brand new natural history museum up at the University that has free days once a quarter, but you have to reserve tickets.  My friend who is a docent there never fails to let me know when tickets become available for the free day, but I never remember to get them online until there are no more to be had.

But finally!  Success!!

I was able to get 5 tickets last Saturday and we spent three hours or so at the museum in the afternooon.  We could have stayed a lot longer I’m sure if not for the 2-year-old who was finally headed for a meltdown.  We hurried past the last few exhibits.  It’s really a gorgeous place though and so much more inviting than the old museum.  I’m sure we (or I at least) could have spent all day exploring everything there was to see.  In the lobby was a cool glass display wall (so much more than just a display case) of Utah artifacts.

The old museum had room for maybe three or four dinosaur skeletons and a mammoth.  In contrast:

Outside “digging” for our own dinosaur bones:

There were several different rooms with toys and games to explore, and quite a few hands-on exploration stations throughout:

Looking out towards downtown and the Great Salt Lake (through some really bad air) from the terrace on the highest level:

It was about this time we realized E had had enough, but we can’t wait to go back!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2012 2:15 pm

    This looks really cool. 🙂

  2. October 3, 2012 2:54 pm

    Looks like a great museum! It does usually seem to be the youngest that determines when the field trip is over:)

  3. libertyhh permalink
    October 3, 2012 6:37 pm

    I want to play with them! The boys look like they are having so much fun.

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