1. Frederic Woodbridge

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    Vacillating between loving and liking it and the chocolate exhibit tipped my hand.This is a wonderful distraction and both an entertaining and educational experience. I enjoyed everything about it, starting with its location nestled at the base of those majestic mountains. Its view of Salt Lake City is only surpassed by the views from one of those aforementioned mountains.Every turn contains a new and surprising installation, you will not be bored. Open spaces inside are welcoming & refreshing as well. My only complaint was the complete lack of parking space when I arrived on a Sunday afternoon. Five stars.

  2. Robert Kovacs

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    Great museum, nice, clean and well build. So many interesting things. Specialy loved those featurings like smell of the rainforest, sounds and things that they actualy want you to touch (unlike in most museums which do not allow you to touch anything..)I would be able to spend there couple days, not just hours … Definetly worth a special trip. Greetings from Slovakia

  3. Richard Wysong

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    This may be the worst natural history museum I’ve ever been to. It’s like an art student tried to make a natural history museum; it seems someone was more concerned with pretty architectural design than functionality. It doesn’t have much of anything pre-Mesozoic. If it did, I probably missed it because of the mazelike layout, which has you going back through exhibits you’ve already seen. Speaking of missing things, I went online afterwards and it turns out I “missed” the special exhibit because it looked like there was nothing after the mineral collection on that floor. A museum shouldn’t have lots of forks in the road… it should be like a race track–with curves, but a clear direction. And why not present natural history in chronological order? Oh and the special exhibit? Weaving. Yeah, weaving. As if it’s not bad enough that they have two floors of Native American stuff without that. They should rename it the Utah Dinosaurs, Utah Geology and Utah Native American Museum. It certainly doesn’t cover all of natural history. It’s more for kids and hippies than anyone really interested in science. The “Life” section is nice, but for a 163,000 sq ft natural history museum, I expected a lot more.I would recommend the BYU Museum of Paleontology if you’re interested in seeing some actual Hadean rocks, stromatolites and Cambrian fossils. If you don’t mind seeing lots of Moroccan fakes, Thanksgiving Point also acknowledges that there were eras before the Mesozoic.

  4. Julie S.

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    Going to a museum with two children under ten and three adults over 50 could be a challenge, but not at the Natural History Museum! With hands on exhibits for kids of all ages, everyone was entertained. Humorous enough is when we realized we had been there for over three hours without even being aware of time passing! It was a great experience and I do recommend that you spend a day at the museum. My kids (5 & 7) loved it, as did my aunt, uncle and mother visiting from the Mid-West.

  5. S G

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    Fabulous building, engaging exhibits and beautiful location. One of the best museums we’ve visited. Our kids loved the dinosaur skeletons and gemstone exhibits. Nice balance between science and history with one of the best native american exhibits around. The Life exhibit was also especially good. Highly recommended.