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Private Tour of Utah's Dinosaurs

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 66 reviews.Salt Lake City, United States

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Experience hosted by Natural History Museum Of Utah

90 mins
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll begin with an in-depth tour of our Past Worlds gallery and end with a behind-the-scenes visit inside our Paleo Lab. In the gallery, we will talk about dinosaurs found in Utah (some known exclusively from our own collections) and explore the ecosystems and adaptations that make these animals so fascinating. Inside the Paleo Lab, we will get a sneak peek at the the projects that our paleontology volunteers are working on and learn about the techniques used to prepare our most recent discoveries.

2020 Note: Due to social distancing concerns, the Paleo Lab is currently closed, however an alternate experience has been created that simulates a lab environment.
We'll begin with an in-depth tour of our Past Worlds gallery and end with a behind-the-scenes visit inside our Paleo Lab. In the gallery, we will talk about dinosaurs found in Utah (some known exclusively from our own collections) and explore the ecosystems and adaptations that make these animals so fascinating. Inside the Paleo Lab, we will get a sneak peek at the the projects that our paleontology volunteers are working on and learn about the t…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Admission to the Museum
From $25
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Oct 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Nov 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Natural History Museum Of Utah

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 66 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Spencer Bronte. I have been passionately in love with dinosaurs for as long as I can remember. I have worked at the Natural History Museum of Utah for over 6 years, and I’ve studied dinosaur paleontology for many more. I have found and excavated fossils in the field, prepared them in the laboratory, and cared for them in our collections. I simply love dinosaurs, and I love sharing the science behind these fascinating animals with you!
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About the organization: Natural History Museum of Utah



The mission of the Natural History Museum of Utah is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. NHMU is the state's official natural history museum housed in a stunning, modern home. Museum guests learn about Utah's paleontological treasures—including many newly discovered species of dinosaurs—explore Utah's diverse ecosystems, and much more.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Natural History Museum of Utah.

Where you'll be

Our Past Worlds Gallery provides a sequence of snapshots in time spanning hundreds of millions of years, depicting a range of Utah’s ancient environments and their changing life forms.
These past worlds are brought to life in displays that capture plant and animal diversity, sights, sounds and smells long lost ecosystems. The adjacent Paleo Prep Lab offers a unique look into the some of the real work of preparing and preserving fossils.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 66 reviews.

Patricia
October 2020
I am a huge Dino buff but I was a little apprehensive for my son reluctantly agreeing to my bucket list item, our guide or should I say expert paleontologist was excellent!! Weaving his own childhood love of dinosaurs added a personal, relatable aspect to our experience my grown son had a blast!! Spencer answered all our questions, his manner and disposition instantly put us @ ease I highly!! Recommend this museum offering to anyone even remotely interested in dinosaurs you will NOT!! Be disappointed!!:
I am a huge Dino buff but I was a little apprehensive for my son reluctantly agreeing to my bucket list item, our guide or should I say expert paleontologist was excellent!! Weavin…
Jeff
September 2020
Spencer was a fantastic, knowledgable, personable, and passionate tour guide of the extensive dinosaur collection at the awesome Natural History Museum of Utah! We didn't know what to expect, but were expecting great things, but the experience (even with a few COVID restrictions) exceeded our expectations, and we all left more knowledgable about the extensive dinosaur exhibit, as well as the remarkable dinosaur history in Utah! My kids want to friend Spencer on Instagram they were so impressed! HIGHLY recommended!
Spencer was a fantastic, knowledgable, personable, and passionate tour guide of the extensive dinosaur collection at the awesome Natural History Museum of Utah! We didn't know what…
Don
September 2020
I can't say enough what an amazing guide Spencer was for this experience into dinosaurs and paleontology. A very friendly, skilled at connecting and incredibly knowledgeable guy about the subject. He made a world-class museum even more of an amazing experience than it would have been. I learned so much from Spencer... thank you!
I can't say enough what an amazing guide Spencer was for this experience into dinosaurs and paleontology. A very friendly, skilled at connecting and incredibly knowledgeable guy a…
Gavin
August 2020
Spencer is an amazing character to meet in general, regardless of the tour! He showed us round the museum and gave us insights we never would've been able to find on our own. He was so much fun and was up for answering any question! This was honestly one of the best things we've done on our trip to utah over the whole 2 months. Fascinating, great for adults and children, never boring at any point - highly recommend!!!
Spencer is an amazing character to meet in general, regardless of the tour! He showed us round the museum and gave us insights we never would've been able to find on our own. He w…
Boogie
February 2020
Take this tour! Spencer’s enthusiasm and passion for the subject comes through when he speaks. My nephew loves dinosaurs so he enjoyed it thoroughly, but everyone else in my party did as well. We all learned something new!
Michelle
February 2020
Our guide was Spencer Bronte- he was amazing! A real dinosaur nerd; answered every question well and with enthusiasm. I was excited that we were allowed into the lab area as well. A well worthwhile experience for anyone wanting to know more about dinosaurs
Our guide was Spencer Bronte- he was amazing! A real dinosaur nerd; answered every question well and with enthusiasm. I was excited that we were allowed into the lab area as well.…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

The tour is for adults and teens 13 years+. Teens 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum number of participants is 10. Admission is complementary with purchase of the experience. Admission fees can not be deducted from the package price.

What to bring

Face coverings are required.