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Museum of Ancient Life, Lehi

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Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning. Using the natural world as a springboard for exploration, Thanksgiving Point combines place and process to shape today’s problem solvers into tomorrow’s makers and innovators. Thanksgiving Point is located at the center of Utah’s population growth equidistant between Provo and Salt Lake City metro areas.

Alan Ashton purchased the land for Thanksgiving Point on Valentine’s Day in 1995 as a gift. The creator of the groundbreaking software WordPerfect, Alan wanted to realize his beloved wife Karen’s dream of building a community gathering place.

At the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, roam among the dinosaurs, explore a Carboniferous Forest, and dive deep into a Cretaceous Ocean at the Museum of Ancient Life. Come visit one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs with 60 complete dinosaur skeletons in our galleries, along with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. This is the destination to enjoy learning about our pre-historic animals, playing with toy dinosaurs in the Erosion Table, and digging for fossils in the quarry dig.
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  • Whist visiting my boyfriend in Utah, we visited the museum at Thanksgiving Point and were blown away by just how many Dinos there were. We loved the walk through time, starting at the beginning of... 
    Whist visiting my boyfriend in Utah, we visited the museum at Thanksgiving Point and were blown away by just how many Dinos there were. We loved the walk through time, starting at the beginning of...  more »
  • This is a great museum! There are tons of dinosaurs in it, life-sized, using real bones that have been found; lots of bones, tracks, artifacts, and remains, many of which are unique to this museum... 
    This is a great museum! There are tons of dinosaurs in it, life-sized, using real bones that have been found; lots of bones, tracks, artifacts, and remains, many of which are unique to this museum...  more »
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  • wonderful museum teeming with excitement. fun for every age and so many interactive activities. the dinosaur bones themselves are gigantic and simply out of this world. the staff are kind and the museum is phenomenal. 100% would recommend if you love learning and dinosaurs!
  • My toddler and I had fun at this museum. This is a museum that displays plenty of dinosaurs fossils. It also adds games here an there so that kids can have interactive fun. My toddler especially loves the water area where kids can play with sand, water and dinosaurs. And at the end he also enjoys the sand area that invites kids to dig for fossils. The museum is a tad darkly lit and can feel like a maze at the first visit, otherwise it's a really fun experience.

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