Utah Field House of Natural History State Park, Vernal

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The Utah Field House of Natural History has been an integral part of the community of Vernal and Uintah County for nearly 70 years. The museum, established in 1948, serves the purpose of collecting, conserving and preserving, studying, interpreting, assembling and exhibiting objects (collections) of scientific and historical significance to the public for its instruction and enjoyment. The museum, with its exhibits and collections, was first located at 235 E. Main, but little room was available for expanding programs, and in 2004 the museum was moved two blocks east to 496 E. Main, in a state of the art facility.



The museum exhibits, which include prehistoric garden models, provide an opportunity for visitors to experience the unique geological and paleontological story of the Uinta Basin and Mountains. The museum showcases the regions Mesozoic dinosaurs and Eocene fossils, and is a portal for the Flaming Gorge-Uintas National and Dinosaur Diamond Scenic byways.

The museum provides not only a fun and learning experience for visitors through its professional designed exhibits, but also provides visitor information on the area, items in the museum store for purchase, scientific and education programs for school groups and other individuals. In addition, the museum also is used as a community center for events, meetings, and some birthday parties.

Our programs and collections form a marvelous partnership as each promotes and strengthens the others value. Programs are designed around the uniqueness of the collection, and collections provide the heart for the programs. The museum staff that is devoted to interpreting the natural history, brings to visitors and students alike a deeper appreciation and understanding of the specimens value.
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  • I was very surprised how much our family enjoyed going to this museum. They had so much to see and do! They have done a fantastic job with everything there. I highly recommend going with young kids an...  more »
  • Very educational and intriguing experience. The museum is very well set up and had fun interactive stations for kids. It was a nice half a day excursion, worth the time and money.  more »
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  • very cool place to stop by. the fossil wall was really amazing. tons of different kinds of fossilized plants and fish. there are also a bunch of modeled dinosaurs and other creatures throughout the entire museum.
  • Wonderful museum! Very reasonable prices. Lots to see. Very interesting and interactive for kids. There's movies for those who are interested in that and discussions on rock types and fossils. Life sized dinosaurs outside and in. Worth the stop. Takes between 30 mins to 2 hours to go through the whole thing, depending on how much you stop.

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