Opened in 1948, the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum is a museum in Vernal, Utah, United States. The museum displays prehistoric geological, anthropological, and natural history items found near the Uinta Mountains and within the Uinta Basin.
Eastern Utah is chock full of dinosaur fossils, and the Utah Field House of Natural History has a nice collection. Visitors will see assembled dinosaur skeletons, individual dinosaur bones, exhibits about paleontology, a movie about finding fossils, and lifelike dinosaur statues everywhere in the museum.
The Utah Field House of Natural History contains a rotunda, three exhibit halls, a classroom, a theater, and an outdoor garden.
The Geology Hall displays algae, dinosaur, and mammal fossils spanning more than 600 million years of history. There are also artistic representations of these life forms along with paintings of the geology of the region.
The Anthropology Hall features the human history of the area. This includes Fremont Indian artifacts along with reproductions of local petroglyphs. Many dinosaur skeleton handicrafts and other cultural items are exhibited here.
The Natural History Hall contains examples of animal life native to the area, arranged along a mural of the local environment spanning from the higher altitudes of the Uinta Mountains down to the lower Uinta Basin.
Outside the museum is the Dinosaur Garden, which features 17 full-sized prehistoric animal replicas from the Pennsylvanian through the Pleistoceneepochs on the Geological time scale. Highlights include a twenty-foot Tyrannosaurus, a Stegosaurus, and two Moschops.
If anyone in your family loves dinosaurs, the Utah Field House of Natural History should be high on your list. Get more information visit https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/utah-field-house/.