Museum of Ancient Life


Museum of Ancient Life

3003 N Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm

Early Closure: October 31st - 4:00pm
                     December 24th - 4:00pm
                     December 31st - 6:00pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days



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. 

Also, be sure to check out the working paleontology lab where workers are unearthing real dinosaur bones. Right now, the lab is working on a 150-million-year-old long neck dinosaur called a Barosaurus. You can even pretend to be a paleontologist yourself in the Junior Paleo Lab by casting your own fossil and drilling a real fish fossil to take home.

If you want to make a night of it, spend the evening at Late Night with Rex, held once a month, where you go on a scavenger hunt through the museum, take fun paleontology classes, and get popcorn and drinks with a 3D movie at the Mammoth Screen. Whether you come by day or by night, the Museum of Ancient Life will be a lively adventure you'll never forget.


Museo de Vida Antigua

3003 N Thanksgiving Way Lehi UT 84043

lunes – sábado 10 am 8 pm
Cerrado los Domingos, Dia de acción de Gracias y Navidad

Recorra con los dinosaurios, explore la Carboniferous Forest (Bosque Carbonífero), y sumérjase en el Cretaceous Ocean (Océano Cretáceo) en el Museum of Ancient Life (Museo de Vida Antigua). El Museo contiene la exhibición de dinosaurios montados más grande del mundo, complejo con 60 esqueletos en nuestras galerías, también con 50 exhibiciones interactivos.

Juega con juguetes de dinosaurios en el Erosion Table (Mesa de Erosión), excava por fósiles en la quarry dig (cantera), y vea una película de 3D en la Mammoth Screen. Si quiere disfrutarlo de noche, pasa el evento Late Night with Rex (Noche con Rex) que tenemos cada mes. Si viene de noche o de día, su visita será una aventura inolvidable.

Características del Museo de la Vida Antigua


Si tus papas no te dejan superar tus juguetes para ver como sirven o si el montable eléctrico esta haciendo mas ruido que normal, les van a gustar “Toys: The Inside Story” (Juguetes: El Articulo Abierta). Se Incluye 12 diferentes estaciones de los mecanismos comunes de los juguetes, y les permite crear combinaciones suyas de engranajes, poleas, enlaces, levas y circuitos.

“Juguetes” se abre en el Museo de Vida Antigua el 16 de septiembre.

Abierto lunes-sábado a las 10 am – 8 pm
Se incluye con su admisión al museo
Gratis para los miembros de Thanksgiving Point

Paleo Lab

Abierto los sábados y otras fechas selectas, 11 am – 7 pm

Replica de Fósil: $2 cada persona
Haga una replica de Fósil para llevar consigo a su casa. Al usar moldes de goma y Plaster of Paris, pueden copiar uno de 3 fósiles presentado en el museo. Esa actividad lo recomendamos para las edades 3 y mayor. (Empleados del Museo los acompañara y asistencia de los padres es bienvenido.)

Preparación de los Fósiles
Haga el trabajo de un paleontólogo cuando se prepare un fósil de pes. Tome su fósil a su casa cuando se lo ha completado. Jr. Paleontólogos tendrán la oportunidad de descubrir fósiles al usar un “Air Scribe” y técnicas comunes del arte de paleontología.  Esa actividad lo recomendamos para las edades 6 y mayor. (Empleados del Museo los acompañara y asistencia de los padres es bienvenido.)

Medio precio para los miembros de Thanksgiving Point

Abierto los sábados desde las 11am – 7pm mas las siguientes fechas:
1-2 de enero
19 de febrero
5 de marzo
2-6 de abril
28 de mayo

Mammoth Screen Theatre

Sea parte de la aventura al ver una película en 3D en la Mammoth Screen. El teatro se ubique en el Museo de Vida Antigua. ¡La acción te incluirá de una manera muy interactiva! El Mammoth Screen contiene una selección de películas muy grande para darle la oportunidad de montar dinosaurios, explorar el océano profundo y el espacio exterior, o visite la tierra natural acerca y lejos de donde vive. Va a querer volver muchas veces.

Need a little extra sensory support? We are proud to offer sensory backpacks for checkout at the Museum of Ancient Life and the Museum of Natural Curiosity. These backpacks are designed for guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders to make their visit more enjoyable. Backpacks include: noise reduction headphones for children or adults, fidget toys, timer, sunglasses, and “if lost please call” wristbands.

Kits are free to check out on a first-come, first-serve basis at the admission desk. Guests are required to leave a valid drivers license or keys during use of the kit. 

Museum of Ancient Life Features

When the Earth Shakes

“When the Earth Shakes” begins an exploration where both children and adults can delve into the science of earthquakes, tectonic plates and tsunamis, and find out what earthquake engineers are doing to make our world safer.

Immerse yourself in interactive earthquake exhibits. Jump up and down on a platform, changing how hard you jump, and match the seismogram from an historic earthquake! Watch how the continents move and re-form as you spin the dial through geologic history, from 600 million years ago all the way to 200 million years in the future! See where earthquakes happen all around the world on the Seismic Monitor that shows them in real time; you can see the many hundreds that occur every week and how strong they were. Maybe there was one in your area, too! This exhibition was developed by Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NEES, the National Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation.

"When the Earth Shakes" opens at the Museum of Ancient Life on September 15th. 

Opens September 15th, 2018

Jr. Paleo Lab

 open Saturdays AND SELECT DATES LISTED BELOW, 11am - 7pm 

Molding and Casting: $4 per person
Make a cast of a dinosaur fossil to take home. Using rubber molds and Plaster of Paris, guests can copy one of three fossils featured in the main exhibit halls. Recommended for ages 3 and older. (Museum staff assistance will be provided, and parental assistance is welcome.) 

Fossil Prep: $6 per person
Do the work of a paleontologist as you prepare a fish fossil. Take your fossil home with you when it has been completed. Jr. Paleontologists will try their hand at uncovering fossil fish using an air scribe and techniques common to the art of fossil preparation. Recommended for ages 6 and older. (Museum staff assistance will be provided, and parental assistance is welcome.) 

Half Price for Thanksgiving Point Members
Open Saturdays from 11 am - 7 pm plus the following 2018 dates:

- April 2-6
- May 28
- June 1-Aug 19
- September 3
- October 18, 19, 22
- November 21, 23
- December 21-31

Mammoth Screen Theatre

Become part of an adventure at a 3D movie at the Mammoth Screen Theatre located inside the Museum of Ancient Life. The action will jump out and grab you in! The Mammoth Screen Theatre provides a wide selection of films, giving you an opportunity to ride with the dinosaurs, explore the depths of the earth in the ocean or above the earth in space, or visit natural landscapes near and far. You'll want to come back again and again.

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What's Happening at the Museum

November 10


Join us at the Museum of Ancient Life for some outer space fun including a gigantic National Geographic map of the solar system!

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Each Tuesday at 11 am


Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each week at 11 am. Each week a new story is read followed by a fun activity that goes along with that story.

Included with venue admission

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Fourth Saturday of each month at 11:00 am


Come get up close and personal with some of the most interesting animals you will meet as we explore some of the curious critters that make our world wonderful.

October-February at Museum of Ancient Life

Included with venue admission

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Explorer Pass

See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all four venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens) for one day. 

Adults: $34.95
Children (ages 3-12): $24.95


Regular Season Admission

Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Seniors (65+): $15
Children ages 2 and under are Free

Remember that Thanksgiving Point members receive unlimited free admission!

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Group Pricing

-Groups of 20+ receive 20% off regular admission prices.

-To receive the discount rate groups must enter and pay as a group in one transaction.

-Reservation does not denote private experience - this is a public area.

-No amplified music or microphones allowed.

-Valid only during regular hours of operation.

-Blackout dates may apply.

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