UFOP Recommended Links

Utah Geological Survey (UGS)
Dinosaurs & Fossils Page

UGS page with an abundance of information and free pdf publications about paleontology in Utah. Highly recommended.

UGS Dinosaurs & Fossils Page

Visitor Information Guide to Fossils in Utah (UGS)

UGS web page page with information about museums, quarries and tracksites around Utah. Includes a page with interactive maps.

UGS Visitor Information Guide to Fossils In Utah

Utah Office of Tourism, Utah Dino-Sites

Tourist information on places to see dinosaur exhibits in Utah.

Utah Dinosaur Sites

Bureau of Land Management,
BLM Utah Paleontology Page

Information about paleontology on Utah’s BLM lands. Links to other BLM paleontology information resources.

BLM page on Utah paleontology

Natural History Museum of Utah

In its new home at the Rio Tinto Center at the University of Utah, the Natural History Museum of Utah’s collections number 1.2 million objects and rank among the largest and most comprehensive in the western United States. The collections form the basis for all of the Museum’s educational functions, from public exhibits and programming to scholarly research and publication.

While emphasizing the Great Basin, Colorado Plateau and Middle Rocky Mountains, the collections also include material from throughout the world.

301 Wakara Way,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


NHMU offers periodic training classes for individuals who would like to become volunteer fossil preparators. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information: nhmu.utah.edu/volunteers

Utah State University Eastern
Prehistoric Museum

The Prehistoric Museum creates understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural processes that formed the geologic, fossil and prehistoric human records found in eastern Utah. We do this through educational and interpretive programs based upon our academic research, preservation programs, authentic exhibits, and the creative efforts of our staff and community.

Nestled in the heart of a resource rich archaeological, paleontological and geological play land, our museum has much to offer in diverse prehistoric subjects. One thing that makes our museum so unique is that our items on display were actually discovered within a stone’s throw of the actual museum location! Dinosaurs and other finds from this region are world-famous, but only here can you see them surrounded by their original context.

Dinosaurs, Ice Age and Archaeology! Another unique aspect of our museum is that we are not simply a dinosaur museum. We encompass so much more. This rich region spews forth paleontology, archaeology and geology in abundance, and it is with this advantage, we strive to bring the cutting-edge world of discovery directly to you. The Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum is one of only five accredited museums in the state of Utah, and the only accredited museum located off the Wasatch Front, as well as a state and federal repository.

USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum
155 East Main Street
Price, Utah
Phone (435) 613-5060


Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

Located in Vernal Utah near Dinosaur National Monument, and administered by Utah State Parks, the Utah Field House of Natural History’s mission is to preserve and reveal the wealth of prehistory found within the Uinta Basin.

Outside the museum is the Dinosaur Garden, a prehistoric zoo of full-size replicas ranging in age from Pennsylvanian through Pleistocene.

Utah Field House of Natural History
496 East Main St
Vernal, Utah
(435) 789-3799

stateparks.utah.gov link

DinosaurAh!Torium Foundation

The Foundation, which operates the Discovery Site in St. George, Utah, has put up a new web page that focuses on promoting the Site and three fundraising activities: Memberships, Adoption of a Track, and the Gift Shop.

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm (SGDS) is home to exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur tracks, some displaying skin impressions. These tracks, along with hundreds of fossil fish, plants, rare dinosaur remains, invertebrates traces and important sedimentary structures, show evidence that this site was produced along the western edge of a large, Early Jurassic (age between 195-198 million years ago) freshwater lake named Lake Dixie.
Other discoveries that make the SGDS unique include the largest and best preserved collection of dinosaur swim tracks, a rare sitting impression of a large meat-eating dinosaur, and the unusual association of tracks, traces and actual bones found in close proximity to each other
2180 E. Riverside Dr.

St. George, UT 84790
(435) 574-3466


Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park in Ogden, Utah features an outdoor collection of more than 100 dinosaur sculptures. The realistic full size sculptures are bases on actual fossil interpretations and are enhanced with robotics and a high tech sound system.

Dinosaur Park also features an Education Center and the Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Museum. The museum’s laboratory provides an opportunity for volunteer fossil preparators who work on new dinosaur finds and other fossils.

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park
1544 Park Blvd
Ogden, UT 84401-0803
(801) 393-3466


Museum of Ancient Life

Located at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, the Museum of Ancient Life’s exhibit halls are designed to immerse guests in the subject matter, using expansive murals, soundtracks, plants and gurgling streams.

With 60 complete skeletal displays, the Museum of Ancient Life is the world’s largest dinosaur exhibit and is home of the most extensive display of original fossils in the state of Utah.

A working paleontology lab operated by Western Paleontology is located within the museum and can be observed by guests as they tour the exhibit halls.

Thanksgiving Point
2929 Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043-3740
(801) 768-2300


Museum of Moab

Paleontologists have found a rich trove of dinosaur remains in the rock formations of the Moab area. Long before the land was dry and arid in its present state, dinosaurs roamed the region, which was then covered, in turn, by forests and lakes, then sand dunes and oases, then rivers and floodplains, and then swamps, shallow seas, and giant lakes.

On display in the Museum of Moab is an exciting collection of items: a full cast skeleton of Gastonia, one of the armored dinosaurs that lived in this area during the Early Cretaceous; the real pelvis and tail of a Camarasaurus, a 40-foot-long plant eater that lived in what is now the Moab area during the Late Jurassic; track imprints of dinosaurs, petrified sections of confier trees and cycads from the Late Triassic and Late Jurassic; the cast hind leg of a Utahraptor, a carnivorous dinosaur first found near Arches National Park in the Cedar Mountain Formation.

The museum also features exhibits on the history and archeology of the Moab area.

118 E. Center Street Moab, UT 84532
435) 259–7985


Nevada Friends of Paleontology

Department of Geoscience

University of Nevada Las Vegas

4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4010

President: Aubrey Shirk

Nevada Friends of Paleontology

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

An international organization for paleontology; SVP sponsors one of the world’s largest paleontology conferences every year. UFOP’s chapter advisers are heavily involved in this organization.